It’s the small things.
Finally changing Word's default paper-size setting to A4 instead of Letter on my laptop.
Changing Word’s default spell check language to “English (New Zealand)” instead of “English (US)”.
Putting my US dollars and coins in a little bowl at the back of my dresser to await the next trip home.
Swapping my Alaska drivers’ license out of my wallet to make room for my New Zealand one.
Buying a calendar with NZ holidays on it but having to look up the date of Thanksgiving on-line.
Thinking in Celsius and talking about 'litres per kilometre' not 'miles per gallon'.
Spelling things with an “re” instead of “er” and with an “ou” instead of just “o”.
Going to “post” something instead of to “mail” it.
Waking up listening to Radio New Zealand instead of NPR.
Making ginger crunch instead of chocolate chip cookies.
Drinking tea... and still drinking coffee too.
Lighting the fire and turning on the heat pump rather than adjusting the thermostat for central heating.
Cooking more Indian and Thai at home instead of Mexican.
Cooking with real pumpkin instead of baking with canned pumpkin.
Using a bicycle everyday but putting the cross-country skis away.
James wearing blue overalls to work instead of Carharts.
Leaving my Xtra Tuffs in my mom's garage back home.
Constantly searching for the international plug adapters so I can plug in my laptop, camera battery, Kitchen Aide and more.
Making jam from orchard fruits not wild berries.
Saying my birthday is the 20th of the 9th, not "September 20th" and celebrating that day in Spring, not Fall!