Something I've screwed up:
I was talking to Mme Bon Amie about something I wanted to show her, but instead of saying, 'If you'd like, I can show you' like a normal person, I said, 'If you'd like, I can mount you'. The problem is in the similarity of the verbs, Montrer, to show versus Monter, to mount or go up like stairs. The image of me climbing on top of my friend springs to mind. The upside to this story is that I figured out my mistake as soon as I'd said it. Which I consider progress.
Something I've been eating:
Chickpea, sweet onion and tuna salad with cilantro.
Something I've finally finished:
We finally got all the kids' paperwork in order, believe me there was a lot of back and forth on this one, and took them in to the Prefecture. We waited three hours and the kids were remarkably patient and now we have their happy, little French kid visas in their blue American passports. Done.
Something I've been doing:
I have a slight jogging addiction. When it's good, it's real good. And lately, I've been riding (monter) the elusive high. I'm using Nike Plus coach for a Half-Marathon as a running schedule to follow, figuring if I train for 13 miles then my usual 6.2 will be like a walk in the park. Makes sense, huh? I use Nike+GPS to track my runs and it's super fun to see the little path light up when you've finished. If you're on and want to share runs let me know. I'm supposed to run 7 miles today. Are you with me?
Something I've been waiting for:
We have been asked to be on a little show. And we've said yes. But now we're waiting for the permission of our French landlord. That's all I will divulge for now.
Something I've been reading:
I just finished The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy. It was quick and easy; serious history mixed in with first world problems. And there are recipes at the end. Super idea.
Something I've been drinking:
Pina Coladas made with Malibu rum with P-Daddy on the terrace for apero. It feels a bit warmer than it really is these on these cloudy, sprinkly April days.
What about you? What have you been doing?