TODAY is the day I have to fit EVERYTHING else that didn’t go in the shipment in to our suitcases! That will be fun. I know I will be without my things from the shipment for awhile so I put all the things in my suitcase that I will want or that will bring me comfort in our adjustment period. Been there and done it all before, and even though we have and I can’t wait to be back in China…I KNOW there will be an adjustment period!
So today is packing day! I actually packed 1 suitcase the day the shipment left because I was a little concerned…I thought maybe I would have to buy another suitcase and pay for having extra baggage but NO PROBLEM!
Today while David was working his last FULL day in Brazil I have been sorting and organizing, making my little piles and even throwing a few things out. When I look at our apartment I think it’s funny how I go about organizing. I need time to think and figure it out in my mind. Make sure I pack enough in my carry on in case of a delay or cancelled flight but not too much so that it is heavy or bulky to deal with going through security… I think of all these things!
David on the other hand just packs. He comes home gets his suitcase down and puts it all together. I should clarify, I don’t pack the actual suitcases. David ALWAYS does that because he is an expert at putting things in, in a way that maximizes our space. Although, we each can have 2- 70lb bags traveling to and from Brazil. ( this is the last of the 70lber’s for a while, it will be hard to go back to 50lbs) plus a carry-on plus a personal item. And we always take full advantage!
Tonight, we took a break from it all and had some delicious steak at one of our favorite restaurants, and said our goodbyes to a young Brazilian guy who works there.We met him a year ago and he always enjoys chatting with us and practicing his English every time we go. He will go to Canada in July on an exchange program so he can get a good grasp of the English language. We will miss Mouser and Terracao restaurant.
Well, that’s another day…2 MORE sleeps!