All About Me

I grew up a suburb girl. I have lived in suburbs all over North America. It started in California. From there I moved to Alberta, Canada followed by British Colombia. Washington and Kansas were next. There were a couple of times we packed up our whole house, put it in storage and moved to Baja California, Mexico for the summer. Texas followed and then Michigan. In each of these places I have found things to love.

They were all suburbs though. Neighbors right next door. Some fantastic neighbors…some not so much.

Until December 2011.

We wanted to get away from the neighbors and live out in the country. We wanted peace and quiet. We didn’t want to see or hear our neighbors. We wanted nature.

We found the house of our dreams (or the house of our dreams in the rough) and moved out to the country. On a dirt road.

Life is different on a dirt road. I never really understood that before. Dirt roads themselves have lives of their own. Each day driving on one is different. Some days the ride is smooth. Freshly graded. Nary a washboard or pothole in site. Over night things change. Washboard roads appear. Potholes big enough to chip the paint off your mom-van. Driving becomes an art in maneuvering around obstacles…potholes…deer…washed out roads…turtles. And the potholes change in size and location. It is hardly ever the same ride twice.

Life is different on a dirt road.

It is our life now.

And I love it.

Potholes and all.

24 Responses to All About Me

  1. I loved reading your story. As a suburb girl myself – London, Aberdeen, Perth and now Melbourne, I have always wondered what it would be like to live up a dirt road. I will follow with interest and thanks for the like on my blog πŸ™‚


    • Too funny! I was JUST on your page learning about you! πŸ™‚ I find it thrilling that people on the other side of the world might get a kick having a peep at my life. Looking forward to reading more about Melbourne and the Mad Cows. πŸ™‚


  2. Congratulations I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! if you feel like you can accept, head over to my site to have a look at what you have to do and remember to copy and paste the award onto your own blog.


  3. Ok, don’t panic πŸ˜‰ first create a post mentioning the award and who nominated you, with a link to their blog. Copy and paste an image of the award on your site (which you have done). Award the blog to 15 more sites that you think worthy (linking to each one) and then give 7 interesting facts about yourself. Don’t forget to let your nominees know they have been nominated with instructions on what they should do. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more info – good luck πŸ™‚


  4. Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for the nomination πŸ˜€ Unfortunately I cannot accept this one as I already have it (the logo was green when I was awarded it and it is at the right hand side of my blog). It was very kind of you to think of my blog and I am flattered and doing a happy dance Yey!!
    I echo the thoughts above about being able to relate to people all over the world through our hobbies. Blogging is wonderful and it has taught me so much πŸ˜€ Avis x


  5. Hi Avis, Just stopping by to say that I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspirational/Lovely Blogger Award! If you would like to accept, please visit The Inbox Jaunt for more information. If you do not wish to accept the award, please know that your blog has inspired me! Regards, Lori


  6. Sorry, Carol! Of course it does!


  7. Having spent my life in London and now living in rural Dorset I know exactly what you mean! Tanks for your like. Enjoy life on the dirt road.


  8. Pingback: Bobbins, Quilts, Ice Road Truckers and Country Whimsy | Life on a Dirt Road

  9. cloudcoucou says:

    Hi! I just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. You may have one already, if so here’s another one! Have a look at my latest blog post for more info:


  10. crabandfish says:

    I just found your blog ad I live on a dirt road too and I love your quilting stories, cheers,


  11. Elisabeth says:

    Hi Carol, nice to meet you. Thanks for following my blog! I’m looking forward to seeing your progress in quilting. Lucie is a great teacher, i’m sure.


  12. Erin O'Neill says:

    Thanks so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I appreciate it. Best of luck on the blogging.


  13. thatssojacob says:

    Hey there, just found your blog randomly and liked it, so I decided to give you a follow. Come visit me if you like at and hang out awhile πŸ™‚ have a good one!


  14. Vlad Zaycev says:

    Hello! You have very excellent blog! It is a lot of interesting information! I enjoy you! Continue also! The best regards! – Vlad πŸ™‚


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