Monday, August 1, 2011

A romantic little apartment in Paris

Remember my friend, Reba?
Here is a glimpse into her world.

 Isn't it lovely and romantic?
I'm dreaming.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wine Coolers

The French are so thoughtful.
Inside my hotel room, they provided a cooler to store my wine.
But I didn't have wine to store.

So there was plenty of room for cheese and fig jam.

I've been craving my hotel room French breakfast.

Where can I get bread this densely packed with raisins in the US?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Grocery bills

Olivia's "Grocery list 4 things we never get"

And mani+pedi is part of the grocery budget.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wise self

I was asking myself just this morning,
"Self, what if I never declutter my basement?
And what if I always have little messes?
Will I have lived an unhappy life?"

Self replied,
"Only if you make yourself unhappy about it."

Now, to live the wisdom that I know.

Monday, May 30, 2011

In Memory

Thanks for serving, Dad.

And thanks to Doug and John and Greg and Mhop and Dave and Mace
and now JD, too.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Silly song

We sang this song in church today called "Scatter Sunshine".  
I always thought it was a little campy.

One of the premises of the hymn is that if we meet the 
"world's repining" with a smile,
we can gain courage.

I was once asked if my frequent smile was masking pain.
I don't know.
Is that masking--or is it eliminating?

A second premise is that our smile will help others with their pain
(that's the "scattering sunshine" part).
 Can a smile really make a difference to someone else?
Just a smile?

I was pondering the words,
deciding if I was too highbrow to believe them,
when I noticed the little boy in front of me.
He cocked his head and gave me a little crooked grin.

hmmm...I do believe I got scattered.

And so today, the song I always thought was silly, became very wise.

Friday, May 13, 2011

What I Wore

The day started with these:

and ended with these:

Not exactly European,
but at least not European Comfort Club.

I really wanted to wear these:
Alas, they are destined to go down in history as another
"camel hair coat syndrome."*

Unless Doug calls Maria at La Pantoufle de Vair
size 40
In case he's wondering...

*The camel hair wrap coat we didn't purchase in Jackson Hole 24 years ago has plagued us as the great loss of the 80's.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I need some help

In my quest for these:
I found these:
But they kinda belong in the European Comfort Club...

Help me find some comfortable shoes
that don't look like practical shoes.
Is it possible?
Am I asking too much?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011


Rose left for Prague today.
Just a quick weekend trip.

Isn't Prague lucky?