So here I am during my mid-weekend (it’s a long weekend for me thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr.) and everything has been done and it’s not even 8:30pm. The tyke thought he was ready for bed and we even read a bedtime story already, then he said he wanted to watch just a few more shows. Who am I to refuse on a long weekend? No school tomorrow. Plus, it gave me a chance to return to this post.
I’m on solo parenting duty all week because Alan is away on business to Paris. It was a last minute meeting so I wasn’t able to even think about trying to join him for this trip. Besides, it’s not the best time to be away on a whim from work right now. So I had no choice but to just make a list of things I wanted him to bring back home at the end of the week. (1) Starbucks Eiffel mug — we already have theParis Arc d’Triomphe; (2) Laduree macarrons (OF COURSE!), (3) Camembert and Raclette cheese, (4) my DUPLO chocolates — easily available from any Monoprix and there’s one walking distance from the hotel, (5) and if I can only find the brand of caramels I so loved but which I had picked up from La Grande Epicerie. (I would think this would be available at Galleries Lafayette’s Gourmet Store. I have a few other odds and ends but he’s not optimistic he will get as far as the Boulevard Hausmann so I’m not pushing it. =(
Perhaps in the spring, we can plan a vacation there instead of piggy backing onto a business trip like this one. I would love to keep going back to Paris but Alan has had enough and would rather bring us to other parts of France. (Perk of the job — we get free hotel!) I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will happen eventually.
Now I realize all I needed was the thought of missing out on Paris to get the words going.. ha! =) My tyke is asleep in front of the tv now.. time to bring him to the bedroom. Meanwhile, I have letters (yes, the snail mail kind) and e-mails to write. There are a ton of pictures from waaaay back to scan. And then maybe I’ll come back here to write about the things I’ve been struggling to write about lately.