Friday, June 17, 2016

Stream Of Consciousness (Or, Writing Out The Anxiety)

The more I know, the less I know. This applies to going to Cuba as much as it does anything else on earth. The young chickens learned after three nights of us putting them to bed with the older chickens in the hen house that this is where they are to sleep. Three nights. Chickens are smarter than I am and you can pay the piper with that one.

I have goggle-imaged Casa Particular, Havana, because that is the sort of accommodation in which Lis and I will be staying. The range of such accommodations is huge. This could be awesome. I hear we need to take anything we might possibly need because we won't be buying it there unless it's a hat or wooden carvings. This does not sound quite accurate but whatever. Also? Toilet paper. Also? Wet wipes. I remember the toilet paper in Europe in the 70's. Sanicrepe. Crepe paper on a roll. Like you use to decorate for a birthday party when your child turns three, except not in colors. I was seventeen/eighteen then. What did I care?
I am almost 62 now.
I am almost 62 years old and what if Lis and I got to stay in a place with a courtyard?

This would be okay too.

There's a fan. Whoa! Also an AC. Wonder if it works?
I'll report back on all of this when I get back.
I'm going to lunch with Hank and Lily and the children. This is good. I need to get my head out of my ass in all senses of the word, including the need to take Wet Wipes.

I need to buy a sewing kit and perhaps some Pepto Bismal tablets. Or something like that.
I need to weed my garden and clean out the hen house. Seventeen chickens in one roost area creates a great deal of poop.

I seem to be writing about poop-related issues a lot here.

I'll stop now.

All love...Ms. Moon
P.S. Happy Friday, y'all.


  1. Oh, I am so excited for you about your trip with Lis. I was in Havana years ago and had a wonderful time (worst "Cuban" sandwich I ever ate though).

    Jack and I leave tomorrow for a week on a river cruise in southern France. A belated 5th anniversary gift to ourselves. We'll be with the same cruise company that we took from Paris to Normandy right after we got married. Such world travelers we all are!

    Have fun, be safe, and give my love to Lis,
    Love - Jan

  2. Most definitely wet wipes. My favorite are by Burt's Bees, the yellow pack or the white one. I take them with me wherever I travel and we keep them in the car, too. Works for faces and everywhere else too.

    I think you will love Cuba. You spoke Spanish in a previous life so it might all feel very familiar. I hope so anyway. I'm so excited for you!

  3. Pepto seems to be an American thing so I would take it. This is so cool!

  4. I am so excited about this trip you're going on that I almost feel like I'm going on it, too. It will be GREAT. You will write and tell us all about it!

  5. Jan- I am so excited for YOU AND JACK!!!!!
    Have a wonderful time! I love you both to the moon and back!


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