Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sister time

What is rare is precious. And family visits are a bit too rare for my taste, but that makes them all the sweeter. Jess arrived last Saturday and we got her at the airport. We whisked her off to walk about in Compi├Ęgne on a gray and nippy morning. Had some nice photo ops, as you can see. It's a lovely town with quite a history (Joan of Arc connection and also the home to Napoleon and his second wife).

In the gardens of the Imperial Palace of Compi├Ęgne.

The cuter than cute historical district.

Since then we've mostly been chilling, and I've still been at my internship in the day (luckily I've been able to finish at 3 and a bit earlier today). Juliette has been enjoying time with her auntie and has been entertaining her with her knowledge of Disney songs and nursery rhymes. We certainly appreciate Jessy taking care of her this week during the school holidays.

She's only here for a week so we're trying to make the most of our time. Unfortunately I am a rather disorganized goober and I had to get my car maintenance check done today but I made the most of it by checking out the cheap-o grocery store nearby. And it was American week so I got some familiar products (albeit made in Germany and with American style packaging). Check it out:

Click to enlarge. Just so you know, apparently American fine cuisine includes: dry pancake mix, microwave popcorn, marshmallows, something they call Hamburger Sauce, and peanut butter. I got the dried cranberries (not bad), Ranch salad dressing and blueberry muffin mix. Sometimes I just wanna feel like I'm at home! At least we've got a taste of it during Jessy's visit.

Until next time, indulge in some good muffins yourself!


Jenenz said...

American week at the local shop? What a concept! I'm glad you and Jessy are having a lovely time together.

Lindle said...

I'm so thrilled you got your "sister time," because as we get older, and if we live far apart, those moments are so very rare, and you have a deep bond to keep.
That American-style food doesn't look like ANYTHING I see here! Was any of it even MADE in America?