Monday, February 28, 2011

Home Sweet Home

It's the last day of February!  Everyone stand up, do a little dance and celebrate.  I'm so glad it's not a leap year, this has been a long February, with far too much cold, snow and ice.  Now, don't worry, I'm a smart person.  I have no delusions that winter is suddenly at an end, with no more snow in sight.  But March is one month closer to warmer weather, and I really can do some indoor gardening.

I spent most of the weekend traveling.  We left Liam with his grandpa, and took Lilia to Buffalo for a hockey game.  It was a good time, despite having a some really stupid fans of the opposing team behind us.  I survived getting kicked in the back, and had beer spilled on my hair.  It also soaked my purse and winter hat.  I wasn't too happy about that, but luckily my purse has a waterproof layer.

Being back in Buffalo was great.  We didn't have time to do a lot of things, but we managed to stop and eat at Tim Hortons, and then do a bit of shopping.  Not that we went to anyplace I couldn't go around here, but you was just nicer.  The cashier's were talkative, the coffee better, the beer guy at the arena just felt like home.  About the only negative thing I can recall thinking was Herkimer does better snow removal than Buffalo.

I frown at myself a little, as I realize how much I took Buffalo for granted when I lived there.  There is a ton of Asian markets that I didn't frequent enough.  Now I look for items here and am like "What do you mean, daikon and quail eggs aren't carried here?"  If I want to eat out, my choice is fast food, Italian, Chinese or drive 45 minutes for sushi.  Buffalo has such a variety, but it wasn't something I ever really realized until I left.  It's sort of crazy, you know?

I don't know if we'll ever make it back to Buffalo to live.  I'm thankful we live close enough to visit, but I do miss it.  I love my home here, but I think I would gladly sell it to move back (as long as I could buy another house in Buffalo!  Just say no to crazy landlords.)

I wonder if I'll ever stop missing Buffalo?

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