Here is something nice to look at for the next couple of weeks, something that also happens to fit into the Project Spectrum theme. Yesterday, I brought this Christmas cactus and Amaryllis (finally blooming now!) to a friend's house for her to take care of and enjoy while we're away for the next couple of weeks.
We're off to Seattle today. There, the boys will be staying with my parents and from there, C and I, just the two of us, will leave for Panama on Thursday. I can hardly even believe we're really doing this! It's a win-win-win situation, working great for all of us: my parents, the boys, and of course, C and I. We have all been so looking forward to this for the past couple of months. C has been working overtime for the past month or more (Who am I kidding? Really, the past year or so.) so that we can go.
We haven't done anything like this in a very long time. We'll be living like snails with only a small-ish backpack each. We've made no reservations, aside from our flight. It will take about 10-12 hours to drive to Seattle, 10 hours of flying, including a short layover in Houston, to Panama City, followed by a 10-12 hour overnight bus ride, and an early morning ferry ride to get to our destination. Then who knows from there? I have only a few plans: sleep, swim, knit, read, and most of all, walk a lot at a full, normal, adult pace. In short: relax. I'm not sure we know how to do this anymore. I'm sure it can't be far from the proverbial "it's like riding a bike." I just know I'm going those two boys like crazy!
Inside? Snorkeling gear. Swimsuits. Camera. A good bit of knitting: 1 ball dark green Misti Alpaca laceweight for the Trellis Shawl. Socks That Rock Marbles for Jaywalkers. Leftover rainbow yarn for socks for the boys. Green variegated Kid Merino for these socks. Some of this might get left behind in Seattle for the return trip home.
See you sometime around April 5th, give or take. There will be so much catching up to do.