German Guests

Yesterday I bought a hyacinth at Trader Joe's. It was a purchase-on-a-whim, but I needed it. I've been feeling a little down lately and I'm looking forward to spring. My grandpa died last Tuesday and the funeral was on Friday. Work has been tough lately. Writing is stalled.

I love (lovelovelove) the smell of hyacinths. They remind me of Easter and warmer days; whenever I encounter one at a bodega or in a store, I have to bend over and smell deeply. They just smell so damn good.

The bright spot of the past few days were our German guests. I lived with Susanne in Clermont-Ferrand for the 2003-04 school year. I taught English and she went to the university and we became great friends. In fact, we have the same exact birthday (to the year!) and she recently met the love of her life. His name? Obviously, Christoph.

A few pix from our touristy weekend, and then the rest here.

1 comment:

Erica said...

Sorry to hear about your grandpa, Jen. Thinking about you and your family.