This year, my husband and I decided to work on one of those I've always wanted to's and learn French. (We are using Duolingo, which you should check out if you want to learn a language or keep practicing one you've learned.) I am also currently reading two books connected to France --French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew, a series of essays about food festivals in France and The Teahouse Fire, about a little French-American girl who travels to Japan in the 1860s (I like all the cultures at once). Perhaps I am wistful. It's been thirteen years since I first traveled to Paris, a trip I hold dear as a life-altering experience. No money in the coffers for another international jaunt, but I could certainly swing one of these French-themed items from Etsy.