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A List Of Things We Miss

We've been gone just over 3 months now and of course we miss our friends and family, but there are also some other pretty specific things we find ourselves particularly pining for. Here are our lists in no particular order...

Brenna's List:

  • Homeschool Park Day
  • My Bookclub
  • Trader Joe's
  • Buying groceries on Sundays
  • Looping
  • Breaking Bad
  • My Le Creuset dutch oven
  • California wine (I feel guilty when I buy it in Europe)
  • Our friend Gerry's BBQ
  • Sephora
  • All Things Considered on NPR
  • Ben the babysitter
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City
  • Little Motorboat

Owen's List:

  • Homeschool park day
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Always having a good internet connection
  • Speaking the same language as everyone around me
  • Not having to go to the grocery store every other day
  • Little Motorboat
  • Ben the babysitter

Eleanor's List:

  • Cheez-Its
  • My soft satin pillow
  • Trader Joe's
  • Seeing the coyotes walking down the street in Glendale, California
  • Our old house
  • The E.R. Christmas parties
  • Target (the store)
  • Homeschool park day
  • Mambo's (Cuban restaurant in Glendale, CA)
  • Good Mexican food
  • Ben the babysitter
  • Little Motorboat

Bob's List:

  • Trader Joes
  • M&M's (they-re just not the same in Europe)
  • Hauling out the table saw and starting a big month-long home-improvement project
  • My drive to work - alone
  • Ben the babysitter
  • Porto's (Cuban deli in Glendale)
  • Driving to Malibu for the day
  • Getting to have a feeling of superiority when I bring my own bags to the grocery store
  • The US Dollar
  • Chocolate Skittles form the vending machine at work
  • Little Motorboat

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Reader Comments (10)

All Things Considered Online:

We miss YOU! (& other nice people)

Oct 6, 2009 at 6:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterYo Lama

if i lived in your old neck of the woods i would be paying you for ben the babysitter's phone number. i enjoy reading your journey. peace and safe travels.

Oct 6, 2009 at 7:31 PM | Unregistered Commenterbecky

Chocolate skittles? Wow? Gross. maggie

Oct 6, 2009 at 7:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Baird

WHAT!!!!! No Darleen, Ken or Bruce? I crack myself.
WE MISS YOU!! I remember every edit you made when I have to re-spot the pilots we worked on for the 100th time.
That's a whole lotta love!

Oct 6, 2009 at 9:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterDarleen

Mmmh, after 12 years living here in the US, what I miss:
- OrganicFarmersmarket of Amsterdam, where I knew about half the people and where the produce is, well no market here can beat it....
- a casual conversation on the road with someone you don't know, happens all the time, because everyone is walking.
- getting a ticket and sit in the train for half an hour and step out right at the ocean...
Well, I'm not listing everything, but what I miss the most are my friends - may be you guys are in a kind of travel exhaustion, having enough of moving and no place where you're really at home right now... find a nice, cozy place where you can hang out a little longer. Some time for digestion.
Barbara Wood

Oct 6, 2009 at 9:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

When I went overseas missed Twizzlers...

Oct 7, 2009 at 4:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterCharlie Antry

Sorry Bob, but your favorite vending machine has gone missing. They're remodeling that entrance to be more professional! Owen, I know what you mean about missing a good internet connection. That happens every time we go to my mother-in-law's house. It works......... sometimes!!!!

Oct 7, 2009 at 6:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterChris

I miss the ER Christmas party also, forever. Bob, I recorded some video interviews but forgot my earphones and the plug wasn't seated all the time.

Oct 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterIrvin

I can definately understand your missing the US dollar Bob. I came home from Germany, checked my bank account and almost had a heart attack! This artist does not do math well , especially when it is an exchange rate.
Huray for Trader Joe's!

Oct 10, 2009 at 9:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterMOM

I would be happy to loan you a Le Creuset Dutch Oven for the duration of your stay in Scotland, if it would help :)

Oct 11, 2009 at 4:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterA Longstaff

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