I am home from another fabulous va-cay out East. Home is always a good place to put your feet up and be yourself but after laying in bed for a few minutes the other morning and pondering how a short flight followed by a nites rest steals you from absolute pleasure and puts you back into reality - I just had to decide to put my feet on the floor and ( as my friend "CC" would say).. "just stay in the day".So feet to the floor and that's what I did.
I started to tidy my place and unpack a few things. I was feeling a little ho-hum after such great friendship inspired adventure. Then my mind was all about memories and keeping them alive. I would make the day one filled with little tributes to "frenchy" style and attitude and to the girls who also have all gone home to thier everyday lives carrying thier memories too.
"Just add lemon" - isn't that true. A little tart and a little flavor in life is always a good thing.
( I have a thing for little messages as some people know - and I couldn't resist this little bowl)
|I hung this pretty crystal in my kitchen. It was a gift from my newest friend, Wendy who the camera loves and has a spark for life that is undeniable.|
I wore a pin that I bought that said "I have been in love with Jean Paul"..... so what was that all about?
Let me tell you. - lucky me!
|I got to see the Jean Paul Gautier exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal!|
I so wanted to see it and as dear as my friend is.... she drove back to Montreal so I could attend. Then we were able to catch up with Manon for a late lunch. Manon is Claudie's sassy french girlfriend - and she is a partner in a lovely french restaurant in Montreal. Her suggestion for us? Perfectly grilled Salmon piled on a lovely salad with French Kir. A plate of pasta to share and some sliced bread with olives and vinagrette on the side. The food was always just so good and presented in such a way that you would think you were somebody special. Food is a world of fashion all its own.
|My lunch that I made for me and Tyson. On the patio. In the warm breeze.|
|I baked an "apple tart" for us for desert. And I thought... I was happy to have my son with me to share in the moment.|
|I hung the red lantern in the tree on the patio so that in the nite it would light just like Claudie's in her tree many miles away.|
Later in the evening we just had corn on the cob for dinner. And I wanted to try out this cooking bag that I bought roadside in a frenchie supberb on the Ontario side.
|This is a potato or corn bag. I bought it from that roadside sale I just mentioned. This lovely woman whose last name was of all things "Parisien" couldn't have been happier when we all stopped and bought something from her. And she ended up being quite a salesperson too!|
|Then there was those Autograph books that we carried around with us. We wrote notes to each other and had waiters sign messages and pin business cards to the pages.|
I didn't read the pages until I got on the plane home and the notes were so thoughtfully written. So that's where I left my day. Dwelling in the memories. It's a good place to be.
Aurevoire mon ami's !
Love each one of you for your own special spark.