Monday, April 2, 2012

Random Thoughts

  • When we go to Italy, we plan to get around mostly by train between cities and otherwise by foot.  A friend pointed out that we should be prepared for the cobblestone roads and bumpy sidewalks to destroy the wheels on our luggage.   This also made me realize that we probably don't want to schlep big suitcases around, so I'm already scheming about how little I can get away with.  If my camera, ebook and netbook all go in my nap sac, do you think I can reasonably fit three weeks worth of clothes into a carry-on sized suitcase?

  • I want to close my insurance claim, but I'm annoyed enough with the  Insurance company that I've decided to replace every single item on the list  - at their expense - before I do.  I don't need it all, but not replacing this stuff would mean that I'd be out money if I wanted it later on. And, I don't know how to stick it to them, other than through their pocket book.

  • Along that line, I haven't been able to find the fun & funky tuffet/ottoman that I have in mind. I hope that insurance will pay for the materials to make it.

  • There has been a robin somewhere in the neighbourhood, singing his heart out for a few days.  I hope he stays a long time.

  • Tulips are starting to pop out of the ground.

  • I wanted to try Susan's Orange Julius drink, but I was a little skeptical.  So, I did what any good friend would do.  I invited my neighbour over to be my guinea pig.  We liked them, but we both agreed that the next time we make them, we'll add strawberries.

  • Dawn and Linlah, I think you might know somebody(s) who need this:


  1. Dang woman, if you can fit three weeks of clothes in a carry-on, you are my new Super Hero.

  2. Not unless you plan on doing laundry. I don't do laundry on vacation. I can fill one suitcase with just my jockey elances, also known as spanky pants.

  3. That bib is adorable!!! Where would I find that? I need two!

  4. P.S. three weeks of clothes in a carry-on?! Pictures, please.

  5. Dawn - that was a screen shot of a picture I encountered in my travels. I don't know the original (or best) source, but you can find them here:

    Laundry will have to happen on this trip. We're moving to a different city every 2-3 days, so I'd rather wash a few items in the sink than schlep a huge suitcase.