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Forty-Five Is When I Love Myself


Today I turn forty-five, and I am beautiful. I put on my black dress pants with that forgiving 6% lycra blend, my black boots, and my green silk scarf. I spritz on perfume from an old (but still heavenly-scented) bottle of Clinique Happy, since

Posted in Family, The Lady



I know, I know. You actually think I’m going to write something gloomy and depressing, don’t you? But no! I’m in the best of spirits, I assure you. I just liked the photo prompt from Alison at Writing, Wishing and

Posted in Family, The House

The Viscount – Chapter Fifteen

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER FIFTEEN The scene repeated itself. There stood the Mediterranean-looking man, who went by the name of Etienne, standing by the stone wall that overlooked the Seine. But this time it was a different wall,

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Mint Chocolate Pudding

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We have these little dessert pots of mint-chocolate mousse that are sold by La Laitérie here in France, and while this is a pudding and not a mousse (the white chocolate mousse recipes don’t have egg whites) I did imitate

Posted in Desserts, Food

Hard Pressed, but not Crushed

We will never forget you, Hunter.

If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you know it’s been a challenging couple of weeks. It actually started in August with some divine discipline, and continued into September/October with acute depression – in part because this is the time

Posted in Faith, God's Love, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The Viscount – Chapter Fourteen

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THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER FOURTEEN The ambulance screeched to a halt in front of CHI Poissy hospital. The driver leapt down and opened the back door, while the attendant inside unsecured the gurney and pushed the end forward so

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Fondation Louis Vuitton

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The Louis Vuitton Foundation opened on October 27. It’s located in the Bois de Boulogne next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation. I’ve told you a bit about this park before in this post, but it’s basically like a miniature (totally French)

Posted in France, Tourism

The Viscount – Chapter Thirteen

And here is where you actually enter - from the back.

THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER THIRTEEN  “Well Gaston, it’s been nice to be here,” Paltier said with a contented sigh as he lifted his feet and placed them on the stool, set comfortably in front of the fire. He sipped his

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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