I miss Canada, too. No, I don't miss Canada; I miss the people I left behind.
But I am here to be with the people I will miss all the rest of the year. My weekends are theirs. During the week, though, I miss everyone. We used to meet more often than this (even the cook has asked where everyone has disappeared to!), but now I feel guilty dragging them to my house for the leisurely conversations we used to enjoy.
My friends here—we have gotten used to keeping in touch over the Internet. I have to relearn how to be present again. Maybe I should spend my evenings calling people up. I need that connection. This feels wasteful, otherwise.
Random Emacs symbol: make-obsolete - Command: Make the byte-compiler warn that OBSOLETE-NAME is obsolete.