I get to use the suitcase I bought in 2020 - but never got to use! Off to visit my mother, an extroverted Leo who has struggled with loneliness during the pandemic. She is excited that her number is coming up for a spot at an assisted living community that seems to draw older creatives (art, music, theatre). I’ll be meeting with her social worker and financial guy, and helping her with some household editing.

It’s supposed to be 4 stinkin’ hot days with rain, but we will be in and out of air conditioned spaces. In addition to the items in Finds below, I’ll be bringing verification of Covid vaccination, lots of face masks, and an umbrella. Toiletries, hair ties, electronics, and a book too.

Have I missed anything?