I had a real struggle with my luggage on the way home. Food Max which used to be Food 4 Less when I lived in California has an International Foods Section. In true FM style the bags are large, I enthusiastically purchased chana dal, gram dal, urad dal and black cardamon seeds, all except the cardamon, in what I thought were one kilo bags but turned out to be 4 pounds! When I went with the kids to Costco, I saw that they still carried the large bags of Basmati rice, I was able to resist, instead I bought organic Basmati at Trader Joe’s in a more reasonable 2 pound size.
As my son loaded my suitcase into his car, he couldn’t resist making a comment about my taking rice and beans to Mexico. My son-in-law joined in to rib me, they thought it was hilarious that I traveling with 16 pounds of legumes and grains. They started calling it my 2012 famine stash.
As you probably gathered from the above, I’ve been to California. I spent three weeks with my sister, and since I was already there, a week with my children. I realize that I said I was going where there is no internet, so you all thought I was heading to some remote jungle town or something.
It’s interesting, here in Mérida, I can find an internet place almost anywhere. In California, you need to own a laptop, which I don´t. Husband suggested that I buy one, but I don´t really like them. Besides, there were more interesting things like cookbooks and spices to spend my money on. As usual, I digress, my kids don’t have internet, or cable. They made the decision to forgo those luxuries in exchange for renting a larger apartment. My son isn’t using the internet very much these days either, he can take his laptop and use the wireless at his work, but he said that he would rather live his life off line, doing things. I applaud that decision. He looks fabulous so it’s working for him. The library has free internet, but my library card has expired! Since when do library cards expire? My sister does have internet, but she also has one of those little lap tops and a less than reliable connection.