12 June 2010

sick for home

Feeling homesick today.

There's a big gathering of people of who used to be in my life this weekend in NOLA: people all the way back from our days at St. Charles Catholic High School together, some people I haven't seen in 20 years, some people I've known since elementary school. 

Though I was never interested much in a reunion in past years, this year I do wish I was in NOLA with those people who seemed all-important in my life 15 to 20 years ago. Even though I am no longer close friends with any of them (though I know when their kids lose teeth or where they vacation = Facebook), I do have an odd longing to be with them. I wonder why this is so?

And if it wasn't bad enough, this homesickness, I came upon this gem of a video produced by my Alma Mata. I love it, but, it only adds to my pity party. This is home for me.

And then I think about BP, and I just get sadder. . . . and a feeling of not being able to help, of not being able to do something.  (Even though I don't know exactly what I would do if I were there.)

I'm also thinking that our trip there this summer is too short.  What was I thinking? Boo, hoo.

Now all I need is for my sister to post some pictures of the entire family together, minus us, to really send me crying in my pillow. Please don't.


  1. I know exactly how you feel, unfortunately. I hate those days when I miss my friends and family so much I ache. Soon, though. You'll see them soon.


  2. I am sorry you can't be home for the reunion. I know how that feels. Seeing the beaches would just make you cry. We wanted to go to the Gulf this summer and now can't because the stuff is washing up all over the beaches.