Friday, January 27, 2012

Flying Out the Door

This is a post written as I am flying out the door for class. I hit my snooze two-too-many times after taking the kid to school this morning. Luckily I'm freshly showered from last night and full from two eggs and crackers (and some Dairy Milk) for breakfast.

Sorry I been neglecting you all. Life has just been rather busy and also fun. I'm not 100% down with the whole au pair scene at the moment as well, and the last thing you want to read on here is a ton of complaints from the girl living in Paris. Amirite? But my REAL LIFE part is pretty freaking sweet. Feeling good.

I broke my caffeine addiction, inadvertantly! Not sure if I was confusing caffeine withdrawals and hangovers at some point this winter? Anyway, coffee now gives me a buzz! And I am buzzing this morning. I'm feeling especially sparkly and peppy, so watch out Parisian. Maybe it's because I bought turquoise skinny jeans yesterday. Maybe it's because I exercised like a freak yesterday (6 miles of walking, 2.5 of running). Whatever it is, my endorphins are flowing like a river, and I'm bopping along to music. How did I forget the joy of the morning dance party? Who am I??

It definitely helps that it's felt like spring here. 40s and 50s all the time, most days. There are buds on the trees, guys. This must be unseasonable but I am loooving it. It's like I'm back in Atlanta but much much cooler. Also, I've sort of stopped brushing my hair. And I definitely am in need of a haircut, because it's been since May. May!!

Work has been driving me crazy, and I promise I will go into more detail at a later date. Breaking the streak of not-posting RIGHT NOW!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Got the blogger app on my old iPhone, which means with my newfound wifi, I can post photos SUPER easily. Enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Today I had one of those morning where, no matter what was happening, I did NOT want to be cold. NO WAY. So I slipped out of bed, and started piling on layers. Leggings, my only pair of sweatpants here (which are lululemon and, therefore, allowed), tank top, sweater. Then I got out my best winter investment ever, my sleeping bag coat. I put on a wool scarf, furry headband, and my mittens. Bring it on, winter.

I was not one smidgen cold walking mon enfant to school this morning. But then I got to thinking, man is my job inconvenient in winter. Because I have to be at my family's apartment at 7:55am, and then I just put on his coat and walk my kid to school. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there, and it's dark right now. And, as a person who hates both cold and also wearing coats, I just am not very motivated to drag myself out of bed for ONE STINKING HALF HOUR so I can walk a child across a park. It makes me whiny, and I've stopped caring about looking even halfway decent. (Hopefully I'll start caring more as the sun starts rising earlier.)

Let's I learned how to say "You're kidding!" (Tu plaisantes!) Also found out they don't make my birth control in France (overshare?). I made top hats and cornflake cakes for the birthday party tomorrow. (Top hats are a marshmallow topped with chocolate and a smartie (which is like an M&M), and cornflake cakes are cornflakes and chocolate...c'est tout!)

Something smells funky in here. I wore my 9 euro shoes today and they are freaking comfortable. I think I may have just made an amazing purchase. Also, the serious tread means I'm breaking these puppies out if we ever have snow (which we won't; still hasn't even frosted here!).

Took this the other day, it was on facebook, but I like it a lot:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quick Update

I just tried to write a post and it was awful. So I guess 2012 has taken all my blog-writing skills away from me. Or maybe it's because I've written only 3 times in the month. What's that phrase? Use it or lose it? Oops.

So let's see. I just got back from Montparnasse because I had to go to Fnac and buy my new French books. I also got a new notebook (why are all French notebooks made with graph paper? what's up with that?), some tape, and a pair of trendy wedges. Guys, I'm super pumped about the wedges, because they have treads on the bottom, and so they are obviously the perfect winter going-out shoe. Also, they were 9 euros!

It was incredibly windy out there. I hear we're gusting to about 50 mph, and I believe it. I had to help an old woman across the street because she couldn't hack it in the wind. Also saw a TON of metal signs blowing around, and a toilet on the street...not sure about that one. However, it's also sunny and mid-50s, which is making me dream of bare legs and daffodils, instead of facing the reality that it's the beginning of January, and it's likely to be freezing again sometime before March. Tricky, this weather. +1 for going out in a jacket that's not down or wool, -1 for disillusioning me. Wash.

I could tell you all about my trip to England/Scotland. I could tell you about the horrendous bus rides and that I've done the ferry and the Eurotunnel now. I could tell you how little I saw in London, how gorgeous Surrey is, how many camp people I saw, etc. But I'm late to pick up my charge, who turned 4 on Monday. And tomorrow I'm baking cakes with his mother in preparation for a knight-themed shindig on Saturday. Plus I have two friends celebrating birthdays this weekend. I guess 2012 is going to be...busy? I can handle that.

No pictures, because I really am late. I promise to post again in less than 2 weeks. Maybe with stories, or something.