It’s been a pretty chill week back at work, with things calming down a little bit after the yearly madness that is March.
In my efforts to ingest foods that I might actually enjoy these days, I’ve been into making fruit smoothies, using a very simple recipe of equal parts OJ, banana, frozen fruit, and plain yogurt. I put the yogurt in first and then measure the rest with the yogurt cup.
I spent a day in Tours for my last knee appointment (conclusion: do more hamstring exercizes as my right hamstring is at 60% of my left), eating some excellent crêpes and visiting the cloisters of the St Gatien Cathedral. I also did some shopping for our friends’ wedding next weekend and “found my happiness” as the French would say with the help of Desigual and Bijou Brigitte. J has been on vacation so has been working heavily in the yard, especially since I can’t (see: neighbourhood cats and toxoplasmosis).
I did, of course, buy Beyonce’s new album and listen a lot to my triple Best of Prince CD, though my car CD player seems to not like playing disc 2 track 18 (Purple Rain) which is sad for me as I had planned to leave it on loop for a few days.
I went to Fontevraud Abbey last Sunday and was all excited to have seen the place where Eleanor of Aquitaine was buried and to tell my mom about it since she would love it. So I did and it turns out she’s already been there.
Otherwise, there’s not a lot going on other than my endless search for fun/interesting pregnancy information, including on American and French blogs. Any recommendations?
Only two fun articles from the past week:
And Can Duolingo Crush the TOEFL? (I am not a huge fan of Duolingo due to its authenticity issues, so I am skeptical that it can do better than all the tests already out there, but their efforts were more interesting than I thought they would be.)