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Oh, the things I miss

  11/18/06 15:40, by jsignal, Categories: random ramble

The seminary has been treating me well. Course work is manageable, fellow seminarians are good company, and life is pretty good.

But this weekend I find myself thinking about the things I miss back in North Dakota. I even came up with a list:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Bicycle riding
  • Motorcycle riding
  • Open space
  • A lack of blaring sirens
  • My comfortable desk chair
  • Peace and quiet (the hallways are noisy here)
  • My massive, comfortable, queen-sized bed
  • Time for geocaching
  • Movies at the Grand Theaters
  • Freedom to wear blue jeans
  • Familiarity with my surroundings. I need directions to get anywhere here.
  • Pleasure reading
  • Highways 1804, 1806, and 43
  • Bismarck paved bike/walking paths
  • Mountain bike trails overlooking Pioneer Park

Through my life, but especially in the last five or six years, I have traveled all over the country and even the world. But I've never been away from North Dakota for this long a period of time. It sure is home, and I'll be happy to get there. I am flying to Fargo on Tuesday for Turkey Day. Our family is meeting in Fargo at the home of my grandparents, and I will be very happy to see them.


Comment from: Melanie [Visitor]  

I’m so glad you’re coming home!

11/19/06 @ 01:47
Comment from: Dawn [Visitor]  

It’s great that you get to be with your family for the holiday!

A trip back to North Dakota to relax for a few days - you will have much to be thankful for, I’m sure.

11/19/06 @ 20:55
Comment from: Melanie [Visitor]  

Glad you were able to make it up here for a while!

11/23/06 @ 01:50
Comment from: Jesse [Visitor]  

Glad you were able to make it up here for a while!

Ooops, this one was from me, but I forgot to change the name.

11/23/06 @ 01:51
Comment from: Cat [Visitor]  

I know what you mean. I miss North Dakota as well. Here is my own short list:

Speaking English
Driving a car
Having an Internet connection at home
Lack of pollution
Foods that do not include cabbage

I spent Thanksgiving here in Ukraine, but do not think I had a sad holiday. On the contrary, I spent Thanksgiving with four American expatriate families. We had all of the traditional foods–it was a little slice of America here in Lviv. :-)

11/25/06 @ 10:56
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