I received sad news last night that my step-Dad passed away. Yayo as we called him - I think Yayo is Valenciano for Grandpa, was at times gruff but was very generous and like most Europeans was always elegantly dressed.
He and my mom had only been retired for about 10 years, and had been looking forward to spending their twilight years enjoying the Spanish sunshine. At least Big J and my younger son were able to spend some time last summer with Yayo.
Today was spent fielding calls, getting Euros, packing and tonight I am off to Spain to be with my Mom for a couple of weeks. I was afraid they wouldn't give me time off work since I'd already taken a week for Spring Break, but my manager said not to worry.
I'm not at all sure if I will be able to do any posts, so my apologies now.
In the meantime, here is what the security-conscious me wears on a trip. I don't usually carry a purse in Spain so when on a plane, "wear" all my purse-content-type of items.
I am wearing tons of clothes, since it is always so cold on the plane: a tank top, the taupe t-shirt from Costco, another long-sleeved shirt, a Danskin jacket, a sparkly scarf, jeans and my 8-hole Docs, unlaced for easy on-off. Plus, I'll have a short coat overtop - it's supposed to be thundery and lightning-ish in Spain, and my sister-in-law says it's getting colder.
Why do I look so bulgy and lumpy?
It's that bulky passport holder.
I will try to post ...