Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I had some dreams there were clouds in my coffee


The title of this post has absolutely nothing to do with anything. I've had Carly Simon stuck in my head for days, I'm hoping this might exorcise her.

++ As I packed up our hotel room on the Sunday morning in Avignon, The Husband was watching X-Men First Class and refusing to get up and get moving. He turned to me and said, "This movie looks good, I'd like to see how it turns out", so I said, "well that's good since you saw how it turns out when we bought the DVD and watched it a couple of months ago."

++ The Circus Gods clearly hate me. The circus came to The LPV and for the second year in a row, I've missed it. I didn't get to see the two llamas, two horses, and a goat, this time due to Papa's Wife's mother's 90th birthday party. I'd be mad, but it would be kind of silly to start a feud with a 90 year old. 

++ Want to know what I did on the 4th of July? I made pompoms, a whole bunch of Martha Stewart pompoms while watching Friday Night Lights (the movie not the series). The pompoms were for that party I had to go to when I should have been at the circus. 

++ I did one other thing on the 4th... I watched a fireworks display on my laptop but to make it more authentic like, I lay on my back and held the laptop over my face. I would love to say that it was just like I was there, but I'd be lying. 

++ Last Thursday after a stressful day dealing with some residual stuff from the little family emergency we had, I unwound by sipping Bordeaux and watching Wall-E with Papa. I truly believe a little wine and Pixar can go a long way. Plus, Papa had never seen Wall-E so that was a bonus.

++ Here's a fun fact about me;  I have four mothers (my mom, The Husband's mom, Papa's Wife, and my father's wife) but since my dear Dad passed away last year, I'm down to only one father and that's Papa. So I'll take wine and Pixar with him any chance I get.

++ Remember Brazil Day last year? Well check out this insanity... Brother-in-Law and Honey Jr. actually got another village to PAY THEM to host a Brazil Day there. You never know, you may have a Brazil Day coming to a village near you soon.

++ Want to know something that Texas and Provence have in common (besides the hunting and shooting and stuff)? Scorpions. I found two on my staircase last Friday. Not cool Provence, not cool.

bisou

28 comments:

  1. I got up, had breakfast and I've read your new lines... Those are definitely the news I enjoy to read in the morning! I was on a cloud having my coffee... Merci Sara!

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  2. It makes my mornings being able to sit and read your posts!

    xxx

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  3. Dude. Scorpions are so not ok! Especially not on your staircase!
    For some reason I had it in my head that scorpions and other undesirables didn't live in Provence. I think of it as the fairyland that has sunshine and wine and lavender. Damn. But, I'll be honest, it does make me a little homesick to think of Texas scorpions...

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  4. We get those little scorpions too, I hate em.
    The number of times I've sent my husband to choose a DVD (this is in the olden days when we used to actually go to a DVD shop) and he comes back with one we've already seen .... this is why I am in charge of entertainment.
    I love Wall-E and always cry (over robots who can't feel anything). Ridiculous.
    Who needs a circus when you have Brasil Day? Our circus must be more expensive than yours, as we got a camel with our llama, horse, goat, dog and kitten. Camels are a big deal you know.

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  5. Love that photo of the rainbow it is stunning. Diane

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  6. You're killing me here with your little bits of wisdom. It is wisdom you're spewing, right?
    Anyway, I'm glad that laptop didn't fall on your face. That wouldn't have been pretty! And no, don't argue with a 90 year old. They'll most likely get the last word!
    m.

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  7. Nice Post, Sara. Love the rainbow photo - and did you get the song out of your head?

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  8. When I was a child they used to tell us that squirrels have short memories- they bury acorns for winter, forget where they put them and that's how new oak trees grow.

    And that's exactly how my husband is. He can not find a shirt hanging in his closet or remember what did with the pair of scissors he just had and he certainly can not remember if we have a movie on DVD :)

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  9. Scorpions? Ok, maybe I'll stay here in Massachusetts after all :)

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  10. We found a scorpion in our front yard last week. I am not okay with it. lol

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  11. That photo is stunning.

    You've got me beat. I was working on the 4th. :)

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  12. Fun post. But you know, now I have "clouds in my coffee"stuck in my head!

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  13. As soon as I read the title I was humming Carly Simon's song! It may be raining here in the UK but there are no scorpions. Having said that, I'd still rather be in Provence right now...
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Funny, just rewatched "A Good Year" over the weekend with its scorpion in Provence. As long as it's not poisonous, I'd rather meet a scorpion than one of those humongous Provençal spiders.

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  15. Pixar has the power to cure all types of bad day blues. And I will try my darndist to make the next Brazil Day happen in Brittany!

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  16. Scorpions?! Ahhhhhhh! How do you kill/release a scorpion?!?!

    You're a brave girl, Sara Louise.

    I'm so sorry to have read that you lost your father. I didn't know that. I was dealt with this deck of cards as well, and like you, I was far from home when it happened and had to rush back to New York. Again, I'm so sorry...there is no pain like losing a parent...

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    1. My preferred method of killing a scorpion involves my flip-flop and a lot of rage.

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  17. Scorpions? Are you serious?! And I want to get paid to host a brazil day!!!

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  18. Hey sorry you missed the circus and the fireworks! Is it true that lavender keeps scorpions away and that is why people in Provence keep bunches of lavender near their doors and windows?

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    1. I don't know but I'm going to google and find out! I never saw a scorpion in the old LPV so it was quite a shock to see them here. And there was another one this morning!

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  19. East Texas doesn't have scorpions, never saw one until I moved to France. Mean, little devils. I love Papa, he's just cool.
    a xo

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  20. X-Men First Class IS a great flick but The Husband, as always, is a giant dork.

    What's a little circus or some crummy fireworks when you've got BRAZIL DAY?!?!? Let's hope the sand is a little deeper this year so no injuries befall my boyfriend. x

    Scorpions??? Ew.

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  21. Wow, I have never seen a scorpion in France. That must have been scary!
    I love that you watched fireworks on your computer! So cute!
    I only have one Dad and my Mom passed away ten years ago so it is very important for me to be able to spend some time with my Dad. It is hard for me that he is on another continent at the moment.

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  22. Whoa, I can't believe there were scorpions! Scary stuff! Haha and I like the idea of holding the laptop over you face, I'm going to have to try it even if it's not as good as the real thing :)

    And thank you for the comment you left on my blog. I always get told to 'relax' and it's the worst advice ever. I would if I could!

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  23. all of my friends are talking about friday night lights, so we've ordered it netflix. and now YOU are talking about it, so i know it must be good.
    bummer about the circus. i'd give my left pinky toe to go to a circus in france.

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  24. Pixar can cure all, and now tell them to bring Brazil day up to Auvergne. We don't have a circus due here any time soon!

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  25. Seriously? Scorpions? YIKES. One of those almost bit me in my ass in Costa Rica. That was not a good day for me...

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