An American in Paris: Day 7

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 I was posting my Paris recap blog posts very regularly for a while there. But for some reason when I went to post the blog about the last day of my grand adventure, something held me back. I couldn’t hit “Publish.” What it boils down to is this…I didn’t want theContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 7”

An American in Paris: Day 6

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 Travel Journal Continued… “It’s my last full day in Paris. I’ll have some time in the morning tomorrow before I have to get to the airport, but this is it. And I just don’t want to leave! Forever may not be long enough for me and Paris and 7 days certainlyContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 6”

An American in Paris: Day 5

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 Travel Journal Continued… “Before coming to Paris, I was starting to feel, or rather have felt for a while, like I lost my adaptability, my spontaneity. Things are so routine at home for me most days. And sometimes often times, I’ve found myself stuck in my ways. And I greatly dislike thatContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 5”

An American in Paris: Day 4

Monday, January 1st, 2018 Travel Journal Continued… “It’s officially 2018. My word for this year is BRIGHT and I think I’m off to a really great start! I’m off to “L’endroit le plus heureux sur terre.” Which according to Google translate mean, “the happiest place on Earth.” Oh, hey! Bonus! All the subways and trainsContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 4”

An American in Paris: Day 3

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 Travel Journal Continued… “Today, it is simply perfect outside. A little bit on the windy side, but the skies are blue and the sun is shining. It’s Louvre day. I find the Louvre to be rather overwhelming. My cousin Sterling did recommend a book she let me borrow that has theContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 3”

An Emotional Pilgrimage

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 (cont’d) 2017 was challenging for me, to say the very least. Not only did my Granny pass away at the ripe old age of 96 years old, after a long battle with illness, but a dear friend from church was murdered in cold blood…senselessly, carelessly, confusingly. It’s something that I’ve spentContinue reading “An Emotional Pilgrimage”

An American in Paris: Day 2

Saturday, December 30th, 2017 Travel Journal Continued… “I woke up way too late today. Jet lag hit me harder than I was hoping. I slept till almost 10am and the whole morning was wasted. However…I feel very well rested, so maybe it was for the best. Paris weather is a lot like Florida’s. It can’tContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 2”

An American in Paris: Day 1

Ok, now you know how I made it to Paris. Friday, December 29th, 2017 But I’ll bet you’re wondering what I got up to when I finally made it over there. Before I even left for Paris, I created a very tentative list of things I wanted to do, along with a vague outline ofContinue reading “An American in Paris: Day 1”

Bon Appétit…Literally!!

One year ago, almost to the day, I gave up weighing myself. It was as much a gift to my mind as it was to my body. Contrary to what you might think, the devil does not live in the details. He lives in the numbers! Especially when it comes to a woman’s weight. AndContinue reading “Bon Appétit…Literally!!”

Money Matters: How I got to Paris

Up until this very moment, this very day, even…if you asked me about money matters I would have told you: “Go ask someone else…I’m very bad at money.” And it would have been true. I have been bad at money my whole life. From the day I opened a Star Wars credit card when IContinue reading “Money Matters: How I got to Paris”