Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Things I have noticed...

  • I did a double take turning on the stove top today... All you do is turn the knob. I felt like I had to do something else... Ours overseas is propane flames...

  • I put leftovers in the microwave and just turned it on. My mind went through the motions of "do we have power and with this power do we have the amps to run the microwave" and I had to conciously dismiss the thoughts.

  • Drinking glasses are enormous!!! Nearly all glasses we have overseas are about 3/4 cup by measure.

  • Malls, roads, and everything else are also large, except there are no real mountains here.

  • The internet is so much faster!

  • Unpacking takes less time than packing.

  • I was in 5 countries last week... wierd.

  • I am cold. My body had finally adjusted to being comfortable in 100 degree (F) heat. Now it is 70 degrees (F).
  • I opened the fridge to get some water and overwhelming disappointment hit me as there wasn't any water in there. Turning towards the counter, it hit me... I can drink water out of the tap!

I am sure there is more to come later...

5 comments:

e-Mom said...

Welcome home! These are amazing reflections. I love the one about the larger drinking glasses stateside... I had no idea. Sounds like you've really been enjoying your travels. Hugs, e-Mom

Thainamu said...

I'm glad you made it safely home. I remember moving back to the States after years away and nearly crying in the grocery store at an entire giant wall of different kinds toilet paper to choose from.

mreddie said...

Methinks that many in our country don't really appreciate the many things that we do have - and may never. ec

thebeloved said...

e-mom: Thanks! It is amazing how many things we have no idea about until someone actually experiences them!

thainamu: Yes, grocery stores in the States can be terribly overwhelming. I try to imagine what a foreigner must feel when first stepping into something like Walmart. Scary!

mr eddie: There are many things that I have come to appreciate after living overseas. Maybe I should post about that. There are certainly lots of things we take for granted.

Jeff Moss said...

Stepping into a Wal-Mart can make me feel strange, too. I think once you've experienced how the rest of the world lives, it changes you forever.