Amid all of the lists of things to do (get Florida driver's license with new name, find moving companies, eat lots of chicken nuggets and tacos) I've been compiling a list of things we need to buy before we leave for Cyprus. Mr. F is in desperate need of a new suit, outlet adapters, and deodorant are pretty high on the list. But since we're still in Germany, I have also been contemplating what sort of food items I need to stock up on in the U.S. before becoming a bona fide expat. Luckily there are quite a few things that are staples in our diet that you can find just about anywhere, like pasta and rice. (We're low maintenance, okay?) Peanut butter is definitely on the "to buy" list, but I've been surprised to learn that brown sugar, baking soda, and vanilla are also on the list. After a conversation with the family we're living with, I think we're tagging on mac and cheese, ramen noodles, taco seasoning, chocolate chips, and as many packets of Knorr sauces I can stuff into our bags.
What about you? Have you ever lived abroad? What were things you missed? Or, what are things you can't imagine doing without in your daily diet?
On a different note, I have a goal to take a picture a day of the sunset over the next week. The fall sunsets here are just wonderful, but I'm also wanting to document in a simple way the changes that are coming in the next few weeks. What are all of the different landscapes going to look like?
With that, I have more phone calls to make. Happy Monday everyone!