I got paid, I got my bank card, and I got my checkbook. Unfortunately I do not have my bank card code yet because I didn’t have my name on the mailbox, and front desk bank lady thinks it was probably sent back. So I need to ask her to ask them to resend it. In the meantime I’ll write checks (weird) and buy things online.
I’ve been planning out my classes, especially the 3rd-years where it appears I more or less get to choose which 13 weeks I teach, and it’s a bit disturbing to keep flipping past Dec 4th in my planner. That’s the date my masters report is due and although I have the 25 pages of lit review written, I need to make sure I get the study done in time to write it up AND have a couple weeks’ leeway for my supervisors to read it. Am going to talk to my boss this Thursday about when I can do the study in her classes. Need to not get so sucked up into my French life that I forget about graduating.
But fun things are starting to get planned. I think I’m swinging through Paris for a night before heading down to Avignon for the Toussaint vacation, to foutre le bordel with Zandra. Then the weekend after, Marie and I have bought tickets to see Benabar in Poitiers, and she has been invited by her bank to a tennis match and Superbus concert in Paris the day after so if she gets the places, we’ll go to that. And am trying to see if I can go see Linda in Strasbourg in late November once I don’t work Tuesdays anymore. There is amazingly a direct TGV from Poitiers to Strasbourg that costs, with the 12-25 card, as little as 22 euros one-way.
Marie and I cooked this taco mix last night out of one of her French cookbooks and it was good although not as spicy as American mixes. There were raisins in it, which I liked. Think will add them to chili next time I make it. Bit difficult to make chili the way I like it though without black beans.