I'm dreaming of a green Christmas...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just like the ones I used to know!!


I didn't know that after almost 2 years I would still feel so homesick for what I've always known. You know how much I love living here, but it just doesn't "feel" like home at the moment - I mean with summer the humidity should be getting higher & the storms should be coming more & more frequently & everything should be beginning to grow at a tremendous rate (& did I mention be lovely & green). Everyone migrates to the nearest shopping centre/pool/ beach ...but not here. Here everything dies in summer - there is little rain with no humidity & everyone stays inside as much as possible in their air conditioned houses - due to necessity because the sun is so scorching hot that it will wilt you in the 10 minutes it takes to hang out a load of washing. Instead of the children playing outside most of the day, they don't want to go out the door because "it's too hot, Mum".


Oh how I long for green...

Oh how I long for the beach...

Oh how I miss my old garden that would just grow & grow..

How I used to love Summer...



At least we have a nearby pool.

I wonder if it will ever get easier?

11 comments:

Leanne said...

I do hope you will be able to settle in completely...

We're moving up north of here shortly, and we've lived in this town for 16 years. I think I will miss it here too...

I understand!

Take care.

Ana said...

Have you seen that movie with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet "The Holiday"... I'd love to switch houses like that some day ;)

I'm on the other hand, missing the cold today, wearing scarves and sweaters and making tea just so that my hands would get warm while I held it :'(

xoxo

Sande said...

Amazing how much our geography influences our lives ....

.... almost to the point of make or break.

Cassandra-ann said...

I hope its a mild summer for you guys ((()))

Cassandra xx

Grandma said...

ooohhh Narn, I feel so sad for you!!! I remember how I missed blue skies when we lived in the UK - it was soooooo depressing - not the same as your heat, but it just wasn't right!!!!!!!!
Mount Isa was like that - just way too hot for littlies to go outside and play.....
Actually, it's quite pleasant temps up here at the moment, and we haven't had many storms - just a couple......though if you're scorching, we probably won't be many days behind....
You wonder if it'll ever get easier - sometimes we just have to ask the Lord to give us what we need to make it through - but He is faithful and will hear and answer such a prayer.
Lots and lots and lots of love & hugs to you
Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

aunty sel said...

poor baby narn!! I miss you too. I wish I could give you a hug and then sit down for coffee together...
give all the little ones big hugs for me,
luv
sel

Mum-me said...

Look on the bright side - no humidity is a 'bright side' for me. And if you have air conditioning that is definitely a 'bright side'. We live for the evening breeze here in Summer.

simone17 said...

Hi Renata, I so understand. I've migrated from Europe over 10 years ago and I still feel like that (sorry, don't mean to be depressing you lol probably not what you wanted to hear). Take it as it comes, day by day and allow yourself to feel sad and homesick.

Kath said...

"Home" will always have a special place in your heart. But someday this will become the norm too.

Time.

Stay cool!!!

Sandra said...

A big hug for you!
Ah, it wasn't so green here either for the last long while if that makes it better.
You are very blessed by how much your family near and far loves you.

Grannysaurus said...

I don't miss anywhere in particular, but I still wish the children could play outside without getting heat stroke or sunburnt. I wish we had weather that didn't fluctuate between drought and flood every single year. It just makes me look forward to heaven because I'm sure it will feel like home.

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