Home Sweet Home

The daily prompt is when you’re away from home, what person, thing, or place do you miss the most?

For some many people home is where their family is…well that’s all well and good except I moved away from my family on January 4th, 1999 to live in a multitude of Country Towns and work in a multitude of schools in Country Towns as well as a couple of years overseas and my family don’t live in the houses they lived in then so their homes are not home for me, they’re places I go for a holiday.

So I’ve come to the decision that home is where I live for the time I am there…so currently Country Town is home, when I leave Country Town, the next place will become home after a while.  I might not have any direct family here in Country Town, but I’ve got my closest friend and her family has taken me into their family and by her family I mean the whole extended family and I’ve got a few of the cherubs who have taken me on as their school mum and they often greet me in the morning when they get off the bus with a hug as well as a hug before they get on it to go home and their mum knows this and has seen this and we both acknowledge they’ve pretty much adopted me into the family.  It’s been the same in each version of Country Town I’ve lived in.

However, when I’m away from my tiny little donga and away from the noisy croaking frogs and the noisy bower birds I miss the serenity that comes with living in a house on my own.  I miss that I can do what I want, when I want.  If I don’t want to have dinner I don’t have to as there’s me and only me to worry about.  If I want to spend Sunday on the couch in front of the tv wearing pyjamas all day long I can, I can’t do that when I’m away, I can’t do that when I’m in a hotel whilst on holidays or staying with my family.  I like the fact that I am essentially completely independent and when I’m at home if the dishes aren’t done they’ll still be there later in the day or the next morning and I can only blame myself for it.  It’s how I am.  I don’t miss this tiny little house, other than for it’s peace and quiet and that I can close the door and hide in it if I so choose.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. teeceecounsel
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 06:02:14

    Lovely post! I love the way you define home. There’s always a lot to miss, if you are far away from a comfortable place or state that you can call home!
    I love your concept. I responded to the prompt with a poem. You could check it out. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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