|Kitty at my window|
|Chico, sleeping on the bed.|
I leave for Portland this coming Thursday. My suitcase is already packed. I will be gone for seven weeks and that will be the longest I will have been out of Mexico since I arrived seven years ago. At least I think it was seven years ago. I have lost track of time.
My friend Lois took my pots of herbs to her house. My friend Leslie has agreed to take Chico for morning walks and feed the cats. Hopefully, everything will be okay here while I am gone. Maybe my landlord will spend more time with his dog, Chico. It is hard to remember that Chico belongs to him and not me.
I woke up at five a.m. and am now waiting for the sun to come out. The birds are starting to sing in the yard. I sure am going to miss my home. I looked at the weather forecast for Portland for the next month. Grim. Lots of rain and many degrees colder than it is here. I am not going to be comfortable. But I love my family. I miss them and this will be a great opportunity to reconnect.
I have been on e bay for many hours, shopping. My son said that my packages are piling up at his house. This is the only time that I get to shop because things are so expensive here. I have often written about this problem. Even yard sales are expensive here. It will be like Christmas for me when I get up there and open my packages.
I received so many encouraging e mails from people when I was concerned that I would have to move. I appreciate everyone's love and support. You are like a family to me now. An invisible, loving family that is always there for me. This is my reward for maintaining the blog for so long. Thank you.