Friday, June 11, 2010

Grateful for 1 Year in Paris, Friends and Family.

"Florence, will you call me please in one hour." his recorded voice message on my cell phone insisted.
This afternoon, after my French class, instead of calling him, I went to lunch and shopping. "alone". I need time to think about life here in Paris.

This evening my cell phone rang:
"Hello?" I say.
"What happened? Avez-vous re├žu mon message aujourd'hui and yesterday?" he asked.
"Yes, Oui, I did receive your message today and yesterday, but I was busy." I replied.

He will not let our 'relationship' fade. He knows how much I enjoy the, fancy dinner parties, interesting people and places. When he told me about the soiree I was missing tonight, on my "1-year Paris Anniversary", I screamed.
"Why do you do this? I don't understand you. It is too late now for you to arrive." he explained. on his way to another one of his many fancy dinner parties, this time at the Hotel Crillon. Without me.
"I shall call you again after the dinner, at 10:30", he said after our brief conversation.
"Okay." I agreed, knowing that I will most likely be asleep.

The soiree I was missing in the City of Light...

Hotel de Crillon
10 Place de la Concorde
F-75008 Paris

Designated as a unique historical monument, the Hotel de Crillon is an elegant 18th century luxury hotel situated on the world famous Place de La Concorde in the heart of Paris.
Friday 11 June; 19:30 – 23:00. Cost for delegate accompanying persons: € 100,00 per person.


"Ughhh..." I said out loud when I hung up the phone.

Tonight, although I am missing a wonderful dinner in the City of Light tonight, at a place I've been wanting to experience. I am grateful for the invitation.

Although I am also missing my niece's High School Graduation today in Las Vegas, (the other City of Lights) I am grateful for my wonderful family in Las Vegas.

It's important to be grateful for all the things in our lives, no matter what it appears to others. What are you grateful for?...feel free to share a comment.

1 comment:

  1. I am reading this and eating a croissant and am grateful for your blog that has inspired me to keep my dream alive of moving back to Europe.