On a different note.
If you recall from yesterday's pictures, when we got coffee at Brioche Doree, Brandon has his head down on the table. I think that possibly, the modern plague is attacking. Ludo had it, Claire had it, I had it, and now... Brandon has it.
Let me tell you, this thing sucks. Described again, you have a super high fever, chills, really tired, and congestion. It starts in your eye and then travels around. It's like a 2-day flu/cold combo.
So Brandon had that yesterday. I woke up because Claire was talking to Brandon because he hadn't slept. Turns out, he was like death warmed over. And if Brandon is complaining about being sick or is not functional, he must really be sick!
Then, to add to that, I had made the mistake of letting Claire borrow my kindle which has the Hunger Games Trilogy on it. That plus her foot is hurting... and my foot hurting a bit too, and the very odd temperature drop that settled on Lyon yesterday, it was in the fourties, we stayed inside... all day. I was going a bit nuts... but here's what we did. To be honest it was the longest day ever!
I woke up at 7am which I think added to the longness of day. But I guess having a long Easter is better than a short one. It's a happy day. My morning continued in the best way.. eating Golden Grahams... need cereal.
I did some stuff and around 11am, Brandon rose from the dead as well did Claire. It was beautiful outside, but deceptively so because it was so cold. Still I went outside for a while with a blanket and read and listened to Nathaniel's sermon. It made me want to have a disco party on the porch... would have warmed me up.
After a while, Claire was doing laundry and wanted my stuff. Not wanting to miss that chance, I went back inside. Her washer takes two hours per half load so conviniently, we were home all day.
Reading, lots of reading, wandering, talking, and oh wait... we are eating this whole time.
Then we has lunch. I had a ham and cheese sandwich. Claire had something similar and these Greek mushrooms that made me a bit nervous.
Reading, talking, wandering, laundry, eating.
Yesterday, at Auchan, we bought stuff for nice Easter dinner, so I pulled out the meat to marinate it. It was a pork roast and I rubbed it with Herbs de Provence.
Looks good... but raw.
Where's Brandon! Brandon is in the kitchen. (In France, they have a standardized English curriculum, and one of the lessons is "Where's Bryan? Bryan is in the kitchen." However, Brandon is hard to say in French, and when they do say it, it sounds like Bryan, and then they bring up this joke.)
As you can tell, Brandon is sick. And where is Claire in all of this? Reading the Hunger Games.
Okay! So, around five o'clock Claire decided that she wanted to make Funfetti cupcakes. I had brought her two boxes from America. However, she only had one egg and the recipe calls for three. A chance to emerge! There is a Turkish convenience store outside of her building, so we decided to go out and see if they were open.
Reading, bored, reading......
Finally, around 8, we decided we should start dinner. Claire reached chapter 23 of 27 chapters.
Claire has one burner by the way.
Claire cooking! So happy!
After dinner, we did the dished, read some more. Claire finished her book. I read about thirty pages the entire day... however my character did grow from at 10 to 17, so that should be something. I think I may finally be getting into it.
Then I fell asleep!