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According to Walmart, the "holiday" season has begun. Just last week my roommate and I went to Walmart and realized that they already had Christmas music playing! It's not even cold in Austin yet! For me the holidays are about one thing only, mi familia. The holidays don't begin until I get home, and I am surrounded by the people I love! All the Christmas music, movies, weather and of course food doesn't matter unless I'm enjoying it with my family. 

So all my Walmart shopping trip did for me was remind me that I hadn't been home since August, and I was extremely homesick! Oh how, I miss my casita in El Paso and everything and everyone there...


I miss the smell of my mom's warm cooking on a cold evening.

I miss the way my dad comes stomping in after working tasting everything on the stove while my mom is not looking.

I miss watching Spongebob with my crazy hermanita.

I miss the amazing El Paso sunset!

I miss my big warm bed.

I miss my tortugitas! 

I miss eating real Mexican food, not any of this Tex Mex junk!

I miss being dragged to Sunday morning mass, and menudo afterwards.

I miss Chico's Tacos.

I miss those places that sell elotes en vaso and paletas.

I miss being afraid of seeing La Llorona.

I miss my Grandma's house.

I miss Tommy and Quitis!!  

I miss not being made fun of for loving Pitbull.

I miss the 5:00 Bambucha.

I miss the big Mexican flag on the border.

I miss my mountains.

I miss home!!

Dorothy was right when she clicked her red ruby slippers together and said "There is no place like home"!


What do you girls who are away from home miss the most?

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Comment by Sonia Rangel on November 8, 2011 at 6:03pm

El Paso misses you too!!




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