Monday, September 13, 2010

Home. That's where I'll be if you need me

I wanted to take the time to thank you all for your kind and supportive words and energies. I'd get you all into one big group hug if I could I appreciate you all so much.

Now, to let you know where I'm going on this mystery trip I mentioned in my previous post...

I'm going home.

We're packing up our bags for a little over a week and making the 12 hour drive to that grand old Garden State, with it's kitschy beach towns, greasy spoons and diners a plenty, abandoned places galore, pesky deer who jump in front of cars, disco fries, the weird smell when you cross the Delaware... home. For the first time in 6 months. I cannot even tell you how loud and hard my heart is singing for it. To be back where it's chilly right now and the leaves are just starting to turn yellow, orange and red. To see my family and my obnoxiously lovable siblings:

I'm the lightest haired one, on the right

and spend a day, an evening, or a few with some of the best friends I could have ever asked for, one of whom is getting married two days before we come back to the South...

I didn't realize how homesick I've been as this spring and summer have flown by in a flurry until just a few weeks ago when I've been pining to see my parents, to eat a taylor ham egg and cheese sandwich, to give my kid sister a noogie, to drive to the middle of nowhere to have pints with friends, to go to a diner or drive to the coast just to watch the ocean. I'm ecstatic that in a few short days I'll be there and I know the time will be over far too fast so I plan to spend as much time doing the things I miss with the people I miss as Hypnos and his sleepiness will allow.


  1. Looks like a lovely family! What kind of shirt the guy has? I have tried to figure out but I could not:)

  2. Darling girl, I hope you have a super fantabulous visit at home. And then when you get back to south cacalacky work your artistic butte off and make millions for you and your Joe.
    kiss, kiss, O_O, The Olde Bagg

  3. Woot! From one Jersey Girl to another.

    When I visited my home state of Jersey in 2009 after relocating to VAin 2003.....I ended up moving back and I'm happier than I have been in years : )

  4. Have a great time in your home town and be safe traveling.

  5. Obviously just talking about your trip made you very happy, so I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. Be safe!

  6. Hi I am a new follower to your blog! I love your art work! And I have to say I am jealous as I will be stuck down here in the bible belt while you are home! Enjoy! I have always wanted to visit NJ, I have never been and want to so very badly for some unknown reason :) So nice to meet you!

  7. Aw, this makes me homesick for NJ and I've never even been there! So glad you're getting a wee trip back. I'm living in my home town now for the first time in years and I just want to get away again, but I do remember when I was gone all I wanted was to come home! That's the human condition for you :)

  8. Thanks guys! They do say absence makes the heart fonder and it seems to be the absolute truth. I like it here, but home will always be NJ for me. :)

    Dirge, my brother's wearing a shirt for the band 'As I Lay Dying' I can't tell what the picture is though!


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