I want to start by saying that there's nothing like being home. It's the place to be. No matter where you're from there's a familiarity in the sights, smells and people that you encounter. When you live where you're from, you tend not to see it for all that it is. But, when you come back from being away, it hits you...it's home. It's where you belong.
We've been busy since landing here on Thursday. Maddie and I have been with my mom for the past 5 days and it's been great. We've gone a walk, shopped, had a proper afternoon tea, played, read, eaten at my favorite places, lounged, chatted and watched some TV. One thing I've noticed is that the days fly by! When you're waiting to go on a trip, you're counting down the days and it takes forever, but when you're on a trip that you want to last, time flies by. Strange thing; time. I had lunch yesterday with my best friend from childhood and the best way to describe how it felt is comfortable. That's the best way to feel with people, like they fit you just right. That's how lunch was. No pretense, no expectations, just a time to reconnect and enjoy each other. That was the best. Maddie's been having a blast with her Nonnie. I don't know how she'll go back to regular life with just me around. As soon as I get her out of the crib in the morning, she goes running and saying "Nonnie, Nonnie?" Looking for her. All of these things put together reminds me why living 3000 miles away is so hard. I'm making sure to remind myself to really enjoy it though, because I won't be back for a while. I'm taking lot's of pictures (including Maddie's 1st ponytail :) Enjoy what's left of your Wednesday.