Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Paris, je t'aime...

Photo courtesy of shshawna

I've been hitting the gym hard this week and back at pilates, because the time has really come to whip myself into shape again. It's funny, many people worry about "winter weight gain" over the holidays, but I have always been the opposite. I've always been my thinnest through the winter months and tend to gain a little over the summer. It seems that peppermint mochas and Christmas baking are easier for me to have willpower over than appies and drinks on a patio. For some reason, November hits and I'm suddenly motivated. I've always been like that. This year is no exception. I'm assuming that it's as a result of tuckering myself out more than usual during the days that I have been sleeping better at night. I have battled insomnia for as long as I can remember, and this has certainly been a stressful week for me, but exercise really does work wonders to help with both of those things.

With all of this sleep, I have been having the most crazy, intense, vivid dreams. Last night, I was in Paris. Paris is a place that I have never been but have always felt a kinship with, like I did with New York before I ever visited. I'm drawn to it for so many reasons. Funny enough, I have been to France, but Paris was not on the itinerary. Have you ever heard anything more ridiculous? Watching Amélie while feasting on brie last week planted the seed again. I found myself looking up flights to Paris online. Two of my best friends are currently living in France, so I'm certain that there would be no shortage of places to stay or people to show me around should make the voyage. Perhaps a summer trip to Paris is in order. I'm sure Eddie will agree. (Who, by the way will be back in Vancouver for Christmas in exactly 16 days!) Also making an appearance in my dream last night were these beautiful Frye boots. Apparently, I'm pining after them. I better tell Santa.

6 comments:

Alex said...

Can I come to Paris with you? It's on my "must visit" list too! hehe. That photo is cool.

Miss 604 said...

love amelie, love watching it with subtitles off and love the colours and cinematography. i spent a week in paris, and another week driving across the countryside and down to geneva - i (heart) france, i'd love to go back.

Scott said...

What, no Tokyo? :P

J said...

I am totally a kindred spirit with that first paragraph, especially the part about not being able to resist drinks and apps on the patio. In the summer I feel like living it up, but in the winter I watch my body a lot more, as though I am in training for next summer.

Stress and exercise both help me sleep too. When I have specific stressors I sleep fine, but when I have nothing bothering me I start thinking about crazy and far-off depressing things and stay awake.

Keira-Anne said...

I found a clutch and fabulous shoes on my shopping adventure with Becky tonight - so excited to dress up this weekend!

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Scott, Tokyo is totally my number two on my list right now. I've always been drawn to Japan as well!

That's awesome Keira! Getting all dressed up is so much fun! Can't wait to see the photos!