That’ll be me. Tomorrow. I get back to Indiana around dinnertime.
So tomorrow I get to fly home for the first time in six months. I know some expats (my mother included) are probably thinking “Awww six months only? That’s cute….try years!!”
So what has been going through my mind?
Well, coming home after being away for so long is always something good, espcially when it holds wonderful memories and your family. I am very excited to come home and why not? I miss my family. I miss the feel of being in Indiana. I miss Jim Nabors:
But to be fair I have been spending the last six months making a new home with T. And I love it. Every day our little apartment is just a little homier. Unfortunately T will have to remain in Germany along with Abner as I make this trip solo. It’s a bit bittersweet because if there is one thing I love to do: it’s showcasing my Indiana home.
But we have another trip planned for the states next year so don’t worry, my Hoosiers will get a chance to meet my German.
Anyway, while I am home I will do my best to show you Indiana the way I see it. I feel like we are a very underappreciated state. Anyone outside of the US only know where I am from based on it’s relative nearness to Chicago. Some know of the Indy 500 but not many. So I will take the opportunity to get you acquainted with the Hoosier State.
I had already written a post or two about my state before I left, so hopefully that will get you started before I get another post out.
But also to keep you occupied I am also posting this great video that has made it’s rounds amongst the Hoosier population. It only shows a tiny fraction of my city but it’s an awesome fraction:
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I hope you have a great time in your homeland. I’m there too right now for the first time in more than a year – well, in Wisconsin – visting friends and family, also sans German husband who had to stay behind and work. The sub-freezing temperatures and nasty, biting wind are making me sorry I chose November. I don’t think it’s been above freezing since I arrived. I have incredibly mixed feelings about returning, and home is definitely Germany. I haven’t blogged because I’m utterly uninspired.
I’m looking forward to hearing about Indiana. Gute Reise! Travel safely!
Vielen Dank! I am hope you have have a wonderful time with you family and spend this Thanksgiving being grateful that you are not in Buffalo. BRRRRRRRR!!!!
Welcome home! We hope to see ya. Janeth and Greg
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Thank you!!! Perhaps we will get a chance to see each other while I am home 🙂
I’m excited to know what you will be bringing back from the states! What little comforts have you spent the last 6 months yearning for?
Thanks! The biggest comfort is just being with my family and being in Indiana. Even when I lived in Chicago, I would still be homesick for my Hoosier state. There are a surprising amoung of items from the US that can be found in Germany. I think this has had to do with the fact that there were so many American soldiers stationed there. As a result I still have plenty of comforts of home except my family 🙂