Thursday, March 8, 2018

My Brilliant Birthday Month – Part 1

I’ll bet you thought I’d forgotten about you, my lovely readers.  Never – just been on a bit of a post-birthday, blogger breather break.  As you may remember from my last post, February was my birthday month and the festivities stretched over the whole month and three States.  There was a truly memorable opera in New York, and there were lunches and dinners with old friends and the unexpected pleasure of making new ones courtesy of my cousin in France. 

We only had one opera on our Met Opera schedule in February, but what an opera it was!!  The night before, Dan and I celebrated my birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, Nougatine at Jean-Georges in the Trump International Hotel on Central Park. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Girl with Pink Hair

February is my birthday month, the shortest month of the year (No jokes about it being appropriate for my stature, please!), and this year I needed to renew my driver’s license by presenting myself to the offices of the DMV along with the requisite number of documents totaling six points proving that I actually am who I am and not someone else pretending to be me. 

And so, on a rainy February afternoon, I packed up the necessary provisions to survive an afternoon in bureaucracy -- sandwich, water, magazine, book – and drove to the Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Department of Motor Vehicle Services. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

What Price Politesse?

My grandfather George, who was often less than sober, was never less than polite to and cooperative with the local constabulary, who frequently escorted him home.  Even in his cups he was such a gentleman that no one ever laid a finger on him. 

I was raised to mind my manners and be polite to everyone, especially my elders and my betters, but no one ever said I had to be nice to everyone.  Imagine being expected to be nice to everyone all the time.  That’s too much of a strain on anyone’s nervous system, particularly today when the barbarians have gotten past the gate. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year – Catching Up with You

It’s a funny thing, but after the mad rush before the holidays when it seems there’s never enough time, once the holidays hit time seems to stand still, at least for me.  Routines are put on hold as we disconnect from daily life to reconnect with loved ones.  It’s all so worth it. 

Miss Kiri Kat Taking a Christmas Cat Nap

Now it’s time to play catch up and to catch up with you, my lovely readers, as we look forward together to a new year and all that it promises. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas – Ready or Not

My little Elf on a Shelf has been watching me with bemused delight as I navigated my way through the ups and downs of the last two weeks. 

Christmas is only days away and it looks like I’m going to make it.  For a while there I wasn’t too sure.  Nothing too dire, mind you, but a complication that could have thrown a large monkey wrench into the whole Christmas works.  Let me explain. 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Linda LaRoche Interviews Me on French Style for American Women

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by a very special and talented lady, Linda LaRoche. 

While on a book tour to promote her fabulous new book Dust Unto Shadow, Linda had the pleasure of meeting some very interesting women and decided to do a series of posts for her blog Do Write profiling three of those creative women.  I was honored to be among them. 

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