Au Revoir and Oh La La. I’ll Be Back, Fresh and Renewed!

 The bags are packed! Well, at least one bag is finally packed! (With the exception of my small carry on—last minute stuff to pack). Fake Tan. Check. Fake hair. Check. (I have my priorities!)

I will not open this suitcase

 Trust me, this bag has been opened and closed more times than Michelle Duggar’s legs! The packing is done!

The hair is cut and colored and blown out.

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Adam did a great job on the hair! It’s even withstanding the stinkin’ humidity!

Got a mani and pedi!

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I wanted to bring these Dr. Scholl’s with me but they aren’t broken in yet. I started to blister–but the toes look nice and polished!

We will be bringing Chippy to the dog sitter this evening.

Chippy giving me the look

I’m wishing we could take our little buddy!

Our plans for France?

Vintage air france ad

Funny. But I’ve NEVER had a meal like THIS on any flight! Then again, he traveled first class!  My only hope is Air France doesn’t strike any time soon!

 Honestly—there are no plans. Bonaparte has to tend to some family business in Paris and we’re just taking things easy!

Hopefully, after about a dozen attempts, I will finally visit Giverny. I’m not expecting anything though!


I’m not making any wagers on visiting Giverny. After all, it’s become a tradition to see what pops up from preventing my visit to this lovely place!

I’ll let Paris be my guide—just hanging out and chillin’. But I’ll have lots to write about when we return home!

Paris Place Dauphine view from right side of streed to Pont Neuf

I can always be found here at Place Dauphine. People watching is great in this little square. Enjoy a meal; watch the locals play Boule; read a book–it’s always fun!

close up of city pharma

Most love the Louvre. I get excited about the beauty products found at an inexpensive price at City Pharma on Rue du Four!  I LOVE this attraction store!

Sophie sacs

Another famous Paris attraction discount shop is Sophie Sacs. I always pick up great bags. And the collection of Nat & Nin bags is epic.


I’ll be sure to stop by the new flagship Nat & Nin boutique too!


Daily exercise is all about walking from the apartment to the Marche St. Germain where I can get my favorite cheese and tend to groceries!

Paris Outdoor Marche Poule

Or I can get some great poultry at any one of the outdoor markets…or even…

Paris Outdoor Marche Poisson

beautiful fresh fish. I’m hungry already!

I’ll let the symphonic sounds of cicadas, frogs and the sea lull me to sleep in the South of France.

Theoule. Another Terrace View

We enjoy great dinners on the terrace of the apartment in Theoule. It is my version of paradise!

Estagnol Tree in Water 2010

We’ll take a drive to Estagnol and enjoy this little beach….

Cote d' Azur Flip Flops at Frejus beach

My flip-flops will even enjoy some fun in the sun!

Cote d' Azur. Cannes Docked Boat

We’ll also enjoy lazy strolls along the dock at Cannes! I’m telling you. This is a “do nothing” vacation!

It’ll be nice to just sit back, reflect on the first half of the year and just wash all the negativity away. The first half of this year may have been harrowing being jobless and all. But–from the bad comes the good. The good, or rather great thing, was that I was able to start this little blog and try to enjoy a laugh or two at my own imperfections!

It’s even nicer to know I’ve been able to make people laugh through my misadventures! But the nicest thing is knowing that there is a group of people who enjoy my writings and I’ve come to know as my friends! Thank you so much for reading an enjoying this blog. You have NO idea how happy you make me!

We are a little community and growing here in the world of Atypical60!

I’ll be back, and will be chock full of fun adventures! I don’t have a laptop so I can’t blog while I’m away and ATT is charging a fortune for internet access. Figures!

So, looks like everyone will be on vacation from me for a few weeks!

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Dayum!! I shudder at the thought of so many people being so happy that they are a vacation from me!  Nya ha ha. Like Arnold–I’ll be back!

Don’t forget about me! Hey, remember that song? Well, here it is!

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX See you in a few weeks

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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14 Responses to Au Revoir and Oh La La. I’ll Be Back, Fresh and Renewed!

  1. Julie says:

    Have a good holiday.

  2. Catherine says:

    Thank you! I definitely will—the humidity won’t be as bad as here! XOXOXO!

  3. Lori says:

    Have a wonderful trip, and we look forward to hearing all about it…you will be missed!

  4. Catherine says:

    Thanks Lori! I’m glad you will be looking forward to hearing about it! XOXOXOXO!!!!

  5. Jeannie says:

    Have a nice trip!

  6. Catherine says:

    Thanks JeannieXOXOXOXOXO!

  7. gk says:

    Safe journeys! Have a wonderful time!

  8. Leslie Preston says:

    You already said you’d be taking lots of notes. Good! I’m trapped in Utah. I’ll be an armchair traveler through your reporting/writing when you get back. Have a great time! We’ll be here when you get back!

  9. nathalie says:

    welcome in France ,Catherine !! vous allez nous manquer ! bonnes vacances!!

  10. Catherine says:

    Merci Nathalie! XOXOXOXO!

  11. Jean says:

    Know you’ll have a great trip. Happy for you. Look forward to your return.

  12. angela ambrose says:

    Cathy have A wonderful Trip! And please keep the blogs coming I love them and you! Safe travels! Hope we can meet in the city soon. I just told Debbie yesterday I really need a day in the city with her…xoxoxoxox Love Angie

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