Monday, November 10, 2008
Rambling On and On
One day last week I was sitting on the swing outside, and i noticed the sprinkler next door. The sun was shining on the water drops, and it just looked so pretty. I've been in a very contemplative mood, not able to get anything done but daydream. When I was in first grade, my teacher wrote on my report card that I was daydreaming too much. That hasn't changed.
I am going back to Philadelphia this weekend to share a special occasion with special friends. As I have written before, I am still homesick for Philadelphia and all my friends there. Going back is always bittersweet. It's such a joy to be there, but it's always in the back of my mind that it's no longer my home. I loved my house there. This is a photo I took on our deck, which was surrounded by trees. It was one of those houses that you never want to leave.
I moved here to be close to my family. It is good to be near my mom, my sister, and my three nieces. I am getting to know my nieces in a way I never could have from a distance. This photo is my youngest niece, last week when I took her to her dance class. I wish I could have my family and my friends and my home in Philadelphia all at once. But I can't. So, I am living here and I visit there as often as I can.