Home, sweet home.
And that affords me the opportunity to take some things from home that I have not yet found in Spain, making my transition to living abroad a tad easier.
Now, this is purely fluff, because my husband and I both would be happy to pack our belongings into a backpack and travel the world sans luxuries listed here.
But for fun's sake, here are the things going into my suitcase. You can be assured that I will undoubtedly be holding my breath at Iberia's check-in with fingers crossed that I am not overweight.
- Splenda--I just can't find it anywhere, so I'm happy to bring scores of packets . Saving calories with splenda makes the calories I spend on other delicious treats almost guilt free.
- CoffeeMate Sugar Free French Vanilla Creamer--This is for my morning coffee at home only. Otherwise, it's café con leche all the way, baby.
- Quest Bars--These protein bars are my go-to snacks. They are not coated, so I don't have to worry about them melting and they're chewy, so I don't have to worry about crushing them. And you can't beat the nutrition. It's a win-win.
Luckily, we have a washer at the house, so this greatly reduces the amount of clothes I need to pack to be comfortable. Every year gets easier to plan, and here's what I'm planning to bring for our month abroad this year:
- One maxi dress
- One cardigan
- One pair of jeans with belt
- One hoodie sweatshirt
- One hooded wind-breaker jacket.
- Two long-sleeve t-shirts
- Three pairs of capris with accompanying tops
- One workout outfit (depending on weight)
- One pair of croc flip flops
- One pair of dressy sandals
- Bathing suit
- One pair of pajamas
- Seven pairs of underwear
- Phone with wifi access only
- iPod for facetiming with my mom and niece
- Tablet (with downloaded books) with wifi access only
- Nikon Coolpix L120 camera with 2 8gb SD cards
- Chargers for all of the tech with adapters
- 2 paperback books I've already started and one I have not
- My Spanish workbook & textbook--depending on weight
The countdown is on!
Last month, I posted here about all I can't wait to experience when I arrive in Galicia, not the least of which is the view. Consider adding this corner of the world to your must-see list.
The view from the upstairs bedrooms at sunset.