The merger of companies occured, and I still have a job. The fate of the Paris office is still not clear, but it looks like we'll be here into the New Year at the very least, and possibly through all of next year. We had come with the mind-set of the 6 month assignment, and have been shifting focus back to the original target of 2 years, since it may happen yet.
So, we have been trying to get deeper into Paris and the Paris lifestyle while we are here. After success with the boots, I am rediscovering my inner clothes horse, and have been gradually acquiring proper French clothes. Last weekend I had success at a cool little boutique in the 10th- a dress, a skirt, and a top.
This stuff passes for Gourmet in the US, not food at the state fair. And wine to drink!
We kept hearing about the window displays at the Galleries Lafayette, one of the tony department stores. The whole store has its own impressive light show going on.
This coming Saturday we begin our Christmas vacation (I'm taking Mon-Wed as vacation days, and the rest of the week and a half are company holidays). We're headed to Barcelona- something completely different.
But this week, before we go, I can even get into the Christmas spirit at work, since the requisite chalets are in La Defense.