Sunday, November 30, 2008

I´ve still got my cold, and it´s bringing back memories of last year´s trip, when I really shouldn't have been traveling. This time, I'm not leaving until I feel well, period. That makes for much more efficient packing - and a more enjoyable journey. At least I don't have a fever this time.

Today I cleaned out the Turtle's medicine cabinet and the bathroom (linen) cupboard. Robin has installed a hand-held shower for me, which should save a lot of water. I spent a couple of minutes admiring that. I also made a foray into the dish cupboard. I see that several plates have wandered into the house, so tomorrow I'll make a more thorough inventory to make sure we take enough dishes. We've packed an enormous amount of curry powder and garam masala, so I guess our Indian food supply is a done deal.

My new laptop is so compact, I'm able to carry it in a soft purse, along with its accessories, and store it in the "electronic paraphernalia" cupboard. I went through the huge tangle of wires in there, and found that with a little judicious tossing, I could make the cupboard almost neat. I can get rid of the webcam, as I now have one built in.

There's shopping to do in the next few days - and I have an appointment tomorrow to have my hair cut - but I think the biggest job is to work out an arrangement for clothing storage. I still don't have a handle on that.

I like this period, the "three more sleeps" time. There's a certain amount of playing house involved, always.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Some things do change. This year, we're heading to Mexico earlier than usual - a week from today, in fact. We'll be making a couple of stops early in the trip, to visit family and friends, but that will still put us in San Carlos by around the 15th of December, nearly a month early. We'll have our Winter Solstice in Mexico this time!

The Plan is to stop in San Carlos for a few days' rest, then head for the Yucatan. We've made that plan before, so I am not making any guarantees, but so far, weather and energy permitting, that's The Plan.