Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al (livredor) wrote,
Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al
livredor

Home is...

  • Being able to breathe. Asthma cleared up within hours of getting to Sweden; I'm still coughing a bit but I don't care, because it doesn't hurt now that I can actually use my lungs properly.

  • Tea! Lots and lots of tea, whenever I want it, just the way I want it with too much milk and not needing to feel like I'm imposing by asking for it.

  • Ripe, gorgeous plums falling off the heavily laden plum tree in my garden, and into my mouth as well as plum PIE.

  • Lovely lovely hatam_soferet staying in my house. She's writing her Torah, right there on my rickety kitchen table! And she's there when I get home, and we can talk and cuddle, and it's worth the effort of making nice meals for two. I generally strongly prefer living on my own, but we understand eachother so well that I have all the advantages of a housemate with none of the annoyances.

  • Furthermore, she made me a frieze of brightly coloured sheep for my mantelpiece! Squee!

  • Wanting to spend all the time on LJ to make up for weeks of being cut off, but not really having time for it.

  • Sharing internet access. We're doing ok, but if anyone happens to know the trick for making a Windows XP computer yield up the secret wireless password, we'd be doing even better. (This is totally legitimate, I want the password to my own wireless so I can share it with my guest, and the computer must know it somehow or it wouldn't be able to log me on, but I really can't find out what it is.)

  • A massive stack of emails from people who want me to do community stuff. I will get back into my commitments soon. But at least people at shul are pleased to see me.

  • Making arrangements to go out for meals in restaurants I actually positively like, even if they are more expensive than the merely acceptable restaurants in Cambridge.

  • Getting back into various projects at work, and starting some new ones, some of them are fiddly and annoying and some are exciting, and I'm still a little scared that I'm not productive enough, but I've been having useful contact with my boss.

  • Readjusting my relationship from in-person to virtual. The virtual side is pretty good, and without it we wouldn't have a relationship, but it's a very different feel.

  • Missing friends I was lucky enough to see in person last week, but getting my in-computer friends back somewhat makes up for that.
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