Unbelievable. On Tuesday I fly. Wednesday morning I arrive in Paris. Taking United… Going to make sure I board early so I can’t be kicked off… What a PR disaster that was!
At this moment, one bag weighs 46 pounds and the other 43. That’s great. Most everything is in the two bags. My carryon is getting ready too. This year my goal was to have it all packed two days before. It’s strangely easier because I am going to a friend’s for the first 6 nights and I figure I will pack the carryon for that stay and plan to not even open the other two bags.
Why not straight to the apartment? She booked another person there for the month of April! I mean, really?!?!?! OK, I do understand. And a friend was kind enough to offer. So I’ll be in the banlieu – Savigny-sur-Orge – til Tuesday May 9th. It’s only a 20 minute ride to Paris on the RER C so no big deal. And I get to spend time with her grandkids who are very sweet. And I can just give in to jet lag.
Nope. I never found the lost rings. I have blessed them and moved on. The house remains empty while I am gone this time. But friends will be checking in regularly.
With my relative’s health problems, it was a strange time back. But she is recovering very nicely and is now out and about to her knitting groups and exercise clubs. So all is well.
I feel like there was more to coordinate this time – but maybe that’s because I was in Visalia so much and not here getting the job done. (like immigrants… a reference to Hamilton. Immigrants, we get the job done! – I got to see the musical in San Francisco and it was beyond awesome!).
For my one reader who won a prize (if our mutual friend ever delivered it?), I am so sorry we didn’t get together in person and I absolutely expect you to contact me when you are in Paris next month!
For my other reader who keeps my glasses in order, thanks for the adjustment today. I can see well now!
Everyone asks about the elections. And safety. First, I can get hit by a truck just as easily here as I can be hurt in Paris. Second, I have been reading about Macron and Le Pen and have realized that I am a Globalist. Thanks to my buddy who called me a Global resident, I think she’s right. Not the best Global resident, but working on that. So that means I can’t support Le Pen at all. She’s an isolationist. And I do worry about Teresa May over in UK. The final round of the French elections will be Sunday, May 7, and I will be there watching and hoping.
Best quote I saw today – Trump said he missed his life before he was president. And someone commented – I too miss my life before he was president.
Paris a bientot!