|So pleased I booked a window seat for my solo train trip from Chambéry to Paris (although, yes, that did mean waiting for my seatmate to wake from her nap before I could head to the toilet)|
So while I would never tout my modest solo travel as brave, I think it's worth us chatting about together. Plane, train, and pulling a suitcase from Gare de Lyon to a hotel in St. Germain. . . ordering coffee and finding enough change for the toilet at Termini train station in Rome. . . finding the hotel on a dark, rainy, night in Chambéry, fending off offers of assistance from the potentially wrong sort. . . .
|Solo travel shouldn't mean compromising on meals -- this was the starter for my dinner in Chambéry. . .|
But that post will have to wait until next week, because I need a play day today. It's been a busy week -- a visiting son (Mom got taken out for lunch; Dad, Son, and the brothers-in-law took in a hockey game), a bra-shopping date with a daughter, two very pleasant evenings with the Nine -- and it's going to be a busy weekend: an almost-Three, very recalcitrant about bedtime lately with his parents, although generally co-operative with Nana and Granddad, is having a sleepover tonight; opera tomorrow night. So Nana has selfishly declared today to be All About Me, except that I think I'll invite Pater along to carry my purchases or hold my umbrella (#kiddingnotkidding)
Not sure yet what I'm going to do, but possibilities include
- Shopping for new linens (we're still using the duvet cover from our old bedroom, but it's too much colour and pattern for the smaller room, the busier, urban view.
- Shopping for yarn -- for a new knitting project, this sweater
- Eschewing shopping altogether in favour of a visit to the art gallery to see this exhibit
- Watching an afternoon showing of Lady Bird
I'll report back later, shall I? And meanwhile you can share your weekend plans if you like, or tell me what you did the last time you got selfish for a day. Or do you ever? (Oh, I do hope you do -- I think it's so important for our health)