New growth all around


Well, it has been a while since my first post. I’m not sure how much of a topic I should have before I post, so I wait and wait for the right time. Not to mention motivation…with me this is something that only comes in bursts; I either have it or I don’t.  I wish I could spread it out more evenly!
Not much has been happening lately.  I am still in my same routine of working, sleeping and minor tasks such as cooking and doing dished (no matter how much is cooked or whose been around, there always seems to be plenty of those), reading and going for the occasional bike ride or walk.

I love walking and being outdoors, though mostly my outdoor time consists of my 5 minute to and from work. As I was walking home today for lunch break, I enjoyed the church-bells announcing the noon hour. I live in a predominately French Catholic city, so there are churches on every corner. They are rather loud, and for the people who live close they must be somewhat irritating at times, but I rather like them. It makes me feel a bit as though I’m in a medieval town, where the church bell chimes to announce the hours and services. (Yes, I’m a fan of most things medieval- ok, so not chamber pots, death carts and the like {briing out your dead!!}).  The bells  were loud, stirring and spoke to me of life and activity.

Well, in other news, I may be getting the whole apartment to myself soon. Right now I live with one adult and one toddler; a month ago it was 2 adults and one toddler. By June or so I (hope) I will have the whole house to myself to decorate and use as my fancy takes me. I am excited about the prospect, and enjoying imagining what each room could be used for.  I want one room to be mainly open; I imagine putting music on and dancing when no one is around. It could also be used for yoga or other exercises. I want the sun porch room to have plants, books, a comfy chair to curl up in with said books, and my desk and computer would go in there as well. A nice, cosy place to be in alone. It does get cold in the winter time, so i don’t know how that would go…  Oh, and the kitchen, living room and bathroom would stay about the same I think; with new furniture though of course. I’m not sure what I would use the dining room for (that is currently converted into the toddler’s bedroom)..perhaps a dining room? Original, I know 🙂 I hope that I will be able to actually keep the house up, that it won’t become too much for me to take care of in addition to work and my French course.  Ah, yes: my French course! I decided (for the 586th time…) that I REALLY want to learn French, and this time I took the step to enroll in a beginning French course. Its 2 nights a week for 2 hours each night. It begins this Monday, and I am really anticipating it.  Since I live in aforementioned predominately French city, I find it frustrating not to be able to converse with customers in their language of preference. I’m tiring of answering “Parle tu Francais?” with “No, sorry…”.  Most people are extremely accommodating and quickly switch to English, but there are a few who really aren’t comfortable speaking English.  I’m a bit envious of those who are bilingual. Why not learn another language? Not only is it stimulating to the brain to learn something new, but French is spoken in many regions of the world, including parts of Europe and Asia….

With that I think I will conclude this post by saying “bonsoir!” and leaving to finish somethings before bed. 🙂


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