The heat is back. Not as unbearable during the day – it’s staying in the high 80s and low 90s. But it’s the nighttime that gets me. Seriously, when it’s 85 at midnight, the fan just doesn’t do enough; it just blows hot area around. I slept fitfully last night. But the two bad dreams were enough to send me back to my favorite cheap Ibis just down the street. I may stay tomorrow night too. It should cool down tonight about 3 am, but I need to sleep before that. Then Saturday night it will be back to a low of 68 about 6am. Not good for the psyche. And the French go on about how the hot days are so rare! HA! This is the new normal. I know a French gal who went to stay at a hotel during the last canicule so I am not alone. (And I am not going to talk about dog days anymore!)
And this time I brought my laptop and have actually accomplished things that don’t get done at home. I have finally completed my renewal application for my Professional Certified Coach certification from the International Coaching Federation. I had it all organized before I came back to Paris, but somehow it wasn’t a very high priority when I could go to a museum or play solitaire on my phone or watch the taped segments of La Reine de Shopping.
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I shall reward myself with Wonder Woman tonight since I am up near the shopping/movies center at La Defense.
And then I will work on my book tomorrow while in my air conditioned comfort. Yes, I have a book. I wrote it in 2001. Actually had an agent for a while but the time wasn’t right. Those who have read it urge me to publish. But it sits out there and I sometimes cast my eye to the self it sits on… And do nothing. Oh, no, that’s not right. I do do something. But it’s spider solitaire on my phone. (thanks to pseudo-cousin Lynn).
It’s like the retirement documents. When I was in HR, it took me so long to get mentally ready to read the retirement plan documents. Pages and pages of technical legal gobbly-de-gook. But, when I finally sat down to tackle it, after about 10 minutes, I actually enjoyed it and got into the technicalities. So staying here a second night may actually become a business expense…
Before I head up to the mall, I shall finally blog about the traffic! Watch for it. The blog. Not the traffic.