A Little Homesick...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Today is the husband's first day of rotations! I am so excited for him! His first rotation is Pediatrics and this week he's in the intermediate care unit (although I'm not really sure yet what that means). I think he'll like working with kids!

me and my sister

I’ve been feeling a little down lately about being so far away from my family and friends in Florida. My sister’s college graduation was on Friday and there was just no way I could go. Getting from our home to Tallahassee in a short amount of time is not really an easy task. I never thought I would feel this way, but I actually miss Tallahassee a little bit. I love living in Virginia, but sometimes it just feels so weird that we're not close enough to drive there for something like graduation or a football game. (I'm embarrassed to admit that I cried during the beginning of the first FSU football game I watched in Virginia...when they showed Doak Campbell stadium and all the FSU fans!) My friends from college are all still living in Florida and often visit FSU. It feels like Nicholas and I are sort of cut off from that up here.

I found my sorority house on google earth!

When I’m feeling down I usually cheer myself up by shopping or redecorating. I can’t really redecorate right now since we are moving in about a month (which I could NOT be more excited about!!), but I am trying to come up with a color scheme for our new living room. I'm thinking something bright and cheerful, like yellow. I don't want it to be so bright that I want to redecorate in the winter though. Here are a few pictures I like.

Somehow I don't think the husband would be onboard with all that pink...

Where do y’all get your decorating inspiration? What are some of your favorite home decor color schemes?

I was still feeling down about not being able to go to my sister's graduation when my dad texted me and asked if I had skype. I didn’t, but I signed up and was able to skype with my parents the next day during their drive back to Orlando! My sister just got a new macbook so I can skype with her now too! I think actually being able to see them while we're talking might really help cheer me up! Apparently I am just about the last person to discover skype...because I started searching to see if anyone else I knew had an account and I found several people to add to my contacts list. Have any of y’all ever used skype?

Does anyone else live far away from their family? How do you cheer yourself up when you are missing them?


  1. I'm so sorry you are feeling homesick and had to miss your sister's graduation! What a lovely picture of you two though!!! Beautiful girls! :)

  2. aaawww... I'm sorry you're homesick and missed your sister's graduation. :( I know how it feels to be living far away from your family. I lived in Nevada for a year while all my family is here in Virginia. It was tough, I had a lot of long phone conversations and webcam chats with my family and friends. I've never been on skype, but I'm guessing that's that it is? Hopefully it will get easier. :)
    I love the yellow room! We are going to do our kitchen in yellow/sand. I went to Home Depot and looked at all the different paint chips to coordinate our home. We're going with beach colors, but not beach house. So not as bright, but colors like aqua, blues, yellows, sand, and white. I still get to have my Lilly craft/ Vy's room too! :)
    Hope you have a better day!!! Sending you some ((huggs))
    XOXO- Vy

  3. Both my parents and my husband's parents live in Louisiana, I have a sister in New York, a sister in Texas, and various other family members spread all around the country. We just moved to South Carolina from Washington, and while I certainly feel closer to my family now, I still miss them terribly. I miss college football games. I miss crawfish boils. I miss just hanging out in the backyard watching the dogs run around and talking over happy hour.

    But, at the same time, I love our independence and I love that we've made our own life away from our families and everything familiar to us. Still, it is hard sometimes. Homesickness is only natural, I suppose!

  4. Everytime we go home, we get majorly homesick! We are actually contemplating relocating soon...

  5. I love those living room pictures! My favorite is the middle one with the yellow walls.

    That's too funny though that you should mention Skype. I'm not on it so you are definitely not the last person to sign up for it haha! I was at a cookout this weekend and a guy there was talking about something and he mentioned Skype and then proceeded to say, "I don't really know what that is, but I heard someone talking about it the other day. I sounded like I knew what I was talking about, didn't I?" Anyway, it made me laugh. I'm really sorry that you miss your family, but I'm glad that you guys can Skype now and you get to see them that way! It's better than nothing :)

  6. I know it must be hard to be away from friends and family. I couldn't even imagine.

    Love all the photos. My favorite room colors are definitely yellow, and then light blue, as well. Although you wouldn't know it, looking at this house. I need to re-paint some rooms so bad, especially the master. It's in dire need of a new paint color.

    You'll have to do a before/after in your new home, and take lots of pics! Good luck on the move!

  7. I just hate that you are feeling homesick because I believe that is one of the worst feelings. I am such a homebody and can't bare to be too far away from family and friends. I hope your hubby cheered you up tonight!

  8. I lived apart from my fam while C went to law school. It was so difficult! I always had to have the next trip back home planned so I had it to look forward to. Keep smiling!
    **great pic of you and your sis!

  9. So sorry to hear you are homesick! That's no fun.- Yes, I do have Skype, and yes, I love it! It really does help to lift my spirits when I'm missed someone badly.- Great invention! Loved your decoration ideas. I get my inspiration from magazines...love Southern Living and Martha Stewart! Hope your Tuesday is a good one!
    ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

  10. The best cure for being homesick are babies, babies and babies. With a few toddlers and children thrown in. Then, Mommy is kept busy loving while Daddy is out at work!!!

  11. I am also far from my family and am missing my brother's graduation this weekend. :( I'll have to have my brother install Skype on the home computer before he leaves for college--what a great idea!

    Traditional Home is one of my favorite home magazines, and I love Martha as well. I wish Domino was still around as well--but they do have a book of great ideas!

  12. I get homesick too! Cheers to your sissy's big day --- being there in love, spirit, and thought is just as nice. Xoxo-BLC

  13. We moved to Texas a year ago, and both of our families are on the east coast. I like it here, but I definitely get homesick sometimes. Everyone keeps telling us that we should Skype...

    I wanted to add that I LOVE the room pics you posted.



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