We're here and loving it. When I come back it's just like, well, coming home. And yet, since I've been away a year and a half, it's also as if I have the eyes of a French tourist. The cars are bigger, as are the parking lots and streets. I am here in rather ritzy West Palm Beach for the moment and it does seem as if the people are more glamorous. And dare I say, friendlier and chattier sometimes.
The first night we stopped by Walgreens to get Juju some cough medicine and I felt like I was in heaven just checking out all the familiar items on the shelves and asking the pharmacist questions in my own language. Ah, yes, this is where I come from. This is me just as much as I have also become the one who chats with her French baker and walks over the cobbled streets in my French town.
I'm so glad Juliette has this time to reconnect with her American family and the other side of her culture. We had taught her to spot American flags on tv or objects back in France and now she's having a field day seeing them right and left here. And enjoying some serious spoiling from my mom, sister and aunt!
So to really concentrate on enjoying myself and soaking it all in, every last bit of it, I think I'll take a cue from Crystal and not post so much while here. I'm trying to limit myself to only two email checks a day, too (gasp!), cause email will always be there, but I'm only in the US every so often.