Thursday, March 29, 2012

pink is so not my favorite color


(at least not today anyway)

I'm a moron. And here's why... you know how a few weeks ago I was all icky and what not with la grippe and conjunctivitis? Well, I convinced myself that my beloved mascara would still be ok since I hadn't worn it for a couple of days before the onset of the gooey eye pinkness and of course hadn't worn it during, so naturally it'd be ok. But it's not ok. And now my eyes are once again, not ok. 

moron moron moron

(But give me a break, do you have any idea how far I have to drive to pick up a tube of Yves Saint Laurent mascara? Far. Far is the answer)

So here's the deal, since I'm super duper cranky and totally irritated with myself for being such a moron (I mean really, how dumb am I?!) I'm cheating today and posting something I wrote back in July for my friend Ami over at Fit With Flash. Pretty please forgive me guys (and Aidan, you don't get to say "I told you so", no you don't).   
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I never used to be much of a jogger, but since moving to France, my day doesn't kick off right without a jog out of my village. I started jogging for a couple of reasons; 1) I'm currently a housewife and am blessed with time in the morning. Now instead of jogging in heels to catch the bus, I'm jogging in shoes that aren't conducive to twisting my ankle. And 2) because although 'French Women Don't Get Fat' (according to that book) women who move to France do (well I do anyway). I blame it on the baguettes, and croissants, and the cheese, and the wine... that damn delicious, inexpensive wine. So since I'm not willing to sacrifice my baguette, and my croissant, my cheese, and my delicious, inexpensive wine, I jog. Because really, what would be the point of living in France without all of that French goodness?

Every morning (ok, almost every morning) me and my dog head out and catch the rising sun. It's completely quiet; just me and my dog, Fifty. It's my favorite part of the day.

This is what we see as we bounce along...

Which, I have to admit, makes me love jogging in my little village almost as much as I love all the baguettes, croissants, cheese, and wine.
Almost.

bisou

20 comments:

  1. From now on....listen to Aidan! I will not use the "M" word. You already used it several times and I don't want to beat a dead horse! Hope the rosiness disappears soon. If you drive down here to Aix for the mascara, make sure you call me. Bis

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  2. They've been having all those little warnings on TV about how you should change your mascara and makeup and lipstick with frightening frequency and I was just contemplating today how long some of those tubes of lipstick have been in my drawer that I still use. I wouldn't be surprised if they're over 20 years old. Clearly, I don't use it up very fast but neither have my lips fallen off. Who are we to believe? This (or that) favorite color isn't even made any more.

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  3. :(
    I'm sorry your eyes are all pink and gooey and icky!!
    And... sheesh. I would probably jog on a regular basis if I lived where you do!

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  4. Do you know how badly I want to love jogging. I try, I really try. How do I learn to like it?

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  5. If I lived there, I would jog too. Jogging around NY is just awful. and I don't blame for driving far for mascara. SO worth it!!! :)

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  6. even I would enjoy jogging if i jogged through that. but too bad i enjoy croissants and baguettes, cheese, and wine more ;) your blog looks great!!!

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  7. What a lovely place to be - and JOG! Good for you for getting out there and doing it. It's never as bad as you think, you just have to get going (I need a cup of coffee before heading out to exercise!) Thank you for stopping by today! I'll be your newest follower and look forward to reading about France. We are going to Paris in June - first time, and I'm so excited!

    leslie

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  8. Oh no! Your poor little eyeballs. Sad face. Darling, throw out EVERYTHING and just go on an ordering spree. Could you do online shopping and int'l shipping from Harrods? I am trying to think of a place you could go online and get everything replaced in one order. HUGS

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  9. I am on again off again with the jogging here in France but I do love the food that's for sure! I've gained a few pounds in the past few months but I'm not stressing...yet! And I am sad for your eye, I hope it gets better soon.

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  10. i totally thought you were going to say you were preggo with a little girl... because i just skimmed the title and the first line and came to that conclusion. bummed to find that you actually have pink eye. that shit SUCKS. but good luck, hope your eyes clear up, and that post is JUST as good now as it was last year. : )

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  11. Take care of your eyes! Looks like a great place to jog...if I liked jogging!

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  12. Oh I feel for you with the goopy eyes! I give myself allergic conjunctivitis every spring from the pine pollen! The only thing that works for me is the antibiotic drop. It's fabulous! feel better!

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  13. OH NO!!!! not pink eye - that just sounds horrible :( hope you're back to normal soon!

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  14. Put your heels back on! Don't be a Sissy!
    m.

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  15. HATE conjunctivitis!! It's so uncomfortable and replacing eye make up gets costly. Do they deliver to your little town? Is there a Sephora over there? I would keep the Sephora boxes coming. xo

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  16. Those pictures are gorgeous! If I was a jogger I would love to start the day like this, I am sure!

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  17. What a perfect place to jog and I hate jogging but I think I could just be persuaded to jog there!!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  18. oh gosh, a little job through such a lovely village sounds heavenly!!! i might actually start enjoying exercise if i had this to look forward to ;)
    xo TJ

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