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February 28, 2011

Crossroads by Gillian Archer

Filed under: Who we are — dangerouslysexy @ 04:00
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I’m standing at the proverbial fork in the road. After four years living abroad in Ireland, my husband and I have decided it’s time to move back home to the States. We’ve been so homesick for so long, I’m amazed it’s taken us almost six months to get to this point. Don’t get me wrong, I realize how blessed we are to have had this experience. We’ve met some fantastic people, done some crazy things and seen some amazing sights. I’m half afraid that crossing so many items off my bucket list so early is tempting fate. But if viewing the latest “People of Walmart” email makes you homesick, it’s probably time to move back home.

Before we can move, we have to figure out where our next home is. So far we’ve narrowed it down to Salt Lake City, Phoenix or Seattle-ish. Needless to say there are pros and cons to all the locations. Honestly, I’m hoping for Phoenix. I’m excited at the thought of summer for a change, plus we could get a house with a swimming pool *big grin* But any way it goes, I’ll be happy because I won’t be staring at the “People of Walmart” in envy—I will be one of those shlubs very, very soon!

See where Gillian’s at on her website


  1. I love the desert and miss it. I was raised in Phoenix and Tucson, the summers are … well after Ireland you might have some trouble adjusting. Just an FYI, we use to do bets on which day and month it would reach 100 degrees. My mom always picked May for some reason. Uh, she was usually wrong, the 1st 100 was usually before then. And yes, we use to bet for which day you’d be able to fry on the sidewalk. lol If you don’t mind the heat. The desert is the place to be, but I thought I’d warn you ahead of time. lol

    Comment by cmtorrens — February 28, 2011 @ 07:10 | Reply

    • Aww, thanks Chris. I actually grew up in Las Vegas so I know a little bit about hot weather. Although a day like today in Ireland–clear blue skies and warmish weather–makes me wonder why we’re leaving. If only there were more days like this, we might have decided to stay 🙂

      Comment by Gillian Archer — February 28, 2011 @ 07:33 | Reply

  2. Being a “People of Walmart” has become a goal? Where did we go so wrong?
    I’m sure Ireland will miss you, but we’ll be glad to see you home!

    Comment by KevaD — February 28, 2011 @ 08:37 | Reply

  3. It’s the shorts in the crack of the ass that kills me. I don’t want to get caught having to dig out a wedgie!

    Get home soon. It’ll be great and the whichever fork you take, I’m sure it won’t be the left one. 😀

    Comment by Jadette Paige — February 28, 2011 @ 10:34 | Reply

  4. Good luck with the move back to the US, Gillian.

    Comment by Ash Penn — February 28, 2011 @ 11:03 | Reply

  5. We’ll be happy to have you back. Ireland’s loss is our gain.

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — February 28, 2011 @ 12:53 | Reply

  6. Looking forward to having you in the same time zone as me. Yeah!

    Although once you are back home, you’ll probably get hit with that traveling bug and want to take off again. LOL Guess that’s what vacations are for. Hehe Good luck with the move, hope it all goes smoothly.

    Comment by Lauren Fraser — February 28, 2011 @ 13:03 | Reply

  7. Oh Gilli, never be envious of the ppl of Walmart! Though now I have the oddest urge to go to WalMart….

    I’m glad the move is on the horizon (I’m still scarred by the lack of print romance!) and I know it’ll be a success wherever you guys end up.

    Comment by Sasha Devlin — February 28, 2011 @ 15:02 | Reply

  8. As you pack, label each box clearly, and keep a searchable inventory. The toaster is in K-1. The underwear is in L-3. That sort of thing. Also, keep a separate list of how many boxes you have and what’s in each, in case one gets damaged, lost, or depleted in transit.

    Comment by Amber Green — February 28, 2011 @ 15:35 | Reply

  9. The people of Walmart are what keep me away from the US!

    Having left my country of birth and taken up residence elsewhere I envy you the certainty about where you belong. No matter where I live there are always things I miss about the places I am not…usually food and alcohol related. LOL. Due to my nomadic lifestyle no where is ever really home, I am just passing through on my way to somewhere else. I am a citizen of the world.

    Good luck with the move. Been there, done that, lost the possessions along the way to prove it. Funny though, we never did manage to lose the kids.

    Comment by Lillian Grant — February 28, 2011 @ 19:39 | Reply

  10. The cat cracked me up, Gillian. Can I have him?

    Amber’s packing instructions –heed them well. I did all that though then had an enormous allergic hayfever reaction to the packing material and forgot to check my list. Haven’t seen my antique Japanese Noh mask bronze knife for 15 years! The rubbish dump got it. I is crying.
    Luck with the move. happy travels!
    Do you realize this is symbolic of our move to a new blog?

    Comment by Cari Silverwood — February 28, 2011 @ 20:47 | Reply

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