My son and I are leaving our small town in southeastern United States to live for a year in a small town in southeastern France. It couldn't possibly be THAT different, right?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Packing list

Here are the things that Jed and I apparently cannot live without for a year.
Jed's essentials:  Pokemon cards, wrestling action figures, baby Henry (a doll that he has had since he was about two), his DSI and video games, peanut butter, and lots of books.
My essentials:  computer, four books, camera, big hats, boots, gifts for my new students and colleagues, Walk the Line DVD, jewelry, three packets of chili seasoning and twelve packets of instant grits.


  1. For kids Jed's age packing usually includes a buddy, I know it did for us. For a while there I felt like the step mother of two instead of one. You may want to recheck his bag...

    And you're only packing 12 packs of grits? One per month???? How will you survive, girl?

    I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about your adventures in France. Have a great time, Margaret!

  2. I was thinking the same thing, Sherrill, about the grits. You're gonna need a care package. :)

  3. I love grits, but I don't eat them all that often. I just hated the thought of not being able to find them anywhere so I brought a few packets just in case I get homesick.