Emptying Out the CupboardsOctober 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm | Posted in other stuff | 31 Comments
Dear readers, there is something I have known about for a couple months now, and have neglected to share with most of you. And that’s not right. You need to know.
Seems R and I will be leaving Sydney and moving back to New York at the end of this month. I have mixed feelings about it, and I guess that’s to be expected. Of course I’ve missed my good friends, my neighborhood of eleven years, and the city itself. But being here, especially over the past few months, has been like living in some sort of suspended reality. We have had a fine time traveling recently, and are now doing our best to enjoy the last of our days here in Sydney. It’s not to say that we haven’t been affected by what’s going on, economically-speaking, in the States–in fact that’s the reason we’re leaving. Reality will certainly hit us in the face when we get back home. Where will we live? That will be a scramble. Will be both find jobs? I’m not so sure.
There’s little we can do about either of these things from half a world away, so I’ve been trying to concentrate on what’s right in front of me, and not stress too much about November. One important task at hand is to use up the food in the house (including my huge dried herb and spice collection). So forgive me if I come up with some wacky combos over the next few weeks, or if I do some weird ingredient substitutions for TWD. I’m just trying to empty out the cupboards.
Did I mention the saddest thing about leaving? It’s Sydney itself. I like it here, and although I knew we wouldn’t stay forever, I’m not ready to leave just yet.