It’s our 3-month Canniversary!! Yes, it’s been three months since we landed, chilly and travel-weary, in then-snowy Saskatoon. Yes, you’re welcome to steal that terrific pun.

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I’ve repeatedly heard that 3-6 months is peak homesick time, and I have to say, I hope it’s true. I’ve been missing home a lot over the last few weeks – I had my first birthday away from home, I got sick, and I’ve been missing theĀ  people that mean the most to me (y’all know who you are).

So I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I miss from home – and it’s more than this. But since I think this is the kind of list which might change over time, I really wanted to document them. To be honest, I also wanted to share a few of them, so that you can all lament with me. Btw, if any of you are planning on sending a care-package, let this be your inspiration!

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Surprises from home

I came home today to not one, but two wonderful surprises – packages from Australia! I’ve been feeling a little homesick lately, and I can’t begin to express how thrilled I was to come home to these gifts. I’ve received a few other parcels and packages in recent weeks, so I thought I might take a moment to share them.

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The work described in this thesis could not have been completed without the support and guidance of the following people. To them, I would like to convey my deepest gratitude.

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