Things we’re looking forward to when we return

Over the last ten months we’ve had some amazing experiences, but we’ve also missed many of the comforts of home. Here are the things we’re most looking forward to:

Food – we’re craving a lot of foods that we haven’t had in a long time:

  • breakfast cereal
  • properly cooked toast (not just bread; not steamed, dry, or cooked on only one side)
  • buttermilk blueberry pancakes
  • waffles with strawberries and whipped cream (Christmas morning)
  • salads
  • vegetables
  • peaches
  • sushi
  • brown bread
  • fresh bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and chilies
  • good pizza
  • Italian pasta
  • lasagna
  • fajitas
  • a good steak
  • turkey dinner (good thing we’re coming home just before Christmas!)
  • roast beef and Yorkshire pudding
  • barbequed ribs
  • popcorn with butter and salt
  • Patrick’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
  • Purdy’s Sweet Georgia Browns
  • Dairy Queen Pecan Mudslide
  • peach pie (can you get that in December?)
  • pumpkin pie (Patrick – I know that I can get this in December)
  • good dark chocolate
  • tap water that we can drink
  • a decent martini (Patrick)
  • good coffee (Diane)
  • red wine (both of us!)

By the way, we’re available for dinner invitations almost every night.

  • hot showers with water pressure and no exposed electrical wires
  • a hot bath
  • going to the movie theatre
  • seeing any good movies we’ve missed while we’ve been away
  • a big screen television (Patrick –how sad it that)
  • hockey (Patrick)
  • sitting by a warm fireplace
  • rock climbing (Patrick)
  • our own bed
  • running
  • our cats (more Diane than Patrick)
  • and most of all, our family and friends

4 Responses to Things we’re looking forward to when we return

  1. tibbs says:

    Mike and I want to have you two over for dinner when our boys can make it……we will keep in touch. They will enjoy hearing your stories. Have a safe trip back. See ya Saturday!
    love, wandy

  2. Annette says:

    Kevin and I would also like to have you over for dinner. I can't wait to hear the stories left out on the blogs!!

  3. Patrick says:

    Annette and Wanda — There are lots more stories, some of which were either too long or too graphic, and others that we just didn't get around to writing. We're glad to share as long as you're willing to listen, but we may save a few surprises for the slide show.

    FYI – we're writing this from an airport cafeteria in the city of Doha in the country of Qatar (in the Persian Gulf in the Middle East), one of our two stopovers on the way home.

    P & D

  4. keli says:

    Check IGA for peach pie…they have “personal” size pies every so often…I have one in my fridge now!


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