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Pauline Baird Jones: Homesick

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