I attempted to go riding outside of Paris today with a party, only to be reminded of another one of the reasons to miss my dear Auvergne. The countryside around the city only appears to be the country, but I find that it lacks a true sense of tranquility. Perhaps it was merely the company.
After the ride I was able to accompany Comtesse de R- home to visit my puppy. She is simply adorable and I am very eager to take her home, but must wait until she is weaned, which should be in a week or so. It seems a long time until then, but I will be as patient as I can be.
Mme le S-B and I have settled on the servants to be retained and which furniture will be sent back. The process of packing up the household has begun, but I have signed papers to continue posession of Sully until August, at which point I will have decided whether I will be returning for the season or not.
That is too far ahead to consider for the present, and at the moment I am too tired and my eyes hurt me so I will retire for the evening.