Monday, June 18, 2007
Take a good close look at that candy. One of the women I work with had that and I lifted it off her and took it home just to show all of you. What am I supposed to do with that thing? I mean really? It does have an impressive level of detail for a candy, that guy has an impressive expression of contentment on his face. My oh my.
He was cherry flavoured.
Here is another odd thing about here. They are paranoid about mosquitoes, you can buy three or four different types of meds to take or apply to avoid them, and there are bead curtains for over the doors, there are several different approaches for dogs, but you cannot buy mosquito screen at the local hardware store and no one has a screen door. Now why not? Does that not strike you as an elementary first step in the battle against mosquitoes? Rather than ingesting I know not what chemicals?
I am thrilled to report that the man remains and is completely well, so is youngest and eldest reported that she hasn't had a stomach ache all day!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hallelujah!!!!!!
I however still have a sore throat, but that's frankly small beans.
I broke down and made the list today, I am without a doubt a list girl...and I was doing alright on the calendar I have, but now the list has gotten to the stage where there are a series of disjointed items, all of which are necessary, but they don't hang together so they aren't easy to remember. It is impressively short though. This isn't half so bad as a trip either way to the boat, or coming here for that matter. My only question is if I can fit it all in the suitcase. We are only taking one for the three of us, and knapsacks each. I think the girl's back-packs will be nearly empty, but eldest is (as usual) fighting me on that. She always wants to bring more. I have to remind her this evening that the more things we have in the bags, the fewer children's books we can bring back. That ought to work. Books, or the third pair of winter weight pants.
The dog is, as expected, proving to be a hassle, but manageable so far. I am a little worried about the whole thing honestly, but it should be alright. My biggest problem so far is that I am having trouble contacting the airlines to reconfirm about him and it is SO painfully time-consuming. Erg.
I took the dog to the vet for his passport and check-up, and the girls to the doctor for theirs. No surprises anywhere and we have an appointment at the optometrists for September, the day after we get back...Yee gawds. I will have forgotten all Catalan and the Doc is sure to speak only Castillian and I will be once again horrifically jet-lagged and trying to function. Gurk. Maybe I should study Spanish this summer....which reminded me to bring the Spanish language CD's and book...I just went and did that. I can listen in the car and study...well, in my sleep, I'll put my book under the pillow. That really should work don't you think?
I have my last meeting with my Catalan language buddy today and then I DON'T work tonight so I can run more of the errands, and then....SLEEP. No. Pack then sleep.