It's amazing how much better I feel when Max is around and I'm not sitting at home alone so much. Yesterday the only thing we did was sort through his mountain of clothes to donate some to charity, but just having someone here to talk to made the day go by so quickly. I used to think I'd be quite happy holed up at home all the time, working from my home office and avoiding traffic and crowds and noise. But as the months go on and I find myself doing just that (minus the working part), I'm beginning to realize I DO need some sort of social interaction to keep it together. The bébés are great company, but our conversations are so one-sided.
Max being home this week has been a great distraction, but I know next week I'll have to jump back on the job search wagon and try not to get discouraged. But before that, I decided to book some TGV tickets for this weekend and visit my friend Sarah, from Canada, in Paris. You might remember Sarah from this past summer when she and her boyfriend came to stay with me for a week during the hottest few days of the summer. It was literally the hottest weather I've ever lived through, and despite the sweltering temperatures, we had a great time. She's in France studying art and drawing at the Louvre for 3 months, and has a cute little apartment near Montmartre. I'm going to head up there 'til Monday afternoon and just hang out (no need to be a tourist...been there, done that already). It'll be nice to have some conversations in English for once, and just get out of my apartment for a few days. It'll be a bit strange to be back in Paris again after almost a year and a half; I've only been back to CDG airport since moving to the Alps. But I've always said that Paris is a completely different place when you are just visiting and not living there. And there are Starbucks in Paris! I'm very excited about the prospect of a caramel macchiato (skim milk, half the syrup).
So happy weekend everyone! Wish me luck in the big city.