When we decided to leave Barranquilla,
we knew we wouldn't be bringing most of our possessions with us.
As I was packing for this trip,
I collected the items I would want to take with me
- right away -
if there were a fire.
My daughter, thankfully,
wants and has room for
most or all of our old family items...
and my hundreds of photos and photo albums.
Who knows, she may even take time to scan them all into her computer?
(I can hope) :)
Anyhoo...I ended up bringing 80 pounds of costume jewelry...
a couple huge zip lock bags of buttons...
2 stuffed animals that I couldn't bear to part with,
some select fabrics that I didn't want to leave behind...
my Juki sewing machine...which Customs MADE me check.
And it wasn't wrapped properly because I thought I was carrying it onto the plane with me.
It's in the shop now, but I think it'll work just fine.
Oh. And I also brought all my favorite clothes
and ALL my artwork, including gifts that I've received from friends.
When Sophia saw me packing my art...she said,
"annie! grandma...what are you going to do with my artwork"?
And I told her, "I'm going to take every bit of it with me and mod-podge it to a wall in our new house".
And I will.
So, I packed 58 years
into 4 checked, overweight suitcases, 1 carry-on (cuz remember, they made me check my Juki, and 2 personal items.
I love the idea of starting from scratch. (most of the time)
It's quite liberating.
Create Your Life,