Friday, June 22, 2012

like sands through the hourglass


++ This is how Papa's father's day present was wrapped (Rio Bravo and The Dirty Dozen DVDs if you'd like to know). Try not to be jealous of my superior artistic talents, I'm like Basquiat, Harding, and Warhol all rolled into one.

++ Every morning around 4:00, there is a cat outside my bedroom window that judging by the noises it makes, is either dying or in heat. 4am EVERY MORNING.

++ And besides the cat dying/ in heat, there also seems to be some sort of cat gang war being waged on my terrace. I don't know what they're fighting about but they sure seem angry. As you can only imagine, a cat gang war being waged on his terrace is driving Fifty a little batty, so in turn, I'm going a little batty #timetobreakouttheBBgun

++ Last Saturday evening, two of Papa's dogs got out and did a runner, Leo, the Jack Russell, and Rita, the Border Terrier. Leo came back, Rita didn't, and she still hasn't. Papa's Wife thinks that with the heat and Rita's chubby little body, she went off and had a heart attack somewhere. Papa and The Husband have gone out looking for her with no luck. Rita was a seasoned hunter, she knows the village and she knows where she lives, If she hasn't come back, then it doesn't look like she's coming back. I hate to think of her dying alone so I'm going to pretend that she ran away and joined the circus instead.

++ The village fête is this weekend! I saw the bumper cars being set up when I went to the boulangerie yesterday. I was so happy, I did a little skip, and then was totally embarrassed because all the people sitting outside the bar having their coffee saw me, but then I didn't care. (I want to get a bell, and run around the village ringing it while I shout, "THE BUMPER CARS ARE HERE, THE BUMPER CARS ARE HERE"... that's normal, isn't it?)

++ Pretty Little Liars... let's discuss... does nobody care that Ariana is like 17 and Mr. Fitz is like 27? And what about the young doctor and Spencer in the first season? HELLO! I'm pretty sure this is illegal (although it does remind me of a certain relationship in my family that I won't mention...)

++ Brother-in-Law and Child Bride went to Corsica last week and sent us a postcard which was super nice (I heart postcards) but they spelled The Husband's name wrong. Did they just meet???

++ Aidan & Co. are coming tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited. Besides seeing Aidan who I haven't seen for two months, I'm happy for Fifty to see Clementine. He's been having a hard time adjusting to the new village, and the dogs here have been having a hard time adjusting to him (he was attacked twice last Saturday!) and I can tell he's depressed. I think he misses his friends back in the old LPV so I'm excited that he's going to get some playtime in with lil' Miss Clementine, even if she is a kleptomaniac.

++ The reason Aidan & Co are coming is because of this... The Husband turns thirty tomorrow... T H I R T Y #itsaboutdamntime #youcanallstopthecougarjokesnow

bisou

26 comments:

  1. Salut Sara, I stumbled across your blog having recently moved to France myself. After reading and enjoying a couple of posts I jumped in the time machine back to when you arrived in LPV and am now bang up to date. I lol reading your tales of adjusting to French life as I get a strange sense of deja vu!

    p.s. I'm sure the Husband and my Boyfriend are like two peas in a pod with the antics they get up to, must be a French man thing! Amanda x

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  2. Poor Rita. And poor Fifty. Our Finney Is going through a similar crisis coming from Ireland to France Profonde. A very happy birthday to The Husband for tomorrow, and have fun with Aidan and Co!

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  3. Hi Sarah! Just had the visit of some of the French rellies - they loved Istanbul - trouble was, I obviously am a dud at languages as I didnt know whether I was speaking Turkish or French! It all came out in a mad gabbled torrent!! Just read yr post and enjoyed it as usual :)

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  4. Hi Sarah ! what an adventure with cats and dogs !! Happy bithday to THE HUSBAND ( tell him to not worry... mine turned Fifty this year and THAT is Hard to survive to !!!)
    Perhaps you didn't get my first message so I try again : would you mind to put my Provencal Lovers Club blog link on your blogs'friend list ?
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    Have a nice Provencal day !! Claire from Brignoles (East Provence)

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  5. Sounds like you are very busy with one thing and another. Wish the husband Happy Birthday please :) Diane

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  6. Oh, mention it. Mention it! I'm just so nosy... :-D

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    1. Pay attention to the beginning of the next point and you'll have your answer... I'm about as subtle as an elephant ;)

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  7. Happy Birthday to your hubby! I would be all excited about the bumper cars too. The only thing we get here during the "Fete" is a parade and tons of people selling cheese out of questionable food carts.

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  8. I think it's time to get rid of some cats. And myabe Fifty needs a {permanent} sidekick friend?? Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the husband! He's the same age as mine. I think you should celebrate with an extra ride on the bumper cars. ;)

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  9. Poor Rita! I am keeping my fingers crossed that she is fine!

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  10. I would assume that Child Bride misspelled hubbys name, not the brother... RIGHT? I would hope so.

    And it probably is a cat in heat. Just dump a bucket of water on it and maybe it will be too afraid to go back.

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  11. ...these are the days of our lives...! Cats, Dogs, WINE, Robbing the cradle, Happy Birthdays, WINE, Fêtes, Texan Friends, WINE, Bumper Cars, Papa's Day, and more WINE! I bet that could make a good Rap tune. Enjoy it all!!

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  12. So much going on in this post. I want to believe that Rita found a safe home and is well taken care of.
    Give the Husband a big kiss from me. But don't tell him it's from me until you're done.
    m.

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  13. Happy birthday to your husband! So many exciting things going on! Cat gang wars and a birthday?! Also, I love that package. The dog is perfect!

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  14. Oh, I can't wait to hear about the birthday festivities. So happy Fifty will have some doggie-social time too! Hugs from the Rocky Mountain Front Range...

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  15. Happy birthday to The Husband, hope y'all have an amazing weekend!

    PS. I am so relieved to hear that I am not the only one our age who watches PLL... ;)

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  16. Happy Birthday to the Husband! Hope you all have a great day!! Also hope Rita came back!!

    Sharon
    xxxx

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  17. Thank you for bringing up Pretty Little Liars...like WHAT is happening on that show? Are we now encouraging teenage girls to date the creepy older men who go after them? Apparently, yes. ha - I'm just glad I'm not the only one confused/disturbed by it.

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  18. I know exactly which cat noise you're talking about- it's freaky!!! I definitely need to get my BB gun... haha

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  19. A cat in heat at 4am sounds like a viable reason to go crazy. Just sayin... lol

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  20. Thank goodness I'm not the only one who spells names incorrectly on birthday cards! I blame my momma who never told me to double check the spelling of names (first or last) and consequently spelled my uncle's name wrong for years on all sorts of cards.

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  21. so sorry to hear about rita - maybe she was taken in by someday and is now enjoying the life of riley (do they 'chip' dogs in france? maybe she can ultimately be found and returned...)

    the cat at 4 a.m. would drive me nuts. i think a ride on the bumper cars is definitely in order to take out all that anger :))

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  22. I can't believe I didn't comment on this post. Happy Birthday to the Husband (late of course)! Hope you had an awesome weekend with each other!!!

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  23. Aaaah! You married a young un too? Yay to you!

    Happy birthday to the husband.

    I'm so sorry about Papa's dog. :(

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