I’m realizing that this whole ambivalence that comes with leaving another country that’s been your home for the past two years isn’t necessarily the best fodder for the blogosphere (sorry).
I figured I could take advantage, however, of the mixed feelings, by listening to the leaps my little heart does when I think about some of the more frivolous (and not so) aspects of calling the U.S. of A. home.
So, with no further ado, here are some of the little things I miss and am looking forward to in our reunion with America in just a month:
- Grass, and walking in said grass, getting it between my toes and feeling the earth under my feet (cheesy, I know).
- Pastries: scones, muffins, you name it, and the opportunity for some real baking in a real oven (which I hardly did before we left the country, but now it sounds great!).
- Being in the same time zone as friends and family, i.e. being able to pick up the phone in mid-afternoon and give one of them a call!
- Libraries full of books and movies in my native language.
- And along those lines, quiet, solitude, and the great outdoors.
- Worshiping at a Presbyterian Church.
- Good draught beer, burgers, sandwiches, grilling out, and other all-American fare.
- Going to the gym (and knowing it will have air-conditioning and be relatively BO-free!).
- Gorgeous bathrooms and bathtubs where one can just linger…
- Good coffee and wine!
What did I miss??