Saturday, January 12, 2013
What I nabbed from home
Here's a short list of what made it into my suitcase:
*42 books-novels, biographies, yoga manuals, picture books (for my job)
*8 pairs of shoes, including a pair of strappy gold evening shoes and a pair of extremely strappy leather tango heels
*6 bars of Dr. Bronner peppermint soap (love that stuff, can't get it here)
*2 pairs of my mother's bed sheets and pillowcases
*8 magazines, for writing, yoga, and cooking
*1 bottle organic vanilla, because the Germans do not cook with liquid vanilla
*3 posters: the above painting, a Met "Sonnambula" poster, and one other that I bought at the Met museum and never opened. I don't know what it is but I'm sure I'll like it.
*All the stuff I'd brought with me originally
All that fit into my trusted carry-on, my enormous suitcase (brought mostly empty for this very purpose) and my back pack. Alas, I was not able to fit my Japanese teapot and four matching teacups into any bag, but I'll get them this summer. My apartment now looks like a bomb went off, but I have my books, and my shoes, and I am happy.