Yesterday was a day of rest for Mr. Jim who is suffering from a cold and after I typed my blog from our visit to the Chateau, I had a very busy day. I'm the cook and dishwasher along with the shopper for these few days while Jim is under the weather. And a trip to the laundromat. I'm enjoying my solo journeys around the neighborhood as I do my housekeeping chores.
Late in the afternoon I walked along the Seine River and got caught in a sudden downpour. Finished my errand and returned home before I got too wet. Actually it had stopped by the time I arrived home. Guess I'd better keep that umbrella in my pocket even when the sun is shining! I'd gone to the camera shop to ask about the lens that would not close on my camera. Apparently this is a common problem with this camera and it will have to go to the repair shop when I get home. Fortunately I brought two cameras so I'm in good shape for the rest of the trip.
On the way to the park I took some photos of the outside market that we walked through as we went down our street. I wonder if these will disappear as it gets colder. The restaurants still have many outside tables for their customers; some inside of plastic others with just heaters.
Inside of the park I saw flowers planted; not many but some of the first that I've seen on this trip other than in the shops.
We walked over to visit the chess players....only one table today. Watched the tennis players; the courts were full today. And checked out the French way to store the vast amount of leaves that are dropped by the trees; huge wire fences keep them corralled into pens for compost uses. It was a fun couple of hours outside of the apartment.
Back to the apartment for a snack and a nap before leaving again about four o'clock. It had begun to rain and so instead of in the pocket the umbrellas were up as we walked to the Metro Station. One stop and we were at Severs-Babylone Station; walked out and over towards our destination. Along the way we spent a few minutes in the huge department store of Bon Marche; lost each other and used our cell phones again to reconnect. They are a good investment!
The rain had stopped by the time we left the church and it was an easy trip home by Metro. I fixed dinner and we've enjoyed another pleasant evening. Jim even said he's feeling better; I told him it was getting out in the fresh air....he doesn't agree! But tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month and that means many of the major museum will be FREE! I think he's going to feel fine tomorrow morning! Hope you enjoy the slideshow: