Things I Miss about Georgia

I’m sure you’re shocked. It’s a short list, but there are things:

1. My friends. Okay, so I only have like, five whole friends living in Georgia, but they’re the best five people in the entire state.

2. Cheerwine. If I want Cheerwine, I hafta go to Cracker Barrel to buy it in tiny bottles.


3. As it never stayed cold, my skin never dried out. I didn’t miss applying oils and lotions several times over the course of the day. In the summer, I didn’t even need to use lotion. Now that I’m back here, it’s baby oil, followed by lotion, followed by another coat twelve hours later. And never, ever go outside without lip balm!

4. I rarely had arthritis pain, because the barometer was fairly steady and it was seldom cold while wet.


5. Kids can play outside virtually all year, and mine did.

6. Playing tennis outdoors in February, while it’s 60-some degrees, is awesome!

7. Obviously there was no salt, sand, scraping, or shoveling for snow or ice required. (But the bridges still had freeze warning signs. *shrugs*)

8. I did not go into hibernation mode, because it was pretty much sunny and hot three hundred days a year. OR MORE.

9. I could wear flip-flops about three hundred days a year as well. Proper shoes still feel weird.

10. I didn’t worry about accents, dialect, colloquialisms, or slang. I’ve decided not to worry about those things anymore. Ever.

I could write a list about all the things I don’t miss about living in Georgia, but I’m not sure anyone would enjoy reading me for an hour.

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8 Responses to Things I Miss about Georgia

  1. Hmmm, Cheerwine… interesting.


  2. Sherry says:

    You should feel great about moving actually. The average IQ went up a good 30 points where you live now when you arrived, but alas, in Georgia, it may now be in the minus zone. lol…I find the South, quaint and backward for the most part. But I’m not judgmental or nothin’….heheheh…


  3. Is Cheerwine a soda? (asked by someone who clearly has no idea if it’s legal to drink for under 21 year olds!)


  4. I travel a ton to georgia for work and I lived in atlanta for 6 months. The weather-which seems to be what you miss the most-is not that bad. Although, that yellow pollen that sticks to the top of the cars was weird. you know, I never had cheerwine! I will have to look for that next time I am there (january). Also, I wanted to take this time to wish you a great new year ahead! Cheers!


    • Thank you, Mimi. A happy New Year’s to you, too!

      No, I do not miss the hot weather AT ALL, lol, and I was four hours southeast of Atlanta, so think more like Florida, because I was twice as close to Florida than to Atlanta.

      And yes, you MUST try Cheerwine šŸ˜› Have one for me!


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