To deal with all the awkward, and make my annual(ish) Mayo Clinic trip something special I make a point to develop a new tradition, buy an item of clothing, or discover a new treat every time I come to Mayo. This trip has been no different.
For starters, I am freezing.
“Freezing in Arizona?” you say?
Yes. It is December, after all.
Although, to be fair, I got married on this exact day six years ago (Happy Anniversary, Danny!) and it was 70+ degrees.
But, stick with me. Please.
So it’s December. And since I arrived, AZ has been cooler than home almost every bit of every day. Plus, it doesn’t help that I am almost always cold. (I’d say I’m just weird like that, but since I like to imagine you are like me in that regard, I won’t.)
Are you like me?
Anyway, yesterday I broke down and bought two more long sleeve pieces I can layer with the wardrobe I packed. These two new items will make a significant improvement in how warm I feel… especially when paired with one of the four scarves I brought. (I NEVER leave home without a scarf. Even in the summer.)
I also bought these. They are delicious.
But that’s not the point.
Since I make a point to begin new traditions, it only makes sense that I make a point to continue those new traditions during future visits.
So, for this round of Mayo Clinic trips, here’s the status of my must-do tradition list:
dine at Kona GrillDone, with my SIL and her littles. I even left my debit card there.
- make at least one trip to MoJo Yogurt
- people watch and eavesdrop so I can remember this trip vividly and take it all in
- FaceTime with my sweetie
make and eat lots of homemade sandwichesAlthough, this is a sort of ongoing goal.
- visit Pro’s Ranch Market as often as possible for chicken taquitos and aguas frescas (What’s your favorite flavor?)
- spend some quality time at TJ Maxx
- stretch every morning AND every evening
consume bagged lettuce to my heart’s contentI’ve already restocked once.
- Christmas shop… for 2012
take picturesWho am I joking? I do this all the time.
- appreciate a few weeks of Arizona weather (don’t worry, it usually improves in January)
- watch sports
- buy plane tickets for summer vacation
spend quality time with my in-laws, nieces, and nephewsAgain, with the ongoing bit.
And, these aren’t traditions, but I’d like that to change:
- take Daniel to Oregano’s for a late anniversary date
- actually respond to people who call and/or text
Here goes… I will keep you posted.