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a little taste of paris

September 18, 2014



































brandt and i are in paris with my lovely mother-in–law diane. as you can see, we have been busy. this does not, however, show the three trips to the police station to report the purse that was lost or stolen on the way from the airplane to the hotel, the fun we had calling banks to cancel my debit and credit cards, or the empty feeling inside that i no longer own an iphone. pbbbbt. It does not show the visit to the optique to replace the contact lenses in my purse, either, just to be clear. I am so glad that b. and i carry separate cards or this would have been even more frantic. diane and i made up for that advantage by both coming down with colds– the achey, sneezy, drippy, coughing kind that forced our early return from the musee d’orsay today. i’m tapping this out with a handful of tissues while b. has gone back to the musee to make better use of his pass. i am so devoted to all of you that doing this is my form of relaxation. i do miss my big computer, though… next time I will show you my new toys, because shopping for art supplies in paris can not be beat– especially on the hubby’s credit card!!!! yes, yes, i will be paying him back– after all, the money i saved for this little jaunt is just sitting there in the bank with no place to go.
check back in here to see what else I choose to fill my blog posts with besides my usual glamorous life of mucking pens and picking hooves. it”s all about balance. no, i really mean it. we are in a centuries old medieval hotel in the heart of paris on the fourth floor, where no part of this building has even floors. quite not even, in places. elevator? um, noooo. i love roughing it.
stop laughing.
I hope you are well and that i become that way, too. also diane. may i tell you that she is a ROCK. STAR??!! makes me think i need to take up tennis and pickleball. i don’t know too many ladies her age that fly to paris alone to meet up with family members and get themselves to the hotel after the original transportation plans don’t show up. she amaaaaazes me.
au revoir!!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. sageandspirit permalink
    September 19, 2014 1:27 am

    I hope you are having a grand time, despite your cold and the loss of your purse! Your photos are beautiful, especially the stained glass. How about some photos of the medieval hotel? It sounds wonderful, romantic, and perfectly Parisian. Feel better soon and enjoy your time in Paris! xx

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      September 19, 2014 4:27 am

      for you, I shall snap some hotel photos! it is a half-timbered building and whilst lopsided is performing admirably as a lodging house centuries after its construction. I am always amazed at the use of space here– it is so limited that it takes great ingenuity to meet the changing needs of a densely packed population. makes me feel a little silly sometimes when I consider what I perceive to be “needs”… thanks for your well-wishes!!

  2. September 19, 2014 6:47 pm

    the architecture….and the flowers….
    ahhh….such beauty.
    hopefully all the loveliness outweighs the little things that have befallen you.



    • sassysistersink permalink*
      September 21, 2014 5:47 pm

      there is so much beauty, and now we are in Normandy where the beauty is entirely different– more rural and open and restorative. you will see what I mean…

  3. Lori permalink
    September 20, 2014 12:36 am

    Sigh…………… for the good stuff…….. what else is there to say about Paris
    healing vibes coming your way

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      September 21, 2014 5:50 pm

      ah, the good stuff… we are in Normandy this week, exploring the French countryside which is a complete change of pace. I’ll post when I can.

  4. October 5, 2014 2:45 pm

    I am amazed at where you’re at and all that you’ve seen and experienced!
    That girl playing the dijidoo (spelling) on the plaza. So cool. And all the interesting looking statues.
    Art supplies must be way less expensive than here? Like how much would a tube of Winsor Newton cobalt blue cost in gay paree??!! Haha.
    You sound completely ecstatic. I’m thrilled for you as well. It’s a good getaway and good timing, I think.

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