28 April 2009

One of those days....

Today has just been one of those days... it rained all day yesterday and today. It's been cold and cloudy (when it's not raining) and I just wish I had hours upon hours to sit in a hot tup, reading a great book, and sipping on a glass or two of wine (you'd be happy for me... alcohol is out of the diet except a glass at dinner!).

I'm listening to Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" and it's helping me feel a bit better. It's just one of those songs that makes me smile and relax every time I hear it.

I think I'm just going to go to sleep now and wake up early for that run that I wasn't able to do this morning since I set my alarm incorrectly. Oops.

Well... Rennes. It was fantastic, albeit a bit chilly. Walked around the main area on Saturday and proceeded to easily get lost since I did not have a map or anything. It was run to be walking around by myself and just exploring and reflecting on things. Got up in the morning and went on a run, too. What's nice about running is being able to explore new areas faster. I found a cool little park and a moving bridge and a beautiful field. I almost took my little camera with me but decided against it... next time I do exploring I'll bring it so you can get a glimpse of what I see. We walked around the biggest market in france on Saturday and I ate a Galette Saucis, which is a galette (kinda like a pancake) wrapped around a sausage... a typical "dish" in Bretagne. Very tasty and hit the spot on the chilly afternoon! And the STRAWBERRIES! Oh my gosh! I actually didn't eat any... but the people came all the way up from the south of france with the strawberries... and apparently they were the first people to begin growing strawberries in France. They looked delicious!! I even saw a my first manifestation... not quite sure what they were complaining about but regardless, it was interesting.

The family I stayed with was fantastic. I met them probably 4 years ago in OP when I was babysitting for the dads sisters kiddos... and theirs. The dad was visiting his family in Kansas. The mom is french and they have the most beautiful little girls, Asdrid and Adele. HUGE blue eyes. AWW!!

Sunday we hit St.Malo again. It's such a gorgeous beach, and very relaxing. I love just getting lost in the sea and my thoughts.


  1. What a beautiful little girl!

    What do you mean by "I saw my first manifestation"?

  2. Oh... I guess that is a french word isn't it! Manifestation is a grève... um... protest! That's the word I'm looking for! The difference between a "grève" (strike) and a manifestation (protest) is that in the mani's the people are actually in the streets protesting, where as with a strike they just hang out at home or do whatever.