On Tuesday we took Cheryl to the airport in Toulouse. It was almost as if the weather had decided to not let her feel too bad about leaving, because it was cold and rainy. In fact, later that same day, there were massive hail storms all across the region (although we in the Possum Kingdom were spared).
Traffic once we were on the ring road around Toulouse was awful. It surprised us, because the previous week when we went to Lourdes it hadn’t been that bad. We later discovered that there were demonstrations all over the place, but I must admit that I don’t really know what they were protesting. It’s always something in the month of May though.
I guess we had to pay for having had all that fun while Cheryl was here though. Our last visit on Monday was to Carcassonne, where the winds were insane! We had all dressed for warmth and sun and were pretty cold. You would think we would no better than to go out without taking a sweater along, but I guess some things we never learn.
At any rate, all the changes from hot to cold to hot again, along with the rain and more contact with large groups of people has taken a toll and JM picked up some kind of bug. No, it is NOT swine flu, but he’s coughing and sniffling. I have a bit of a sore throat myself and don’t know if I’ll be able to fight it off or not, although I hope so.
The most unusual bit of health weirdness came out yesterday. One day last week I got a terrible pain in my foot while out walking. It didn’t improve, so yesterday I went to the podiatrist. It turns out I had a piece of DOG HAIR embedded in my foot! A little present from Shmoo Alexander. Apparently this happens to hairdressers all the time with people hair. You learn something new everyday.
Ciao for now.