Sometimes: I try to convince my husband that I'm a little rebel like he is and not really interested in the latest top 40 regurgitated crap.
Always: Rihanna, Katy Perry or Maroon 5 come out with another obnoxiously catchy tune and I find myself standing in the shower badly belting out things like I'm at a payphone trying to call home, all of my change I spent on you.
Sometimes: I get really homesick.
Always: I hurry to my computer or phone and stream my favorite Vermont radio station Star 92.9. Instantly I bob along to my kinda music and find myself laughing at the corny Vermont commercials for wood stoves, farmers markets and four wheeler's. In my mind it's early in the morning, I'm driving down my Munger Street admiring the gorgeous vibrant New England foliage while desperately trying to dodge the frost heaves and sip a cup of my favorite french vanilla cappuccino. I am beyond excited to do this again soon. It's true that you don't truly appreciate your home and all of it's beauty until you leave it. Coming back home after 4 years is hugely exciting and this sentimental schmuck will cry floods of happy tears the moment her foot his VT soil.
On a Sunday afternoon, when the weather is lovely enough, the in-laws, hubby and I venture to the local duck pond.
Always: I take WAY too many photographs. Hell, who am I kidding? I take too many photographs of EVERYTHING we do. True statement. I'm THIS close to enrolling myself in photo-obsessives anonymous. Surely there must be such a thing.
Sometimes: The sun really does shine in Britain and when that happens everyone instantly switches from moaning it's too wet and cold to moaning it's too hot and sticky (when it's barely 70 degrees).
Always: I laugh hysterically because it's over 20 degrees hotter back home and as soon as it starts pissing down here again everyone will have long faces and complain again about the puddles.
Sometimes: I smile, wave frantically and scream "Hi! How are you?!" to someone I recognize...until they look at me like I'm a big green alien and I realize they're definitely not who I thought they were.
Always: I pretend I meant to do it, continue waving and smiling at them until I suddenly make some idiotic gesture suggesting I need to get going and walk off. I tell ya, it works like a charm. I guarantee EVERY person I've done that to really thought we were friends...
I get special surprise packages in the mail.
Always: I'm like a 6 year old on Christmas morning ripping that brown paper open. Yesterdays surprise package was from one of my BFFs Kate, and she sent this gorgeous tea cup and saucer ring alongside a beautiful Liverpool City skyline card. Reading the Happy Birthday/Happy Graduation/Happy Hen Party/Sorry You're Leaving card may or may not have made me cry (which you should know already totally means I did). I couldn't help but wonder how in the world I was so lucky to have met and become friends with such wonderful people? Kate was one of the very first people I met when I moved to England and we've been good friends for 4 years now. I'll miss her more than words can say but I'll think of her every time I wear this adorable ring. (Thank you so much, doll. I love ya xoxo)
Well, that's all for me, lovelies! What are your Sometimes and Always? Link up with us here and share! :)
Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, my love bugs!
Lots of love, love, love