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It’s a New Day in Paris

Nov 5th – This is something day. I’m not sure which. Wine day?

Celebrate paper month?  Anyway, someone told me but I forgot.

Here’s the deal.  I walk North, or is it South, who cares I walk. And walk & walk & walk and these signs keep saying AUCHON, which is the “Costco” of France, where they sell EVERYTHING,

only, not in large packages.  NOTHING is in large packages in France –  Nothing is LARGE in France – PERIOD!   So, I am totally exhausted by the time I get there but take a sideroute  to the McDonalds, thinking, wow! my iPhone will work there.  It does.

I eat a humongous meal, the biggest meal I have had in 5 weeks.  A Chicken sandwich, small fries and an expresso.Oh! And then that carmel icecream with nuts thingy.   I know, I know, it doesn’t seem that large, but for me, and what I’ve sustained myself on these past weeks – it was HUGE!

After totally pigging out I walk to the AUCHON and start to shop. This is my first experience shopping in 5 weeks.   I need bath towels, (one) – we actually share now, (that would normally bring an EWWWWWWW from my lips, but not anymore) – I need kitchen towels and saran wrap and foil and cleaning supplies for this apartment and shampoo and bubblebath and conditioner and just ordinary things like that. The bottles of all these items are just so beautiful but I have no idea on EARTH what they are SAYING…….I smell EVERYTHING… smells like it can go in the bath for my bubbles, but when I ask a shopper, she looks at me with horror  -” NOOOOOOO!!!”  she says, “ you cannot wash yourself with that(in Fr.) – it’s for the CUISINE!!!” (kitchen)…..and I say, “But it’s so pretty!!”……….!!   So, I have a variety of bottles that may or may not be CLOROX that I’m bathing in, or the shampoo may be used in my CUISINE, instead of on my head and my real cleaner for the kitchen sink may actually be toilet bowl cleaner and the little tablets that I bought for the washing machine may actually be for the DISHWASHER – – – WHAT DO I KNOW!?!?!  It’s SO confusing out there!!!!!!  I never did find the saran wrap or the foil. I did find the wine.  I had to get out of there.

I REMEMBER NOW!!! It’s CHANGE YOUR BANK day!!!!   What a wonderful thing to celebrate actually!  Shhhhh. Don’t tell anyone we just opened an account with Barclay’s so we can transfer money from that OTHER horrible big American bank.  It’s okay, really, we don’t have any money in it anyway………..

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