Paris Preparation: Four Days and Counting

This morning I feel a little like I’ve been put through a meat grinder.  To bed at 8:30pm and awake at 1:30…ugh!  Definitely, my body clock is out of sync but I will persist.

On my walk this morning, I was reflecting on how very lucky I am at this stage of life (OLD) to be having so much fun, excitement and adventure.  I am truly blessed and try to acknowledge that at every turn.

I am down to the wire with lists of this and that and making final selections for wardrobe.  The weather looks really lovely in Paris for the next ten days, highs in the mid-to-low 70’s and low’s in the 50’s with sunshine!  What to wear, what to bring, what not to bring, always a challenge.

Bernie is beside himself with eager excitement and is ready to do his trial pack and see if he has any leftover space.  You know what that means!  I can take advantage of it.

His car tag will expire in October while we are gone and despite all of his efforts, there is no way to get this paid before he leaves so he doesn’t have to pay a penalty.  He waited in line for 45 minutes to hear that yesterday.  Oh well.  In our hi-tech town, seems like we could fix that.

We’ve already had an interesting glitch in our agenda.  Due to some confusion over our arrival date, our apartment will not be available when we arrive!  We will be staying in a little 2-star hotel around the corner called l’Hotel Jeanne d’Arc.  Not exactly how I wanted to start the trip but we’re trying to make the best of it.  There are many things we’ve planned to take care of for those three days and we’ll be sharing them with you.

Oops, did I forget to mention that our first round of company will be arriving the same morning we get to move in?  Here’s to Charles and Judy Gattis and an always interesting adventure.  If we can make it through kidney stone surgery in a God-forsaken place, we can certainly make it through this!

A bientot,

Linda & Bernie