Thursday, July 17, 2014

Where am I?

Alert: There are armadillos in Alabama.  ARMADILLOS.  Am I the only one who thought that armadillos were a thing strictly in the wild west? Rolling along the desert roadways, racing tumbleweeds? To be fair, I have yet to see a live armadillo...just sail* 'dillos.  
(*sail - mid-west colloquialism for roadkill.  It's flat, so if you fling it like a Frisbee, it will sail. Get it?)

Armadillo. Habitat: Alabama (apparently)

Hi, I'm Jill.  I recently moved to Northern Alabama from Columbus Ohio.  I was born and raised in the mid-west, scarlet and grey blood flows through my veins. The south is somewhat of an enigma to me.  My goal is to figure it out and assimilate into the culture here.  Hopefully make some friends and become gainfully employed.  

That's me on the left.  "O" #1.
I miss Ohio with all of my heart.  I miss my friends, my family, even my mom's cats.  Those weird little cats.  I've been informed that the little cat no longer barfs as much, now that my dog doesn't live with him.  So that's a positive to moving out. Another positive, I get to live with my husband!  He's the reason I moved down here to Alabama.  We were married on May 24, 2014.  It was a gorgeous day, and we were so blissfully happy to be surrounded by all (most) of our family and friends! That's another post for another day, though. 

This blog will help me wade through the differences the south has to offer, insights I learn, and life as an Ohio girl, gone south. I invite you to join me for this adventure!


  1. Welcome to the south Jill! We are so glad to have you and cannot wait to meet you! Lets plan a weekend very soon for all of us to get together!

  2. Thanks, Cindy! I'm excited to meet you guys, too :)