This title mean nothing…. but it could if you consider the two people living in this apartment are both suffering from anticipation blues. I think for Denis the end of teaching his class hit him with the reality this is almost over and for me it has been just awareness of the days going by. After all, this is day 92 which says a lot. It was very hard to get moving this morning but once I did I actually had a full day.
Packed up an huge envelope full of things and walked up to the post office and mailed it off to myself at home. Hopefully it will arrive in good condition ready for Christmas wrapping or not depending on how tired we are when we get home. Denis went to the Meteor store to be sure his phone would work in France. It appears it will just fine so we are good to go there and I got the rest of the cash to pay our host in France for the Apartment.
We also managed to do a bit more shopping, we still have so many things we want to get for home. But we went back to the apartment and Denis worked on correcting papers and I did some research for Paris. Think we will get two day hop on hop off tickets for tuesday and weds. or weds and thursday. That will give us two days just to do our own thing and the two days in the middle we will be able to pick two or three things we really want to see as well. Denis has never been to Paris and I want to have some memories of Paris with him. I loved it the first time I was there and together I know we will have a fabulous time.
So then I decided that at 2 pm I was going walking and Denis came along too. We walked out the Promenade, I have not been there since we had so much company. I missed my walks out there. We went all the way out the causeway to Muffin Island and back. Felt good to do some speedy walking. CLeared my head and I will bet I will sleep better tonight. ON the way back we went up shop street and got Denis new shoe laces so another thing taken care of.
When we got back aside from cooking dinner I did a test – see if my clothes and the Bohran would all fit in my suitcase. They did which was very good news. So now to figure out where to put the gifts as well. We have three boxes that are pretty big, not heavy but take up space. but Denis has a carry on suitcase this time so we might be okay. I will mail one more package home to see if I can lighten the load even more. Have quite a few books and because they are heavier they will cost more to mail so will concentrate on size not weight.
It was a lovey day, sunshine, light breeze in the 50’s today. I could do this all year round let me tell you. What a wonderful day. We are heading out soon so I will finish this later. Just thought I would start it now.
After our good dinner of chicken, rice and broccoli we cleaned up and went to Tis Coili for some music, we were hoping to see Michael the Bohran maker there but he was not. We did meet a couple who are in Galway for the weekend just a get away who were just having a grand time and knew why we like it so much. Then we walked up to the Christmas Market to see what it was like on a Friday evening in NOvember. Was pretty busy and we met four of the students who were there. They really thought the barbecue hamburgers were the best ever. We looked at them as we walked by and they are huge cooking over a fire on a round saucer type thing. If I could eat one I would. It was nice just walking around on a pleasant evening.
We walked back through Shop Street and here we are. Was a good day in all considering how I did not want to get up this morning. Tomorrow is start packing for Paris, get money, go to Farmers Market etc. So we shall see what adventure awaits us tomorrow. I might go for a bike ride if today is as nice as today.
PIctures include, a swan, a Galway Hooker, the famous row of houses on postcards of Galway, County Clare across the water, selfie at the causeway, low tide, a sea bird breaking a shell on the causeway, four swans, coaster with Jameson and Ginger recipe on it, and pictures of the Christmas Fair and one of Shop Street. And finally a lovely picture of denis and I in Ireland by Solveig… a happy looking picture I must say.