I have been asked the same two questions by every person I have met since I moved here:
Q: Do you like France?
A: Well of course I do. The main reason I moved here is 'cause hubby lives here, but would I have been so quick to follow if he'd been from, say, Botswana? I don't think so. (Not to offend any readers currently residing in Botswana, but I moved away from Florida because of the heat so I don't think Africa would be much of an improvement.) Anyway, who would be stupid enough to say, "No, I really hate it here, but that's my lot in life, I guess." ?
Q: Do you miss the states?
A: Truth is, I've only been gone for a couple of weeks, so it still feels a little like I've just gone on vacation. 'Course, I miss knowing that I can't go down the street for a Grown-Up Slushie with Dana, or meet up with The Dinettes on Tuesdays, but I don't think it's really quite hit me yet. Please ask again in two months.
Good grief, did my friends and family do the same thing to Stéph when he spent his summer vacation with me? No wonder he sighed a lot.