March 16, 2011

missing the country....

Today was beautiful...ok, so the weather was a bit shaky, but it was so perfect because I had the opportunity to go home for a short little while. I haven't been home in quite a while because the RA job tends to keep me at school more than I would like, but I think it is the job that makes me enjoy home that much more.  I don't hate my job, as a matter of fact, I actually really do love it. It is always a challenge, something new and amusing, and it is great getting to know so many people across campus here at NC State.  There is nothing better than walking around, seeing one of your residents that you consider a great friend and just saying "hey" to each other in passing.  Each and every one of my residents has been a blessing to my life...they just make me smile :) Back to my original story...I had to go home today to pick up a gift basket my family's feed store had made for the NC State Agri-life Ball.  It was a cute little dog themed basket with treats, toys, and an NC State dog fun. I cannot wait to take it to our meeting tomorrow night. I spent some time at the feed store, which is always fun. This is one of the best times of the year because we are getting 350 chickens weekly, getting in new plants each and every day, and there are so many people excited for the nice weather so they can get their garden going.  Even though I get sick of it sometimes, mostly because I have spent my whole life there, I love going back there and socializing with the regular customers.  It is just a breath of fresh air to be back in the little town of Pittsboro.

I went home to drop some things off, raid the pantry for food, and played with the dogs for a short while.  Being an animal lover, it is so hard to be away from those silly dogs.  As much as Obi barks and Trixie like to throw up on my bed, I do miss scratching their bellies and taking them on walks.  I didn't want to go back to school so early, but knew I had to because I had school work to do.  It took me a lot longer to get back to school because I decided to take every other exit on US 1 just so I could drive the country roads with my windows rolled down and Dixie Chicks playing.  Lame, I know, but sometimes you just miss that smell of farmers spreading their chicken manure or freshly turned soil.  There is just something about it that makes any country person happy....

All in all, I love this time of year and look forward to going home a bit more frequently, especially since Pittsboro Feed is going to be a hopping place this spring and the plain fact that I just miss home. As a good friend of mine always said

"Whenever you have the opportunity, go home and spend time with your family 
because they are not always going to be there."

P.S. Aren't they just cute :)