Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Boohoo

I was feeling pretty glum on my way back from Bretagne Friday. I had a rough week with my co-worker, and I just sat there on the train having an "woe is me" moment. One of the only things I really mind about being single is constantly coming home to an empty house after my trips, and never having anyone there waiting for me. Compounded with my shitty week, it just seemed downright depressing this time. So much so that I was considering not going to rhumrhums; I felt like doing nothing more than sitting on the couch and feeling sorry for myself.

But then I walked in the door and picked up my mail. And for once, instead of just bills, I had mail from actual people. I got a pretty postcard from Jenny and a New Year's card from L&B, plus a package from my co-workers. I finally have the right to company clothing, so I figured that's what it was. And it was - but they'd also filled the box full of goodies. My first care package, after all this time! I now have 8 boxes of mac & cheese, 2 bags of peanut butter cups and 2 big jars of PB. Plus a lovely note thanking me for all the hard work I do over here. So thanks to all of you guys for giving me a much needed boost (and to everyone else who left me a nice comment on my last post).

And while all of that wasn't enough to completely get me out of my funk, it was enough to at least get me off my a** and out the door Friday night. Two and a half rhumrhums later, I was still feeling a bit down, but I was buoyed after spending time with friends. And then I danced away the last of the gloomies in a club last night, finally rolling into just before 8am this morning. Which meant that I slept right through my plans of eating sushi with friends near Montparnasse, but on the upside, I am feeling a million times better - it's amazing what a night out on the town followed by a long sleep can do for a girl. And on that note, I am going back to bed. Even though I only got up three hours ago.

9 Comments:

Blogger GL'sD said...

Have you ever heard of the burning of the candle at both ends theory?

January 18, 2009 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Don't eat the peanut butter! Minnesota suspects peanut butter in salmonella outbreak; Texas continues investigating

January 18, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Hey Sam...

Awww.. that was a nice surprise that your coworkers did!! Sweet... If you can't eat the PB... I have some extra jars here... Alex bought out the Lidel's stock-- 13 jars in both chunky and smooth.. So, I can pass you two, no prob... Let me know which you prefer... Sorry you were in the dumps and sorry you missed us today... we missed you, but glad you are feeling a lot better... Dawn, Barbara and I are going to Aimee's for lunch at 1:30 pm if you are able to join us, please do... We would love to have your company! Take care, Leese

January 18, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

46 states, I believe was the last count with 6 deaths in the salmonella pb thing. What a crappy time to get a PB care package!

January 19, 2009 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger kylie said...

salmonella in peanut butter?! well, i never.

i'm SOOOOO glad that you made it out to rhum rhums on friday! glad to hear that you are feeling better - and you were out until 8!?

man am i feeling old! :D

January 19, 2009 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

Hey Sam, Sorry to hear you were in a funk... nothing can do that more than a bad work trip. I thankfully had a good time in Italy for mine... maybe we should swap once in a while because I have not been to Bretagne yet... and I will smack your colleague straight for you! I am very happy to hear your did make it to rhum-rhums since I could not go. Hope you feel better today and have a much better week! I am off to Avignon this morning for a couple days... Take care!

January 19, 2009 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Starman said...

Be careful with the peanut butter. There is a major salmonella problem right now.

January 19, 2009 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger wcs said...

Glad you're feeling better!

And, as a bonus, I want you to know that we found peanut butter at the Paris Store (in Blois). But, there's a Paris Store in Paris, actually not far from you, in the 13th, and I'll bet it, or other Asian stores nearby, would have some, too.

Word verification: bounda

January 20, 2009 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Glad you got the postcard! I'm always surprised at how fast the mail seems here, and then I remember that France is tiny. :)

January 20, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

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