Hand-Me-Down Holidays

  If you’re one of the people on my gift list this year, don’t be surprised if you receive a gift from me that was lovingly selected from my own cupboards and shelves. We are moving next year, and I...

Language Obsession

  I am starting to feel the pressure to really concentrate on learning Spanish. Our move is coming up fast! Since Paul has more of a facility with languages, I want to make sure I don’t fall behind and then...

Back Story

  I thought it might be a good time for a bit of our “back story.” Back in about 1991, my son was graduating from high school. My ex-husband had traveled in Mexico for about a year after our divorce...

February, Come Quick!

  It is snowy here and the news is full of snarled traffic and 20 hour commutes in the sudden icy weather. I am very glad I’m not working now…no worries for me about a commute. But the cold weather...

The Top Four

  One of the issues that has been a challenge for us is that we know we want to move to Mexico but we haven’t decided WHERE! We now realize that it is very hard to work towards a goal...

Dreamland

  Both Paul and I have been dreaming a lot lately, and for both of us most of our dreams have related to relocation. Interesting, no? In talking about this, we realized that while we have planned and talked of...

Accumulating Disease

  I have spent the last couple of weeks making piles of things to go to Goodwill, the dump, for a future garage sale, and to be sold on Ebay or Craigslist. One side of the garage is full of...

Attitude preparation

  I think the success of any endeavor is determined to a large extent by the attitude of the person undertaking it. One needs to proceed with a positive attitude and high expectations of success. For a project as big...

I’m Trying to Create a Plan

Planning a move is never a simple thing once you’ve accumulated more belongings than you can put in the trunk of a car. Unfortunately, we have accumulated way more than that! Since my job now is to get us ready...

We’re Serious Now

  We really are serious now. I quit my job last week and am going to spend the next six months cleaning closets, selling anything that is worth money, and doing projects around the house that will enable it to...