I don't think a day has gone by
since moving here,
that I haven't completely humiliated myself somehow.
Yes, "my French" is probably the most common,
but taking the metro is coming in at a close second.
I have a 3 year old so if I want to get out and
see Paris, then a stroller is a must.
And let me just say..
strollers and the metro don't mix.
Or rather the stairs up and down
to the metro.
I guess this is why I don't see strollers
very often on the metro.
I think my 3 year old is the only 3 year old
taking the metro...
all the other 3 year old French kids are
at L'ecole maternelle.
Anyway, the other day I was picking up our
dry cleaning in our neighborhood.
While I was waiting in line
I noticed a woman getting her hair done
in a salon across the street.
The stylist was doing such a fabulous
job on her hair that I got it into
my head that I wanted him to do my hair.
Now, it was raining out and
I was not only pushing Griffin in
but pulling my shopping cart,
carrying my dry cleaning and an umbrella.
We stumble across the street and walk into
And here is how it went down....
Man: "blah blah blah"
Me: Bonjour! Parlez-vous anglais?
Man: "A little bit"
Me: I'd like to make an appointment.
Me: No? (with a quizzical look on my face)
Everyone in the salon went silent and stared.
So, I grabbed my kid and all my crap
and stumbled out of there.
Dropping half my crap on the way out.
I'm really tempted to go back and try again.
It's so good to be cooking again!
After weeks and weeks and weeks of
living out of hotels and eating out
3 meals a day...I'm enjoying
being back in the kitchen.
I'm very lucky to have a great kitchen here..
although, I really wish I shipped more of my things.
I miss my kitchen aid and my waffle iron and my
panini maker and my plates and bowls.
Anyway, Steve and I are still trying to stick
to no carbs/sugar/wine/coffee during the week.
So, we are eating lots of fruits and veggies.
I made a ratatouille the other day.
So yummy over some quinoa.
I'm also roasting tomatoes on a daily
basis. Also good by themselves or over some
On this weeks menu:
Coq au Vin
Ok, the tacos don't really fit in but
I have 4 kids.
We've found a little store that sells crafts!
Looking forward to building a stash of craft supplies!
I made a new friend!
(she's very crafty!)
We found each others blogs
and we live near each other.
She has 4 kids...3 that go to
the same school as mine.
And she invited me over next week!
Check out her sweet blog...
Looking forward to meeting up Nicola!
My first amazon package!
2 new movies for Griffy
and 3 books for me.
Looks like it'll be a great rainy day in Paris!