I wrote earlier. Caught a cold in Sacramento a week before I flew. Normal cold. Maybe some allergies. Almost over it and then got on an airplane. Not a good idea.
My friend was so generous to put me up for 5 days before my apartment was available. And we were going to have a bit of fun. Nope. I did get into Paris for Foire de Paris (big home garden craft state fair kind of thing) but that was it. And I only spent 3 hours. All the rest of the time was spent hacking and coughing and sleeping. I hate to be sick at other people’s homes. Cold seemed to improve. Moved in. Went to the Columbia event where I had to walk out of the room probably 8 times so I wouldn’t interrupt with my coughing. That’s when I decided to see the doc. Fortunately he could see me the next day, Friday. I got the exact same medication as I did in June 2015: antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory for an official sinus infection. And you know what? Drugs can be amazingly effective. Finished my anti-biotic regimen today. I think now I am back to my normal clearing my throat cough. And my sleep cycle seems to be getting back to normal. Not jet lag after all this time I don’t think – but every other night I would wake up at 2 am and read until 4. That’s 5-7 pm in CA so it doesn’t fit for jet lag.
A shout out to my accountant who told me she loves HP laptops. I bought a new HP, much lighter than my Dell. Very happy with it so far… the big question is must it travel in my baggage when I finally fly back? I hear they are going to restrict laptops from the cabins. Who wants to leave an expensive piece of equipment in the hold??? Not me.
Today is the first day since I returned with NOTHING to do. It’s a recuperate day. And I need them. I am catching up on my blogging as I am sure your email has informed you. I don’t need to go out for anything. It’s not raining now but will this afternoon. I may go see a couple friends for a tea this afternoon, but I don’t plan to decide anything for a few hours.
I have to figure out the theme of this stay in Paris.
In 2010 I wrote a book. Actually had an agent. Never sold anything. Everyone who has read it tells me to get it published. And someone said that to me two months ago. OK fine. I brought the draft hard copy over. New laptop. No excuses. Except France awaits…
NO! So I am hoping to figure out a schedule today of what days and times I can write and if I need to take the laptop places to do this. I feel so… what? Cliché? The writer in Paris??? We’ll see. And yes, I suppose writing a blog for 3 years already allows me to call myself a writer…