Sunday, March 02, 2008

How Do You Know You Are Homesick?

When you spend around three bucks for a Hershey's with almonds.

When you spend at least twenty minutes in the laundry aisle of the discount store contemplating whether or not to but dryer sheets because the smell reminds you of your childhood. And you don't even have a clothes dryer.

When you see an airplane fly overhead and wish you were on it.

When you could swear that you just saw your mom walking down the sidewalk.

When you think about how much fun it would be to take a cooking class with your sisters.

When you start jabbing away at the cashier about nothing in particular and she tries her best to ignore you. (Is it just me or does anybody else miss chatting with the cashier while she rings up your purchases??)

Feel free to add on in the comments.


Christelle said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I enjoyed your signs of homesickness post and agree with many of them! Hmmm, to add my own signs:

When you wish it was possible to fly home and deliver your baby (with epidural). ]

When images of your country on a tv show bring tears (of pride and homesickness) to your eyes.

When you would give anything for a little device that would let you "beam home" to sit and chat in the kitchen with your family.

When you would ALMOST be willing to pay any price to have food that you're craving purolated over here! (Swiss Chalet chicken, fries and gravy, Oh Henry bars, BBQ potato chips!)

Amy said...

When I was in France, I would watch American TV, dubbed in awful voices, and fantasize about watching them at home.
We would eat at Chili's despite the great food that surrounded us.
I was so homesick it literally made me sick sometimes. I was desperate to get home!