A Cure All for Homesickness?

10 Dec

In exactly one week, Darren and I will be flying homeward. This is great news. It’s been just under a year and half since I last breathed in that fresh LA air (as it was LA air from whence I came). Ah yes, the smell of all those Jaguars and Bentleys and don’t forget the Aston Martins, just puttin’ away on the I-405. So flash, so fast, so standing still.

Beyond sampling the air quality of L.A, in one week, the food fest also begins because I intend to eat every single thing that this belly, this brain, these elbows and even these toes crave. Because it’s American food. And me oh my, do I miss American food! (ok, seriously, I will showcase some control, but not when it comes to Pumpkin Pie, Burritos, Candy Corn, Texas Trash, and Milkshakes– nice and thick ones).

Does it look like I have a hard time resisting food here? Nah! Sticky Rice with Mango

But what is the cure all for homesickness? When you are feeling down, lonely, alone, and your husband is on the tired and cranky end of playing “girlfriend” with you—due to lack of on hand girlfriends to shoot the breeze.

Answer: Spending Mooooollaaaa!

Example A: The Sydney Opera House

Hanging out before the show = Forgetting homesickness

We didn’t know what we were gonna get into, so we went to Circular Quay. You are always able to find something to do at Circular Quay. If not, you can listen to the entertainers play the Didgeridoo and chuck some change at the fire throwers.

This Saturday night, we decided to buy the last seats in the house for the Sydney Symphony.

Example B: The Australian Open — Golf

This last Sunday, we decided to do something you can only do in Australia, attend the Australian Open!

THE GREG NORMAN!!!!

Geoff Ogilvy

The Champion -- GEOFF OGILVY!!!

The 18th hole

Example 3: Sailing the Sydney Harbour

The last four Saturdays, Darren has been taking sailing lessons so that if we get too homesick, we can just sail away eh?

G'day mate, hows about a cruise on me boat!

Twas a stormy day that one!

Oy. He's a fine hunk a meat mate!

But if you find spending money on things to keep you busy doesn’t work, sometimes it might be best to sit down, grab a cool drink, wrap your arms around someone you love, and watch the sunset. Yes, I think this is the best cure of all.

See you soon Mom!

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5 Responses to “A Cure All for Homesickness?”

  1. Jill December 10, 2010 at 1:16 am #

    Well, I will miss sharing your adventures abroad vicariously, but am happy that you will soon be reunited with your family and friends here in the states! It is hard to be separated for so long and am sure you miss them sorely! I’ll bet they can hardly wait till you arrive! What a wonderful experience you guys have had, though, and the memories will be priceless! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us! xoxo Jill

  2. adisoz December 10, 2010 at 4:45 am #

    Hey Jill!

    No worries about the adventure stories as Darren and I are only coming back for a visit! I am staying a month and Darren, just under a month. So there will be plenty more to come. Thank you for reading my blog still Jill! Hopefully, you and Vaughn can come out yonder and hang out and we can have adventures together! Have a most wonderful Christmas Jill! God Bless!

  3. Minda December 15, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    Adi! So I just made sure to read over all of your blog posts as I want to be caught up and not waste a moment of our time together rehashing what I should have already read. A couple of comments: 1)You should write that book, I would LOVE to read it, I also don’t think it would be too long; 2)I think you should have your own show on the Travel Channel; 3) Your new haircut is so sexy! You look awesome! 4)Miss you and have a list of Mexican food options for you to indulge in while you are in the great city of Los Angeles! LOVE YOU – SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU SOON!

  4. Myndi December 15, 2010 at 2:38 am #

    Yaaay!!! So excited you will be state side!! I absolutely cannot wait to catch up ❤ We'll have to go get some Chocolate Monkey milkshakes from Burgerville and chit chat over some Texas Trash 😉 Much love and safe travels my friend! See you soon! xoxo

  5. adisoz December 15, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    Hey Myndi,

    Yes i hope we can catch up…. I will bouncing around places until the 17th of January, so I am SURE we can meet up and hang and drink milkshakes and I can give Lane a giant hug. He is SO handsome Myndi, I love to watch him grow! Tell Mamma Campbell I am coming too!

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