So, how is the great experiment doing? Am I missingÂ the country of my birth?Â A little. I miss my ex-dog quite a lot. My Google Reader feed of all Flickr photos tagged “westie” is either helping or not helping. I missÂ my good friends. I didn’t have such a huge circle. My brother and sister are up to their necks with family, so we’reÂ separated by years, miles, and lifestyle. I miss them, but it’s cool. I guess things are still not settled here. I like my condo, but itÂ is clearly a temporary thing, and I guess I want to have a home.
I’m trying to build up a circle of friends in SD, but that’s a slow process when I’m away most weekends. We’re having a work happy hour this evening, so I’ll try not to alienate too many people there.
I knew it was going to be hard, but the whole philosophy of it was that sample at the beginning of Sweat Loaf:
“… it’s better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven’t done…”
…and I certainly don’t regret it.
Cassie is coming down at the weekend, and though it’s a little cooler here now (I’m wearing a suit jacket to work!) we’ll walk onÂ the Coronado dog beach and have some fun. We’ll watching Gordon run in huge circles growling as he streaks past us, then stopping to frantically dig a hole in the sand and stick his schnozz into it. This will require a visit to the dog wash, which he needs anyway.
Before this though is another Friday off, which I’m filling with taking my PC to the repair place, my eyes to the optometrist, my wallet to various places, and my lazy fat arse to the gym (perhaps).