Friday, December 03, 2010

Home Sweet Home

My time in Sicily is officially over. We arrived in San Diego late last night and were met by my parents who were as ecstatic to see us as we were to see them!  The flights weren't too bad and Pumpkin did great! Now we are just taking a bit of time with family and recovering from jet lag. Some time in the next day or two the house hunting will commence.

I don't think it will fully sink in that we aren't going back to Sicily (at least not any time soon) until we have a place of our own. Still, as of right now it feels so good to be "home."

Captured during our last visit to Taormina

Now that I'm home and with family I think I will finally start to get into the Christmas spirit.  Our last weeks in Sicily were spent in a nearly empty neighborhood (military housing that is closing) with loaner furniture and very few of our worldly possessions, certainly no Christmas decorations.  It didn't  feel like Christmas was coming.  However, today, as we walked into my Grandma's house, adorned with holiday decor I feel a bit of the Christmas spirit coming on.  I'm so glad that we came back in time to spend Christmas with family.

5 comments:

Bellamama said...

I'm glad you made it! What part of San Diego are you in? I'm here too.

Buh bye Mineo!!!

Sheena said...

so happy for you, that you're home safe, and that you get to be with family for the holidays! Miss you!

ps. what are you going to call your blog now? =) hehe

Angela said...

Bellamama - Right now we are staying in North County with family until we find a place of our own.

Sheena - For now I think I'll call my blog "California to Sicily (and back)" but that will only get me by for the transition period. :) otherwise I'm not sure! If you have any suggestions let me know. I'll keep the same URL, though.

steph said...

Welcome back to the New World, Angela! Come back to blog. I'm sure you still have much to say.

Angela said...

Thanks, Steph! It feels good to be home! We are finally starting to settle in. Only yesterday did the internet get installed @ home. I will be rejoining the blogging world soon!