Friday, December 29, 2006

Homesick

Well, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas slash Hanukah season. I haven’t posted the past few days because I have been very busy here. Very, very busy, doing very, very important things. Like entertaining my sleep-deprived, over-stimulated children. By taking them swimming (indoor aquatic centers are fabulous, if a wee bit hyper-chlorinated) and to the movies, and out to eat, and bowling, and shopping, and spending every spare minute of every day with their cousins, who they adore more than anyone on the planet. Every time we come home, and they spend all their time with their cousins, and I see the seven of them whispering and giggling and singing and teasing and playing together, it makes my heart break just a little that we live so far apart and they see each other so rarely and I get even more home-sick to move back to Oklahoma once again. Which will happen at some time in the future. At which point, I’m sure, the kids will spend so much time together that they’ll drive one another, and my sister and me, insane. But for now I just want to move back home and have all of us together, for the first time since my sister and I started having kids. How is it possible to be more home-sick when you’re home (OK), then when you’re home (GA)? Obviously I’m tired and emotional and possibly suffering from chlorine poisoning.

Did I mention that my mother made approximately four hundred pounds of turtles for the holidays, and since arriving here I’ve eaten at least half of them? I’m pretty sure when I fly back home next week North West Airlines will charge me for two seats.

6 comments:

Briana said...

Just got caught up on your last few posts, but it sounds like you had a good Christmas. Wishing your family a happy and healthy new year.

Ann from St. Peter MN said...

I just got back from a buffet lunch here at work, whereby everyone brings something to share, and the bank provides KFC and mashed potatoes and gravy. As if we haven't eaten enough the past few weeks, here we go again! So, don't worry about the turtles -those of us in Minnesota are on a serious carbo load! Since NW Airlines is based here, they should be used to larger than life people!

Rebee said...

Hi there,

I've been reading K's caringbridge site for over 18months, and just popped in here to see what was going on!

Have to ask, how do you tacke such great photos, ie, the background is blurred but the person is in such focus? please tell me you used some sort of photoshopping technique, as it means I have some shot of producing something like it!!!

Anonymous said...

I go thru the exact same thing! We live in upstate NY, but I'm from SC, and we go home every August.. I feel so homesick while I'm there, and sad for my kids that they see their cousins so infrequently... It makes it hard to go back sometimes...

Glad to hear that all is well with the Escoe's!!

Rosemary

Jennifer said...

I was homesick for OK too, so I moved back this summer (8 years away, mostly in the Dallas area). Yes, so I was close...but living in Norman has been awesome!

Hope you make it back someday. It's a great place to live!

Jennifer said...

btw, I've been a follower of Kendrie's CB site for about 2 years and finally popped in over here.

Happy New Years!