Monday, June 11, 2018

Very Delayed Thursday Thoughts

So I guess these are really Monday Thoughts? Thursday Thoughts on Monday?

The reason for my long blog absence: Vacation! In Paris!

I have wanted to go to Paris since 4th grade when our class studied countries and each of us had to do a report on a country and I got France. Then I studied French in middle school & high school. So for a very, very, very long time I have wanted to go to Paris. I finally got to go and it was everything I hoped for and then some and of course some that I didn't hope for! More posts and details later!

We arrived back in Pittsburgh last Tuesday evening. As is custom, our "just returned from vacation" dinner was pizza delivery from Pizza Milano. We unpacked, showered, started laundry, and crashed on the couch with mugs of hot tea. By the time we made it to bed, we'd been up for 23 hours. We are way too old to be up for that long! I did doze a bit on the plane, but that doesn't really count as sleep.

Wednesday was more laundry, grocery shopping, sorting through mail, and catching up on TV. We were jet-lagged so from 7 pm on we nodded off on the couch while watching TV before finally going to bed for real around 11 pm.

Thursday, feeling a bit better, we went to see Solo: A Star Wars Story and enjoyed it. No spoilers, we have friends who haven't seen it yet, but we enjoyed it. We also did a bunch of errands, including finally purchasing flowers to plant outside for summer. This year we chose a maroon colored petunia. We also got some herbs and veggies to plant.

Friday we were back to being tired but managed to power through more laundry and ironing (me) and yard work (SP). The garden is finally planted! Well, I guess I should say, fixed? SP planted arugula and kale before we left but they didn't grow, some weird weed stuff grew instead. So SP had to yank it all out and do all sorts of magic dirt/compost/whatever tricks to re-prep the garden box dirt.

Then it was the weekend. We haven't found a new cleaning person and it had been 6 weeks so we had to clean the house. Blergh. There were the usual chores, errands, catching up on TV, and now it's Monday and SP is finally back at work and I am back to my usual routine.

I miss Paris.

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