Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Having a blast!

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'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.


Siobhan said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean!!! :) I'm thrilled you're having a great time and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. Enjoy!

Mama Lex said...

Sounds like you are making your case to move back HOME! I haven't been back in so long that I can't even imagine how hard it would be to have an extended visit and then come back to VA again. It is so hard knowing that our little ones aren't getting to have their Nonnie's and aunties, uncles, grandpas etc. around them on a regular basis. I can relate to everything you said, thinking about simple things like eating at Mary's Pizza and all the things we grew up with out there. Homesick for sure. Enjoy your visit and make sure to tell everyone hi for me too! Miss you guys and we'll have a party when you get back! P.S. Roxy is doing really great!
Love ya,