Some Big News

I have some news, guys. I’m in the midst of a move to Georgia, to the north of Atlanta. I decided to up and move in the middle of a global pandemic to be closer to my daughter and grandbabies. I was heartbroken that I hadn’t even been able to see my newest grandbaby, McKenzie, who is now six months and of course, heartbroken that I was so far away from all the grandkids!

If you follow me, you may have wondered what’s up; I generally post pretty regularly and my posts have been slow in coming. I had hoped to keep things going but the process of moving was more difficult (and time-consuming) than I imagined.

Of course, moving is always taxing; what I didn’t take into account was the mental toll! So many things to remember, so many decisions to make and so many heartbreaking goodbyes. Luckily I’ve had so many good friends and neighbors who have helped in so many ways, and my daughter and her friends who are taking on so many of the arduous tasks.

I will always miss my beloved Minnesota and friends and family there, but I am so looking forward to discovering and embracing all Georgia has to offer! I’ll be cooking and posting again soon (I am already itching to get into the kitchen once I’m settled in) & hope you’ll continue to follow along in my cooking adventures!

In the meantime, take care, all and stay safe and I hope to see you here again on these pages, soon!


54 thoughts on “Some Big News

  1. Hope you’re settling in alright! Guess moving isn’t made more easy by doing so during a pandemic. Wishing you all the best in your new home town!

  2. How’s the move so far, Mollie? We kinda miss your presence at the fiesta. But don’t mind us, you make yourself comfortable first. Can’t wait to see what will come out of your new Southern kitchen, though.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Hi Angie, thanks! I took a spill down her staircase and cracked my sacrum…which I had to look up, lol! It’s the bone basically between the spine and the tailbone. I’m I accused my daughter of “stepping on cracks” from the old nursery rhyme. 🙂

  3. Cheryl A Goldsmith

    so nice to live by family.
    some advice: have a box for first day in new home with paper plates, plasticware, tp, ect. so much easier if you don’t have to be moving boxes trying to find essentials
    safe journey

  4. Oh how fun! Atlanta means three things to me and I would want to see all the related-sites: Coca Cola, The Walking Dead, and Gone With The Wind. LOL

    Wishing you a safe and smooth move and lots of time with the grandkids!

  5. AJ

    Best wishes for a smooth move! You will be so happy to be near your family – especially the “Grands”. Take some time to relax and take care of yourself once you get there – a little “sabbatical” will do you good!

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Hi AJ, thanks for the great advice! I think you’re exactly right. I’ve always found when I do too too much that my body has a way of letting me know it’s time for a rest.

  6. So exciting, Mollie, what a big change in so many ways! My best wishes for a move as smooth as possible; stay safe and enjoy being closer to your daughter and grandkids.

  7. Nikki Moranville

    Wonderful! You will love it! My son and daughter both live in Decatur and love it. You will probably NOT miss shoveling snow! Take your pause and enjoy your daughter and grandbabies before you jump right in posting. We understand.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      I can see how they love it (maybe not in August, lol) but the country is so gorgeous and the people so welcoming. I’m not sure yet about the drivers, holy cow are they serious, and the hilly windy roads, but I’m sure I’ll “get it” eventually! And yes the thought of not shoveling makes me ecstatic~ we have had so much snow the last few winters in MN it has been a challenge to even find places to put it all!!

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Hi Jurgen, thank you! To tell the truth, each year the Minnesota winters were wearing on my a bit more, especially this last with the lockdown. It’s going to be like a breath of fresh air! 🙂

  8. I was just thinking about you the other day. Was hoping you weren’t sick… so glad to hear that you moved. It will probably be nice more south, not to mention being close to family. Very exciting!

    • FrugalHausfrau

      This is going to be a total shake up for sure~ I was a little worried I was getting set in my ways, so to speak back home in MN; no more, that’s for sure!

  9. Nancy L Janssen

    Mollie! What a surprise! Good luck to you, my dear. I’m so happy for you to be able to be closer to family, especially those babies. Please, let us all know when you get settled in. I’ll keep an eye out for the post.
    Safe travels. N

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Believe it or not, it was a huge surprise to me, too! All decided in a couple of weeks.To think I’ve been in the same house for over 20 years and now BAM, Georgia! But best to do it, anyway, while I’m still young enough to get out and enjoy and explore and still have something to offer the littles. 🙂

    • FrugalHausfrau

      No I have not, but yes, you’re right! Funny thing is my current kitchen (1940s house) is way too small. I’m not making that same mistake again!

  10. Connie

    Good luck with the move! It’s said moving is one of the top three challenges in life. The other two are MOVing and movING.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      I know so! And there are so many fun areas nearby that are so hard to get to from MN. I like the idea of being near mountains again, too! 🙂

  11. Ron

    Good golly Ms Mollie, what an exciting new adventure. Having moved about the world more than once, I’m impressed that you could even find time to post this update. Have a safe and COVID-free move and I’ll be looking forward to your upcoming post…

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Thank you Ron~ It seems risky to me to be down here in Georgia, where the numbers are literally twice as much (deaths and cases) than MN. We’ll just have to see how things shake out, I guess. :)-

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