La rentrée - My first day back in Paris!
|The Eiffel Tower this morning. The sky is a bit grey, but it's a beautiful day in Paris!|
La rentrée (the return)
Even though the beginning of September is when most Parisians return to the city after the long August vacation, my life only resumed a bit of normalcy when I arrived in Paris late last night after my unexpected trip to Geneva. After a good night's sleep in my own bed (ahhh!), I made my habitual check of the Eiffel Tower early this morning. For some inexplicable reason, I've gotten in the habit of reporting, "It's still there!" to anyone who happens to be nearby. Perhaps it's my way of reassuring myself that living in Paris isn't part of a dream.
So, now that I know that I'm truly here, what should I do today? To celebrate la rentrée, I've decided to give myself the day off from all of the mundane household tasks that require my attention. (Even in Paris, the shirts still have to be ironed and the bills paid!) Since it's a bit chilly, I may have some of the delicious hot chocolate that I've been hearing about at Angelinas or I may go to Ladurée for one of their famous macarons. Or I may do something completely different. Any ideas? What would you do on your first day in Paris?