Catch you on the flip sideOctober 23, 2008 at 7:34 am | Posted in other stuff | 19 Comments
I’m so sorry that I don’t have time to go through many of the TWD and The Cake Slice posts this week. Why does moving have to turn so chaotic, no matter how organized you try to be? The organization thing flew out the window when we lost the folder with all of the moving details…somehow it was absorbed into the vortex of crap that has become our apartment, and has not reappeared.
When I packed up my sweaters and coats for the trip home, it completely sank in that I’m getting jipped out a summer here! Oh well, those raspberries and nectarines will taste that much sweeter when I finally see them again. It will be good to home, though. I’ve missed my friends, I’m looking forward to a proper Thanksgiving and a chilly Christmas, and I’m so excited to VOTE!! It will be awhile before we are really settled, unfortunately…we’ll be in temporary housing for a month or two while we look for our own place. I’m not sure what to expect as far as the kitchen situation there goes. I’m bringing a bare minimum of cooking equipment in my luggage to hopefully get by on more than just takeout.
I’ll really miss Sydney. I’ll miss the beaches, the (generally, although not at this moment) sunny weather, the wonderful food, the Aussie sense of humor. I’ll also miss the everyday excitement of living abroad. It’s been fun to pick up on the cultural differences (some subtle, some not), to get used to a vocabulary that’s quite a bit different, and to find all kinds of wonderfully unexpected things around every corner! I think for most people a trip to Australia is a dream vacation–once in a lifetime, if that. It’s pretty neat that I got to live here for almost two years…
We get on the plane, bound first for my parent’s house in Seattle for a few days, tomorrow. So I’ll try and check back next week. In the meantime, I’ve put up a small set of Sydney photos on my Flickr page– check them out if you’re interested.