I have been thinking about things I will miss AND won't miss after I leave for Africa, so I made three lists. Of course I will miss family, friends, and kitties, but these lists include things that I tend to take for granted at times. The third list includes things that are more 'obvious' because most people are aware of my life's activities.
Things I will miss...
being called 'Mom'
a bottle of Riesling
the sound of Canada geese flying overhead
the smell of a wood stove burning while walking in the woods during cold seasons
Big Bang Theory
making a snowball and throwing it at
a view of the sunset from my house
towels just out of the dryer
toasted raisin bread smothered with unsalted butter
sound of a toilet flush
Things I won't miss...
Being called 'Mom' (this can go either way)
walking into a supermarket and seeing all of the food that will eventually be thrown out
television (except Big Bang Theory)
being cold in my house during winter
breathing in gas fumes when filling my car
eating when I'm not hungry, because I'm bored
stick-figure stickers on the back of SUVs
More things I will miss...
running with my friends
spending time with my father
talking with my kids whenever I want to
watching my kitties sleep at the foot of my bed
watching birds with Jerry
spending time with good friends
Saturday night card games
the silly late night Fb conversations with my brother Bill.
living life in this beautiful and free country
The next list entry will include the things I will miss while living in Zambia. I'm sure the list will be difficult to condense as these lists have been.