Things I’ll Miss in Texas

I’m having a fairly craptastic week, writing-wise. And so, while I’m not quite up for a real blog post, I did want to write something not totally pathetic. And therefore: shit I’ll miss about Texas.
1) Ocean (or in this case, the Gulf). As always, leaving the sea creates an ache of sorts, a missing that can’t be assuaged by lakes. I’ll miss living only an hour away from surf. I’ll miss the particular ocean salt-damp quality of the breeze when it occasionally reaches my neighborhood. 
Yeah, it’s true I’m 

2) I’ll miss the super weird critters…

Where’s Ed Harris when you need him??
Greetings Earthling.  I’m here to…sting the shit out of you.
(FYI: reliable sources indicate pee doesn’t work on jellyfish stings…
NO I DIDN’T TRY! I don’t poke at aliens!) 

 3) The super awesome people (as opposed to the shitty drivers and total douchcanoes in certain industries, MOST of the people we’ve met here are really excellent).

4) I’ll miss these little dudes who randomly appear in/on/around my house to eat bugs.

Clearly he’s hungry…dragging a TX sized mosquito along for the ride. 

5) It was nearly 80 degrees today. Because it was 30-something and snowy in Minnesota, I can say I’ll miss the winter down here.

6) Super awesome neighbors who DON’T leave nasty messages on my car about dog shit (particularly when my dogs don’t ever go in the front yard, so…yeah, not my dogs). But in a year we had one buttface incident, and the rest of the time has been awesome neighbor-wise, even with my barking idiots.

7) THE FOOD. Really. I could do multiple blog posts just on the food here.

But I’m excited to go home. I miss too many people too acutely to live so far. I mean, come ON…who wouldn’t miss this face:

Evil likes big trucks (and she cannot lie). 

Or this one??

Han  is exhausted cleaning two barney-bowls of dinner.

Haven’t seen them in person since Christmas. Not long now…

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