Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Little things I love about living here:

the plastic wrap has a cutting edge
my kids play with children they meet at parks
parking lots
big washing machine
big dishwasher
big oven
blue sky
singing hymns in English
so little smoking
Kashi frozen waffles
Amazon prime
science and children's museums
milk sold in gallons
cotton fabric
oak trees
peanut butter cups
screens on the windows
WRR 101.1 (fab classical music station)
public library -- not a little thing, actually, but I couldn't leave it out
free school
lovely, kind people bag my groceries for me
2-wheel drive grocery carts (they go where you point them!)
great service -- again, not a small thing, but people smile at me (!)
did I mention the sunshine?

Little things I miss about Prague

fresh bread
walking to a destination, rather than going for a walk
Riverside School
small shops
speaking another language every day
"strong" chili-lime chips
the river
wafer cookies (american ones are gross)
tile roofs
public transport
food that actually goes bad after a couple of days
eggs that have evidence of the farm on them
Krtek (little mole)
street musicians
hazelnut flavored sweets
Easter markets
practically free opera, ballet
my phone (new one is not as good)
cell phone coverage
double hinge windows
old stuff


*~*Courtney*~* said...

I agree with you on the smoking part. It seemed like everyone smoked in Budapest. After 3 months I was extremely glad to be back home where I could actually breath!

Morgan said...

Yeah, Courtney -- I saw someone smoking in his car here and realized it was the first time I'd seen a cigarette in 2 months. So nice.

Susan said...

What a lovely list. I heard a young woman once say that it had broken her heart to move to Europe when she was a teen and then it broke her heart to move back to the US again. Once you've lived in two wonderful places you are always homesick. Saudade!