Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm back....

Actually I got back Tuesday evening but have had to take a couple days to get back into the groove, get all the processed food out of my system and get caught up on school. I never ever thought I would say I missed my veggies but after not having them I most certainly did.

The sick feeling was worth it though as I got to see both my daughters together for the first time in many years (9) and got to meet Jumbalaya too. I got to catch up with some folks I had gone to school with and family I had not seen in a long time as well as my 3 nephews whom I had never met. All in all it was a nice little trip but I sure was glad to get back home!

The culture shock was a bit overwhelming for me. I saw more people the first two days I was there than I have seen in near ten years here on the homestead! Having to have people show me how to dial those new fangled smart phones was slightly bizarre as was the automatic towel feeder at the airport. Coffee from a machine seemed cold after having a percolator for so long and sleeping in a bed was a huge issue. After two nights I decided the floor was the place to sleep.
This is my youngest daughter Meg who recently graduated. The gathering was to celebrate.
I, being the bad influence that I am, got two of the nephews to shower under the gutters during a heavy rain. The third one was not as willing and hid until the rains were through.
This is my granny and had I been in the picture it would have spanned five generations.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you had a real culture shock, Marie. It's nice to visit and always makes me appreciate coming back home. That said I'm busting to get to Montreal for a few weeks next year.