Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And In Summer Summation...

{oh happy days}
With the Autumnal Equinox occurring today, I will now take a moment to officially bid adieu to summer... 

Au revoir Summer.

À bientôt Rosé. 

I'll miss you both. Come back soon. 
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And with that, I will now offer you some of my favorite family gems from our holiday time together.

Enjoy.

"Big dogs suck all the oxygen out of a house"
Um OK Auntie, I guess that has some logic to it.


"Why won't you give me your password for Facebook? You're trying to hide something. What are you trying to hide?"
The Husband never told me that French Nana works for the secret police. (For the record, we have know idea why she wants his password so badly).

"And they say the Irish drink a lot." 
Observation by Auntie while watching Mr Honey have a little of this, and a little of that (a lot of this, and a lot of that). 
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And then there was my mother. Specifically my mother bonding with Fifty...

My mother is not an animal fan, she only really likes horses and I'm pretty sure that's because they don't come inside (except when I was two and I walked my Shetland pony inside through the garage. He was cold).

She would say things to Fifty like, "I don't dislike you. You're a very nice dog, but I don't need to touch you, and you don't need to touch me." 
And then Fifty would look at her, wagging his tale, and give her leg a big old lick (he's a licker).

And all that tail wagging and licking must have melted her heart because soon she was cooking up chicken scraps for his dinner....
(and getting all fancy with it)

"Do you have a bouillon cube?" she asked.

"For what?"

 "For Fifty's chicken"

"No. He's OK. "

"Well I don't know. Maybe he likes a little flavor". 

And as I was serving it to him...

"Wait, I haven't put any salt and pepper on that yet".

I knew she'd love him.
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Bonjour Fall!

Coucou Red!

I've missed you so!

(the red wine, not so much the Fall)

bisou








23 comments:

  1. "Suck all the oxygen". Too funny. In my head I picture Fifty sucking a helium balloon and doing poodle "woofs".

    Guess you gotta be in my head... it's quite funny.

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  2. Facebook has been causing a lot of drama lately. Don't give up the password.

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  3. My mother-in-law has fallen in love with our dog and makes similar meals for Duffy. The rice, chicken and gravy is for the dog when we're at her house :)

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  4. Dear Sara,
    you are so funny! I have many bottles of rosé in my home that we have purchased in Provance last week, so I can say "À bientôt Rosé" I can drink more :)
    Bisou, Babi

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  5. Your picture is hilarious : i understand you so much , le rosé is the best friend of summer ...
    The comment about your mother make me laugh out loud : is she a little " crazy" as you are ?

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  6. ahh, Fall is my favorite time of the year!! I really can't wait until I get to light up my fireplace!! Great summer recap!

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  7. Fifty is so adorable I would let him lick my leg. I'll get the tire-bouchon and the rouge -- you get the glasses!!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  8. Lovely picture! And I feel exactly the same as you - sad to say goodbye to Rose but looking forward to a lovely re-acquaintance with red wine!

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  9. Haha, I still have a bottle of "Rosé" in my fridge I bought in Biarritz. Guess I need to drink it...today? It´s sunny and warm outside! lol
    I already started drinking red wine -Merlot- last weekend because it was so cold in Germany.
    Your mother makes me laugh out loud- she reminds me of mine!
    XX

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  10. I absolutely love your blog, I must follow. I lived in Paris back in my 20's. I met a french man but it didn't work out so I am back in the states! I did end of teaching french for 6 years before I had my son.

    Love your blog

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  11. That is very funny about your mother and Fifty.
    Having owned a boxer as well I can fully understand other people's initial apprehension before they are totally won over.

    LCM x

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  12. Awww that's so sweet about your mom and Fifty!

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  13. Haha - my Aunt had the exact same convo with my dog...but she never did end up cooking her perfectly spiced chicken...
    Check out your pipes in that pic - nice guns, Lady! If lifting wine gives you arms like that, then pass me the Rose!

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  14. Love the relationship between Fifty and your mom. Canine licks will melt your heart every time.
    Really enjoyed this read. Thank you!

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  15. adorable picture. au revoir, summer! i am ready for cooler weather. it is still in the upper 80s here. can't stand it. time for sweaters, jeans and ballet flats. my Goldens are lickers. adieu, sara louise!

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  16. Does Autumn mean no more pastis parties either? That would be sad.

    Your mom is a good doggy grandma. Bouillon cubes in Fifty's dinner?....my dogs (who only eat kibble) are jealous.

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  17. Hello and welcome Autumn - I love you, I love your sunny days, your falling leaves...

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  18. Boo hoo...I don't want to be cold.
    But I do love rouge.
    Every cloud has a silver lining.
    a

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  21. Such sweet stories! I love the one about Fifty (of course!) and your mother. I mean come on how could you not love that guy??

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  22. i am SO jealous over your mom's recently discovered love for poochies. my mom is only halfway there and i have a feeling that's as far as she's going.

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