Yesterday was one of those rare days when everything seems perfect.
The first wonderful thing to have happened was I woke up, and there was sun! A big bright, beautiful sun – the sky was just full of it. Although Edouard and I had quite a few people expected over to celebrate Thanksgiving, I insisted that we take an hour to enjoy the beautiful weather. So at 10:30am, me, Edouard, and the bunny all took off in the direction of Parc Sainte-Périne.
I like this park because dogs are only allowed to walk around the gated exterior. This means bunny can play in the grass without risk of getting bothered by Fido & Friends. There are always tons of kids at the park and they always end up spotting the bunny and seeking us out. Russell likes the attention though. He actually dragged me over towards the kids this time (free head rub? yes please!).
After spending quality family time, the three of us headed back home to start preparing our Thanksgiving meal (of course, Russell was no help).
By 2pm the Turkey was done and all our close friends were there and ready to eat. The meal was a huge success! Nothing was burned or under-cooked and there was more than enough food to go around (*relief*).
Here’s what our menu looked like: Turkey, Stuffing, Butternut Squash, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Baked Rolls + Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Sauce & Ice Cream. Almost all of it homemade par moi 😉
A food como ensued.
At 5pm everyone was still there and feeling great after a few bottles of wine. We watched the Paris-Saint-Germain soccer game (Edouard’s a big fan of PSG) and cracked open the beers. At half-time, the non-soccer fans took off (my friends), leaving me an hour to take a nap before my rendez-vous at the Theater.
My friend, Lu, had gotten tickets to see “”Thé à la menthe ou t’es citron?” at Le Theatre de la Renaissance and she was nice enough to have invited me. It was typical French humor so I wasn’t in stitches laughing like some of the crowd but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. And the theater was absolutely gorgeous which made for a great ambiance. To give you an idea of what I saw, here’s the trailer for the play (not the same actors as last night’s show):
Now doesn’t that seem like a perfect day? It may not be exactly like the Thanksgivings I used to have back in Boston, but it was filled with some of the things that I’m most thankful for: Family – A moment in the sun with Edouard & Russell, and Friends – an afternoon and night filled with laughter and great company.