Things I’ll miss from California:
early morning coffee at Peets. Go ask B., I do not like to get up early. But the prospect of a latte and a crossword with my dad will get me out of bed quickly, even if the six is still in the clock.
swimming outside. It’s ridiculous to be able to swim outside in the middle of February in a heated pool, and it’s even more ridiculous to have an outdoor spa at my disposal, but oh, wasn’t it lovely.
the easy availability of ripe avocados.
wandering into bookstores and delighting in having aisles of books to choose from, instead of the usual paltry eight shelves.
American (over)politeness, quite the change from Dutch gruffness and German directness.
spending so much time with my dad.
Reasons why I’m glad I’m home:
There are about four hundred reasons in that man alone.