Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise
I miss this!
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This time of year I get homesick. Not to the point of depression, but I miss the leaves changing color. I miss crisp air putting color in my summer pale cheeks (I don’t do well in heat). I miss cold that bites into the lungs and makes you catch your breath. And yes, I miss snow.

Next week I’m going to drive up to Hebert’s and get our turducken, because I also miss the yummy New Orleans smells. And we’ll have a great Thanksgiving with those of our family and friends who can make it to our house.

But there will be this part of me (the kid part?) that wishes I was with my Wyoming family, too. There will be an almost Norman Rockwell long table with food and lots of fun chatting. Pie. I love pie.

I also love the hubs and his photos. For more of his wonderful photos from our scenic route, check out my landing page. And there is also his Wyoming Collection on his Flickr Page.

I wonder if the homesick factor is why I sometimes have my characters hail from Wyoming, too? When I wrote Out of Time, I had my heroine live in a house very like my grandmother’s. I liked revisiting her house and remembering the warmth and love I felt when I walked through her door.

What about you? Is there something you are homesick for this month? Are you headed home for Thanksgiving? Or have a bunch of loved ones heading your way?

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Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously, and still thankfully yours,


Pauline Baird Jones: Homesick

8 thoughts on “Pauline Baird Jones: Homesick

  • November 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    For some reason, I always miss Thanksgiving in Wyoming/Colorado, probably the colors but not the snow, the cold or the wind. This year, northern FL has had some cool (cold for us) temperatures so we have fall colors. Enjoy your holiday.

    • November 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Fall in Wyoming/Colorado is so beautiful! And that’s usually the best weather! Other than the “starting school” part, I loved it when I was young. The light was different, so crisp and clear. Felt like you could see forever. We have not had a lot of fall colors here in TX yet, but I do see some slight yellowing out there. LOL

  • November 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    We in Wyoming are homesick for you!

    • November 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks, Mom! Wish I was going to be there around the table with you all!

  • November 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    You…miss the cold and the snow??? Are you insane??? LOL!! Well, I should say that I find winter a little more manageable since hubby got me into snowmobiling but ONLY slightly! I would give just about anything to live some place some what warm year round…ahhhhh…

    So the only place I get homesick for is the Dominican Republic…resort life (I should qualify, I wouldn’t want to live and work there…duh?!) LOL!!

    Here’s hoping you get a “taste” of home soon…

    • November 15, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      LOL! Yes, I am insane! No question about that! I was out west last winter for a bit and had to buy boots to keep from falling on my tush. And I wondered if I was crazy to miss it…but I still do! I guess you miss what you grew up with? Thanks, Natalie! Hoping to get a trip back there soon…

  • November 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I’ve heard Wyoming is beautiful, though I’ve never been there. Me? Food makes me homesick for Chicago…such awesome choices…

    • November 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Chicago does have some wonderful eating places! And when our turducken starts to cook enough to send out a scent, my heart aches for New Orleans….

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