Home Again, Home Again

January 23rd, 2011

I’d love to be able to say that I’m doing a little jiggity jig because I’m home again, but at this point I can’t quite get those words out. I am happy (in some ways) to be home, and in other ways my heart is and will always be in the Deep South. I’m not sure if it’s because of the really trying year I had last year, or the fact that I was having so much fun- but I struggled more than I ever have before when it came time to start thinking of leaving.

One would think that it would get easier, but it hasn’t. I’m SO grateful for the time I had to spend with family and friends but wish there had been more time. I had to cancel pretty much everything our last weekend home due to the cold I had, which really made me VERY sad. I had so much planned for those last days and was looking forward to seeing several people again and even some for the first time. It didn’t happen and even though I know it was not my fault, I still can’t help but be disappointed.

We got home to find that our modem had passed away so we had to wait on a new wireless modem, which arrived yesterday. Through the haze of jet lag I set everything up and we are now ‘wireless’ again and ‘online’. Now to just catch up with everything. That will come though.

I do have much to talk about, including the return of 5 O’ Clock Friday’s and Soup Saturday’s. I actually made soup yesterday, but I was too tired to write about it thanks to jet lag. I can’t wait to catch up on some of my favorite blogs, plus I have a stack of emails to answer that I hope to start working on sometime this coming week.

Slowly but surely I’ll get that spring in my step again but right now I’m simply readjusting. Bare with me.

5 Responses to “Home Again, Home Again”

  1. Linda says:

    Ahh! Lori, I am so sorry you are having a hard time. I would say home is always where the heart is but I know you heart is in both places. I will be praying for you. Just think! If you would have met me, how much harder this would be. You would never go back to Holland. (Hoping I at least got you to smile and maybe even a little giggle) Love, Me

  2. Natalie says:

    I have been known to pack Barq’s rootbeer in my suitcase. One time I packed a dog fence – the shocking ones, we had bannana rats in my roses in Cuba… so I brought one back with me, my roses were beautiful from then on!! I brought Rum back from Cuba, and traded it for a hair cut when I got here…. all kinds of food could be found in my bags… I wonder what shows up in those bags that are lost and send to that place in AL for resale…. have a great day!!

  3. fin says:

    I’m sorta the same way. I now feel like I am going home whether I am going north or south.

    Of course the downside of that—is that I also feel like I am LEAVING home either way.

    Anyhow, I understand and sympathize.

  4. Distilled says:

    Hi Lori – I came across your site here whilst searching for people who were on JS back when the whole thing came tumbling down.

    Its good to see you’re still blogging, I’ve recently taken it back up again after journalspace went down.

    Anyway, nice to know some of us survived the storm!
    ttfn,

    Will

  5. admin says:

    HeeHee Thanks Linda :) Your comment did make me smile, although I’m sure meeting you would have been awesome. I’m trying to catch up- but it’s taking a while. I’ll get there, I hope.

    Nat- I have to say you have me beat hands down. Seriously, you brought a rat back? Is that what you meant?? I think it would have been interesting to live in Cuba though. I hear it’s gorgeous.

    That’s exactly how I feel Fin- but the South will always be my true home. There’s just something about it.

    How are y’all doing??

    Hey WIll- I remember you from JS and thanks SO much for stopping by. Now that I’m back home and slowly but surely trying to get into the swing of things, I’ll actually have time to visit other blogs, so I’ll be stopping in soon! How are you??

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