Hello world! This blog is devoted to my life in Pullman, Washington, home of Washington State University. I moved to Pullman two years ago so that my husband could take a job at WSU. We moved from Southern California, where we had been living for 8 years, and where I attended law school. Now I work part-time from home as a lawyer, and am a part-time stay at home mom (though all moms know there is nothing “part-time” about being a mom!) I have two boys who are 2 and 3 years old.
(Photo by Josh Kaffer http://www.joshkaffer.com/)
I love living in Pullman. Moving here has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me and my family. This is true for a number of reasons. The central reason is that this is a wonderful place to have a family. It is safe and clean, but not in a sterile, suburban way; it has a small town feeling, but it is invigorated by the students, who add a dimension of youth, and by the faculty, who add a dimension of intellectualism and worldliness; and it has a pace of living that is compatible with a life centered around family and friends, not around commuting, materialism and work.
[OK, disclaimer: This is not to say I do not enjoy, and even occasionally miss, the bustle of a city, especially a sexy city like Los Angeles. However, a city fix is only a plane ride away. Another reason to love Pullman – it has an airport!]
I am starting this blog for two reasons. The first is that I work from home, so I am rather desperate for contact with the outside world! The second reason is that, although there are lots of great things for families to do around here, it can be hard to find out about them. I wanted to have a place where I could start cataloging some of the features of this magical place.
I have no grand plan. I will meander through my experiences, and hopefully the experiences of my friends. I may throw in recipes. I will try to include lots of photos (the better ones of which will probably be those taken by my husband!). I may relate anecdotes about my kids that I think are cute, but that others may find annoying. I may complain about the weather. We’ll see.
I really hope this blog will also offer a forum where people can give their own tips and suggestions, and over time, it can be a cool little spot to drop in on.
Here we go!