Saturday, October 9, 2010

It's the little things...

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been sick for the last few days.  I have a miserable cold.  It's slowed me down quite a bit, but I think I'm on the mend.

Going to a new place is never 100% perfect.  There are little things that irk.  They are just little things that are different than you're used to.  I'm not a negative person, life is too short for that.  I like to focus on the positive not just while travelling but in life in general. The following are a few little things I have enjoyed about being here...

  • Walking down little side streets because you just never know what you'll discover
  • Walking a different way home and discovering a place I had wanted to go to, but had thought it was too far away and that my feet just didn't have the ability to walk that long distance that day;
  • Sitting at a cafe, drinking tea and watching all the people go by;
  • Going out to my favorite boulangerie to buy a 1/2 baguette;
  • Going to a bar and end up having such a good time we didn't get home until 4:30am;
  • Going to the market every Saturday to buy a small rotisserie chicken and some flowers;
  • Doing really well with my budget and yet I don't feel like I've missed out;
  • The metro which is hot as hell but is well organized and cheap;
  • That comfortable feeling as I step out the front door of my building and the neighborhood feels like home;
  • Drinking Orangina because not only is it tasty but reminds me of a family trip to France when I was a teenager;
  • Having little chit chats with strangers, whether they be tourists or locals;
  • Lighting the rose scented candle I treated myself to after a long day and just relaxing.
This list is by no means complete.  There's so much to love about being in this city and I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity.  And tomorrow - Alex arrives.  I can't wait to share this wonderful city with him.

~ L


Paulita said...

Those sound like some great adventures. What I love about the list, is they could happen anywhere, not just Paris. If you're living your life to the fullest, those could be every day things. Glad you're having fun.

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

Hi, Linda!

That's a great list. I hope you add to it when Alex arrives. : )))

Have fun and feel better.