A couple of weeks ago after catching up on my blog, my friend Tera wrote "I loved reading your blog about Mary leaving, but what will you miss when you leave New Zealand?"
So, I thought it would be fun to make a list. A predictive list of what I think I'll miss (and what I won't)...
*eating foccacia and aioli with Nay Nay at SPQR
*not wearing shoes at school (never thought I'd admit to that one...)
*hanging my clothes out to dry
*kids calling band-aids 'plasters'
*not seeing SUVs
*flavored canned tuna
*Richmond Road Primary School
*the Auckland skyline
*rounding all payments to the nearest $0.10
I will NOT miss:
*the non-existant shelf-life of bread
*paying $13 for People magazine
*drama (Kiwis LOVE drama)
*not having heat or a/c
*the cost of toiletries
*the cost of living and the price of the dollar
I'll look forward to coming home to:
*calling pop 'pop'
*cinnamon rolls in a can
*grocery shelves LINED with choices
*seeing baby Corbin