by statia on May 27, 2007

I’m sitting here in a lovely suburb of Pittsburgh. I am about six hours from our new home, in limbo. The meester, G-man and Miss M. are somewhere in or near Iowa. We don’t close on our new house until Thursday.

Yet, I already feel back at home. The smell of humidity and summer are filling the air. A smell that I hadn’t realized that I had missed until I stepped out of the airport and into the stickiness that is Pennsylvania.

The mini, as always, was a total champ on the plane. He slept most of the trip and when he woke up as we were making our descent into Pittsburgh, he was bright eyed, bushy tailed and happy. Every time we would drop a couple of feet in altitude, he would get wide eyed and then giggle his semi baby giggle. Surprisingly, he’s transitioned to eastern time with some ease. We still have our 7pm crying jags, but this too shall pass, seeing as how they always say “nothing is forever in baby land.”

Aside of my own child, this little girl is one of the most awesome kids on the planet. I could hug her all day long. Except the Mini gets jealous. Still, the awesomeness and cuteness in this house? Runs at such high levels that it’s toxic.

Aunt Suzie has the magic song to calm the mini down.

All dog farts smell the same.

Also? WTF is up with the damn Sopranos taking a hiatus this week? Like it’s a holiday weekend or something.

Very oddly, for as much as I hated California, and I couldn’t wait to leave, I didn’t feel as if we were moving. I couldn’t explain it, and as we made our ascent to cruising altitude, I looked down at the hills below, and cried.

Still, it’s good to be home again. I never thought I’d say this, but I missed you Pennsylvania.


Camille May 27, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Welcome home.

Amy May 27, 2007 at 7:18 pm

Welcome home!!!

SSFB May 27, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Welcome back :) and yayyy Pittsburgh!

Lenni May 27, 2007 at 8:04 pm

YAY! Watch out, as you pass through the middle of Pennsylvania on your way to Philly you might thing you got lost and somehow you’re in Kansas. In other great PA news, I saw DOUBLE STUFF Tastykake’s today. I’m not even kidding.

Donna May 27, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Seriously, I don’t know why you hate California, I love it, but then again, I have no inkling to move back from whence I came, so I guess more power to ya, dude. Obviously you belong there. Glad to hear the Mini took to that vodka on the plane like a real champ.

just another jenny May 27, 2007 at 8:48 pm

Glad to hear that your trip with the mini went well. I guess you can go home again.

Melissa May 27, 2007 at 9:54 pm

I never figured out why you hated NorCal so much either. Now that you’re back home in PA, can you say where you were in Cali? (I’m in San Jose)

I mean, aside from the traffic (which sucks) and the ridiculous cost of housing (which more than sucks), what else was terrible

It’s not all sunshine and roses, but I’ve always been curious why you hated it here so much. Maybe when you settle in (and when Mini gets acclimated to the time zone) you could do a post about it?

Merrin May 27, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Welcome home. Glad you’re where you want to be!

Deltus May 27, 2007 at 10:21 pm

Fucking cheesesteaks, dude. That’s the stuff right there.

I’m so damned proud of you for doing the plane thing, I could just shit.

MsPrufrock May 27, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Oh crap, I admit it too. I miss Pennsylvania. Damn.

mac May 28, 2007 at 4:20 am

They must have been pumping hallucinogens onto the plane, missy – it’s hot as balls and feels like a billion percent humidity up in this bitch. It’s Pennsylvania’s way of saying, “Welcome back, now here’s some swamp ass.”

buzz May 28, 2007 at 4:28 am

Welcome back! It never did feel quite right while you were gone. Now if we can just get Kathy and her dirty martinis back, all will be right with the world.

Oh, and Mac is totally right. Definitely swamp ass.

DD May 28, 2007 at 4:56 am

Stuck somewhere near Iowa? Poor bastard.

I’m glad you made it home safely. Did you or the Mini blow kisses (or at least, rasberries) as you traveled over my place?

mel May 28, 2007 at 8:23 am

Yay! I’m glad the trip went well and that you are home!

Tonya May 28, 2007 at 8:48 am

Fare thee well, Statia. At least I can keep up with your haps online.

michele May 28, 2007 at 1:04 pm

glad you’re home, safe, sound and happy!

robyn May 28, 2007 at 3:28 pm

Welcome back! Finally I won’t need a pie-chart and graphing system to tell if it’s an ok time to call ya’! :-) (Oh who am I kidding – like I use the phone.) Now go have a cheesesteak for me pronto!

Katy May 28, 2007 at 3:36 pm

I know it probably can’t compare to a Philly cheesesteak, but, have a Primanti Brother’s sandwich while you’re here. Definitely very Pittsburgh!

Welcome to the Steel City (and my hometown) :)

Tuesday May 28, 2007 at 4:56 pm

I get it. There is nothing like being home.
Maybe you are moving close to me? I live in NJ outside philly.

karmajenn May 28, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Welcome back to Pennsy, m’dear. We’ve turned up the humidity to holy fucking sauna…in your honor.

Angela May 29, 2007 at 9:48 am

Welcome back to the East Side :-)

Helen May 29, 2007 at 3:06 pm

You CAN go home again.

And it will smell like humid beer and make you want pretzels.

Lisa May 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Welcome home!

Steff May 30, 2007 at 12:39 pm

You’re a rock star!

Amyesq May 31, 2007 at 2:52 pm

I never thought you’d say it either. Bleh.

Nah, kidding. Just sad to lose you here in CA. But very glad you feel like you’re home.

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