I think she said something to that effect (well, more like, “Welcome to my life,” actually) just after Ella snapped this picture while we finished up lunch in the café at the Georges Pompidou Museum in Paris today. What she meant by that statement, I’m not sure, but I think it had something to do with my expression as she leaned in to give me a kiss. Or it could have been more related to the fact that she is in Paris with her terrific husband and delightful children. Then again, it might have something to do with the fact that she was having an absolute blast inside the Pompidou. I mean, if you really know Melinda you know how much she appreciates art and design. And this museum captures both of those things like few other museums in the world. We were there for over four hours! She told me her favorite exhibit was that devoted to the work of Nancy Spero. But I know she also liked getting to see works of Picasso like this one, and that of Calder. Then after leaving, we had a drink in a café at the foot of the museum and Melinda took the girls shopping. She even came back to the apartment with a new coat. No, it wasn’t a bad thing to be Melinda today.