Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Where does the time go?

Here we are, a solid 12 days from the last post.  Yes, Lisa and I are back from Paris.  Yes, we had a good time, both together and with our families.  

But honestly, with the events unfolding back in Boston, both at the Boston Marathon finish line and in Cambridge and Watertown later in the week, our heads and hearts were back here in Boston.  Thank goodness for CNN International; we could keep up to date.

On Tuesday, April 16, Lisa and I met at 9:00am outside of the St. Germain des Pres metro stop in Paris.  We left our families behind for a solid day of shopping.  But before we headed out, we stood together and talked about home, the Marathon, and what had happened.  We were both in a state of disbelief, wondering how this could have happened in our hometown (which, after living here for 18 years, I consider it my hometown; Lisa's a native).  And over the course of the day, we checked Facebook and our CNN apps for updates.  Yes, we shopped and covered lots of square miles.  But it was tempered and a little less giddy than it would have been otherwise.

The next few days were spent sightseeing, walking, enjoying the glorious weather and spending time with our families.  During my 'free time', in which I would have blogged and taken photos, I was consumed with watching the news, and writing about fashion and trends seemed more than a little trivial.

We are getting our feet back under us and will come up for air soon.  We are looking forward to sharing our finds and fun.  
Image from time.com.
Until then, give a big hug to Boston. ~ JH

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