Thursday, July 24

pretzels and packing...

So yesterday Mailys and I made homemade pretzels, something I've always wanted to try. They don't have pretzels the way we think of them in France, and she wanted to know how to make them so she could make them and have them in France. When we were at the mall a week or two ago, she had a cinnamon sugar one and fell in love. Anywhere we go she asks 'do they have pretzels?'. Its funny... :) We kept half of them plain and cinnamon sugared the other half... they were good :) best, right out of the oven. here's a picture of them after we had our 'tasting' :)

Today, however, my day was filled with packing, packing, and more packing! :) What fun! It wasn't THAT bad, i guess... My biggest annoyance is with my toiletries, and all the weird liquid restrictions. I have this fear that the security people won't like me and will rip up all my stuff and just be mean. It's starting to hit in that I'm going alone (well, I do have Mailou :) but, I have to be alert and stuff all the time, with my money and just everything. I'm hitting the anxiety stage :) I also fear that I'll forget something really important. I had a bad dream a while ago where the French customs dude wouldn't let me into france, it was awful. We'll only have an afternoon in Paris, and I'm really trying to keep my expectations/wants down on that part. I've got it down to a few things I MUST see/do: see the Eiffel Tower, see the Louvre, see the Seine, see the Arc de Triomphe and go down the Champs-Elysees. As my mom said: this skimpyness in Paris just gives you all the more reason to go back to just Paris. This trip isn't about Paris, it's about the immersion and whatever in the culture and language, I can be a tourist someother time. I just pray that God will keep me safe and sane. :) Here's a beautiful picture of my packing... I forgot to take one when my clothes were literally strewn all over my room... :)


P.S. I wish people would comment!!!! :)

4 comments:

emily said...

Well look at you with your adorable blog! I will have to check you out as you travel! Thanks for the link!

Elena said...

Hey! I thought you were spending more time in Paris than one afternoon. What happened? I hope you have a great time. And remember, for packing you can pack larger liquid toiletries in your suitcase but not in your carry on. So don´t freak out. haha. Is it hard to sleep in your room with all that packing mess?! I love you and I'll be praying for you on your trip! Elena
P.S. I sure hope we make some pretzals like that together sometime. They look delicious!

Anonymous said...

hope you have a great trip to france! (when do you leave?)

- brandon (reid)

. said...

elena- yeah, we were supposed to spend like 2 or 3 days, but then when she gave me the train tickets, it was for Monday, not Wednesday like we had planned... :/ I was annoyed. I'm not sure what happened, but there's nothing I can do about it now...
:) yeah, idk, i do fine with packing and then there comes a point where i randomly freak out. and we should def make pretzels sometime :)
brandon- thanks, I leave saturday afternoon :)