I have to admit that I’ve been feeling a little homesick lately. I really, really like Ottawa and I have no complaints about living here. At least, not during the summer. 😉 It’s been a wonderful place to work, to relearn how to live a more normal life after two years of being on edge in Juarez, and to live. While there are certainly some differences and Canadians will be quick to point out those differences sometimes, there are a lot of the same shows on TV, I can find just about any U.S. product I’d want in the grocery store, most things function similarly to the United States, most everyone I run in to has some connection to the United States like a relative living there or a house in Florida, etc. So, it’s certainly not a difficult place to live, except perhaps when it’s -20 outside.
But, it’s not home. There were no bluebonnets in March (unless they were secretly hiding underneath the snow, which I doubt), there’s no Shiner Bock in the grocery store here, the leaves are already turning (in August!?!?!), and no one wears cowboy boots anywhere. Most of all though, my family and friends from home aren’t here. So, I’ve been feeling a bit homesick. Hopefully, I can snap out of it soon. I do have some trips in Canada and in the U.S. planned for this fall, so perhaps getting out and about a bit more will help. 🙂