Ok, so maybe this is coming from a place of, "Holy shit I've almost been in Peru for a year!" Or maybe it's because I've just been less than great at keeping in touch lately. Perhaps it's because it is Sunday night and I am exhausted and happy after a great weekend with volunteer friends and Erin's host family in her beautiful beach site. Maybe it's because I've been talking about the new group of volunteers this weekend and therefore thinking of where I was this time last year and how great my last week in the States was. I'm not sure what the reason is, or if there even is just one reason, probably not. Whatever the cause may be... I MISS YOU GUYS! I wouldn't say I'm homesick, it's not really like that. I'm not missing absolutely everything about the States and I'm not sitting around sad, I just MISS the hell out of you guys!
-I miss the funny things that the nieces/ nephews say, though I have gotten a couple of good Grant stories lately ;)
-I miss being able to call specific friends to ask if I should spend too much of my tax return on beautiful leather booties I found (in my size!!!) in Lima (I bought them, of course).
-I miss dropping in to visit my sisters and their families (this includes Lucy, Brenna) randomly whenever I feel like it.
-I miss my parents and their skunk troubles... let's hope J. Nig doesn't get caught on the highway with a rifle again this time around...
-I miss Travel Guard folks (even the ones who aren't in Medical, or weren't in Stevens Point, and even the Baked Goods lady. TG= Good people).
-I miss spring/ summer cookouts with friends who are so awesome they make me veggie skewers before putting the meat on the grill.
-I miss my cousins.
-I miss sporadic grandma visits
-I miss Wine/Wii with Eva.
-I miss sushi dates with Katie/ Sal/ Eva/ Brenna, etc.
-I miss seeing relatives at family get togethers.
I could go on forever. The point is, I miss you guys. Don't get me wrong, I'm as happy as a clam here. This is not a cry for packages. I just want to tell you that I value you, I love you, and I miss you. A boatload. Just wanted you to know.
Be well and have a great week!