3 January to 26 February
3 to 6 January
Today we relaxed at home, knowing work would progressively get busier. Jer also wanted to watch some American football, specifically the NFC wild card game to see who the Cowboys would play the following week.
9 to 12 January
The second week of January was nothing special either. Work, home, dinner, sleep, repeat. The biggest downside was the rain, it needs to stop.
This evening we had our first busy season happy hour to get together and just unwind after a busy week. We went to The Freedom and The Firkin. After a few glasses of wine/beer we headed out to grab dinner at a brassiere, Hortense. It was nothing special.
14 to 15 January
Over the weekend we got back into our normal routine.
On Sunday however, we met our friends Brandon & Amy for brunch at Frog XVI, which is not far from Trocadero. Their brunch is nice because it includes a hot beverage and an alcoholic drink for under 20 Euros. We’ll we put our order in and they forgot about us. So to say sorry, we got a free round of drinks. Not to shabby. After brunch we headed home and later that night Jer watched the Cowboys playoff game, which started at 22:20 local. I did not stay awake till the end. Unfortunately they lost in a crazy game.
16 to 20 January
The third week of January was pretty much identical to the second. Work, home, dinner, sleep, repeat.
22 to 26 January
The last full week of January was pretty normal except I had to travel to Zug, Switzerland for work for one day. This always takes a lot out of me. And the trip in the winter is worse because there is so little day light. Otherwise the week went Work, home, dinner, sleep, repeat yet again.
Tonight we went out with friends for another busy season happy hour, this time at O’Sullivans Pub FDR. Again after a few drinks we headed to a hole in the wall place for dinner, Mexican this time, a place called El Mercado. It was delicious and they had pitchers of margies and they liked us so much they gave us free house tequila shots at the end of dinner. After dinner we decided to have another drink so we went to Les Champs et Les Vignes before calling it a night. Let’s just say, cup stacking should only be for sober people with plastic cups. Not people who just did tequila shots and are now drinking wine from respectable glass wine glasses…
28 to 29 January
This weekend we just relaxed after a very exciting Friday night.
30 January to 2 February
The week was yet again normal. Work, home, dinner, sleep, repeat.
In the evening we met our friends Brandon & Amy at an Italian place by our apartment that we were dying to try called Settebello. It did not disappoint. (This is now our go to Italian place for visitors) After dinner we stopped at Restaurant Aero for one more glass of wine.
6 to 22 February
During this time we were pretty much hermits. I had so much to do that we were not exciting at all. Work, home, dinner, sleep, repeat.
One different thing that we did during this time is we had our first Raclette! It was so yummy.
On the 22nd I finally submitted my reports and then waited for the US to finish up.
I was able to breath again today and met a friend, Amy, for celebratory drinks at Mokus l’Ecureuil.
Step count: 13,849, 10.2 km