Yesterday was taken up with organizing the small support details that will help me be at home here in Paris for the next few weeks. I found the boulangerie that I will be using (thanks to a great list provided by Gisela). I took the absurdly American step of finding a yoga studio, at the firm advising of my chiropractor back home. They also offer prenatal massage, so I’ll be going to a class today and then hopefully booking a massage for sometime soon. I also got my carte Navigo, which is the rechargeable Metro pass. It takes a little more effort than getting regular tickets, but means I can take unlimited Metros and buses and not have to deal with itty paper tickets all the time.
I set the yoga studio as my walking destination yesterday and then picked my way there via the cathédrales St. Sulpice and St. Severin. St. Severin was always a favorite. I hopped across the river to the exterior of Notre Dame de Paris, but was shocked to see a huge line snaking out of the cathedral. I’ll have to figure out if that is common these days and go back at a time, I hope, when the line is shorter. In the meantime, the view of the Seine from the petit pont was unsettled and settling, at the same time.
I had picked up a nasty chest cold while traveling, and have been eschewing attempts to make the time change, instead sleeping when I’m tired to make sure I support myself getting well from this cold. I’m not wholly better, but I think it’s important to take it easy right now. I’m looking forward to a day not far away when I can start my morning with a jog in the Jardin de Luxembourg.