Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Sweet Home New Hampshire

Inspector Climate and I bought tickets home. And I couldn't be more excited. This is the longest I've ever gone without hugging my mom and dad. And just writing that makes me tear up.

So I thought, because there are three months (despite Inspector Climate insisting there are only two because "D, it's May! So, you know we're leaving in that's TWO months" It's the first week of May and we're leaving the last day of July....) I'd do some lists of three. Yippppeee!

Most Excited about:

3. Inspector Climate meeting my family.
2. Lying on the not-green rug with puppies.
1. Hanging with the family in my grandparents' holiday house in Cape Cod.

Most Nervous about:

3. Family stress. It's already creeping in.
2. Dying of jet lag...not to seem over dramatic or anything.
1. That two weeks just isn't enough time to overload on family time before coming home to Australia.

I am totally giddy to be showing Inspector Climate where I grew up:

3. Meeting my friends and family.
2. Walking through my parents farm, petting horses, and dogs, and cats, gardening and all those things that can only be done At. My. House.
1. Showing him the place where I spent the worst 4 years of my life - which happily brought me to Australia. Thank you MHC.

I am afraid that:

3. I won't have time to see everyone. Will I get to see my cousin in LA with our 5 hour layover? And spend enough time with Bobo-reis to fulfill a years worth of giggles and girl time? Will I get to see Rhea? and Preema? and Whitney? OH MY GOD HOW WILL I FIT IT ALL IN.

2. Going home will be different, I'll notice how much my grandparents/parents have aged. How old my dog is. How empty the pasture is now that my good friend is gone. How life doesn't stop for them, even though I live on the other side of the world.

1. I won't remember how to drive on the right side of the road, on the left side of the car, where we go around rotaries (not roundabouts) counterclockwise.

Things I am excited about that I miss here, in Australia:

3. Cooking with people. I cook a lot, now. I cook for myself, for Inspector Climate, but I rarely cook with anyone, and it's that that I miss.
2. Hugs from my mom, and backrubs from my dad. What can I say, we're a very touchy feely family.
1. And as if it needs to be said, PUPPIES and neicephews.

Three months! I should be yogic about this....Enjoy the present...enjoy the present. enjoy the present...


  1. It sounds like you will have a lot to do at home and getting to see your family is sooo important. Good Luck with getting to do everything that you want to!

  2. OMG Hoorayyyyy!!! That will be so awesome for you both! I can't wait!! I am eager FOR you!!

  3. How wonderful. I hope it's more than all the things you want it to be.

  4. That is so awesome, I know that excited anticipation so well. Get read for these to be a slow next three months!

    And I guarantee you won't have enough time to fit everything in. There never is. Don't be nervous about it. When I go home I just accept that I won't have time to fit everything in, do as much as possible and comfort myself with the fact that there WILL be a next time!