Texting My Parents-Missing Home

Lately (as in Monday) my mom and I started to text each other with increased frequency! We were both watching the Bachelor and sending our comments back and forth and it was really fun. She also relayed all my dad's hysterical comments to me! It made me really wish I was home watching it with them. And it's not really stopped. I have had a flu-like thing for a couple days and my whole family will tell you that I don't handle discomfort well- just ask them about the time I got my wisdom teeth out! I am kind of dramatic. So anyways mom has been constantly checking in on me and asking me what I think about American Idol, or Say Yes to the Dress, and "make sure to drink lots of tea" and all of it has made me feel tons better. My dad is in Taiwan so a text from him is always entertaining and it always brightens my day!

Like I said in my previous post, this will be my first Spring break that I do not go home. Maybe it's because I am sick and really want someone to mother me (my sister, boyfriend and roommate have been taking good care of me, but I am kind of avoiding them because I don't want to pass this on to them). Or maybe it's because this is usually the time during spring term when I have a whole long week at home to regroup and relax. This year has been more stressful than the past years. I have less free time, less me time and more things in my schedule that I wish were not there. So I feel like a break at home would have been just the ticket. There is something about going home, being able to sleep in (in your own bed), not having to cook for yourself or anyone else, going out to lunch, chatting and shopping with mom, eating dinner at the table with both my parents, that just sounds so nice to me right now.

Don't get me wrong, I am excited to go away to Florida (really I would go anywhere right now just to get away from school)! I am excited to be with my boyfriend and my sister and friends not on campus. I am praying for warm weather (which is one thing I would not find at home) and I really want to lay out by the pool or on the beach and be able to relax.

But I think it's still OK for me to say that I guess I just miss being home!
... sorry for bringing people down, I know it was probably too much of an emotional roller-coaster and I complained a little too much in this post and I shouldn't because I have so much to be thankful for... but... I'm sick, and like I said up above: I am kind of dramatic.
P.S. Last spring break was actually the last time I was in England.... but I can't go there right now. Here are some pictures from that break.
(The last time at my house...why did I write this post?)


  1. I hope you feel better soon! Too funny about texting your mum while you're watching the same TV show! Sometimes my friend and I do that while Bones is on. :P

  2. I am so sorry that you are sick and I hope you feel much better real soon. It is no fun to be away from home when you are sick. I know your sweet Mom will miss you being at home over spring break, but you will be graduating and at home before you know it. You and your Mom sound like Adelaide and me. We text all the time about things. We love the Bachelor and Say Yes to the Dress Too! Praying for safe travels for your trip to Florida. Have a wonderful time and enjoy the warm weather. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. Well it's a blog and we write what we feel so I think it's okay. And sometimes it is hard to look at these pictures...I understand. Made me a little teary eyed seeing us in front of the cherry tree I know is blooming as we speak. And the train. sigh. And the English countryside. Ok I'll stop now. : )

    You'll have fun in Florida and I'll see you soon after that-yay! Of course you can always come home instead : )

    Feel better...keep drinking your tea!

  4. There is no place like home! I hope you feel better soon and Florida will be fun just a different fun.

  5. I totally understand - I get way overdramatic when I'm sick too :) Hope you're feeling better soon! You'll have a blast in FL :)

  6. Boo to being sick! :( I love texting my parents. It is a hoot!

    (I came from your mom's site!)

  7. Aw, Shannon, I hope you're feeling better today. Your mom is right, this is your blog and you can write about how you are feeling. Sometimes it just feels good to talk about it.

    Before you know it, I'll be missing those same kinds of photos as you. We leave England on March 13th... for good. I suppose we'll visit in the future.

    Enjoy your spring break!


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