As I am sure I have said, I have a reservation on Delta to go back to Sac on January 10.
I am experiencing the usual weird twist of emotion. Sad to leave but suddenly certain desires, longings actually are springing forth… My dishwasher. My tumbling clothes dryer. My bed! My big condo versus the tiny 400 sq feet here.
Funny. I am not on this third return thinking of In N Out burger. I am not thinking of any American food actually, except to turn my nose up a bit. Ruth Chris would have been top on my list except I discovered Portuguese beef (I failed to mention in my comments about Portugal how wonderful every meal was! The steak was excellent!) and I found a great steak house in Paris that I mentioned two months ago. Heavens! I am not becoming a foodie am I? No, I doubt it. But my palette has changed.
I was born in January. Janus has two heads, one looking back, one looking forward. I am definitely turned towards 2018. Yet, there are still days in 2017. And I must fill them! Every last exposition must be attended! Every day trip possible must be taken!
And packing must be considered. Now after I have sent back books before, I have discovered a cheap rate for books to the US. Not a fast delivery and no tracking (oh please God) but cheap for 10 pounds of books – only $15. So books have gone. Now how to fill these other boxes to keep my declarable items under $800 when I fly back – I can send back $200 per day with no duty charged.
And fit in my French friends for conversation and fun.
And spare me time to just relax so I don’t drop over with exhaustion.
And blog. Of course.
Sorry to inundate you with blogs today. But I came back early from the Poste after the books and had the choice of blogging or two museums before a conversation. It was cold out there. I decided to stay in. And of course, with multiple blogs, I left out of the Noel blog what’s happening this weekend.
Two of my favorite chateaus, Maintenon and Vaux-le-Vicomte, are getting all decorated for Christmas. Visiting Maintenon on Saturday and Vaux on Sunday with an American friend who is leaving next week. Our last fling. These are beautiful places during the year, I expect them to be spectacular for Christmas.
Now a quick bite for lunch and off to speak French!