A week from today we should be back at our little rented house in Baja Mexico! This past week has been a mess of packing sorting and finishing up odds and ends...although I'm not exactly finished yet.
This is one of the piles in my house. I don't have any spare rooms to pack and stack in so there are plastic totes, piles and suitcases everywhere. This particular donation pile is made up of boxes of kids clothes and shoes that I've pulled out of our dressers and storage, some school supplies, as well as blankets given to us by friends and relatives. I may have over estimated that amount of space we have in the back of our van. This pile doesn't include any of what I have packed for us, a family of 6.
I try to pack our things as light as possible but with a wide range of temperatures in North Baja in the winter, a road trip through snowy provinces and states, and a sketchy laundry/ water situation in the town we'll be living in I can't pack too light...it's tricky balance. Any surplus I have is always used to clothe our little friends anyway. I just hope I can scrunch most of this stuff in. I have a feeling there will be blankets stacked between our children and rolled up under the seats.
This week has also been our first real week of winter. Brrrrr. I'm freezing my summer spoiled hiney off. By March five degrees below freezing will feel like a delightfully balmy spring day but right now it feels like some sort of cruel torture. Oh how our perspective changes after only a few months of summer.
The perpetual problem of a toddler in the snow...lost mittens and cold hands. Good thing this cold little hand has a big brother to help her out and bring her back to the house.
I'm looking forward to saying adios to winter for the next month....and hello to 10 peso tacos and palm trees.
My next post should be written in a hotel somewhere between here and Mexico. Hasta luego amigos.