Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’m doing post a day in 2011!

Okay, scary, I am officially participating in the post a day/week here at wordpress for 2011! I’ve actually already started, but now I’m making it official. I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and … Continue reading

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Remembering Martine…the chocolate cake of my French maman

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this and reading “For Ginnie” at inspired me to do it today. Martine was my French Maman. She was my mentor. She taught me how to cook and over 20 years … Continue reading

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word of the day: gratitude…getting to put another candle on your birthday cake

In the last few years, birthdays have taken on a whole new meaning for me. I can’t help but think, hey, I’m still here and I have the privilege of adding another candle on my birthday cake. When I was … Continue reading

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The hot, delicious, chocolate, molten center…reclaiming the word mid-life!

Okay, so my friend took issue yesterday with the use of the word “mid-life”. She said, “I feel like I’m just getting started!” She’s so right, so I started thinking about the word. It certainly has “old” written all over … Continue reading

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The NEED for spit take laughter or Girls Night In!

When was the last time you did a spit take? You know, when someone makes you laugh so hard you spit your drink out. For me it was a recent Girls Night In. We’ve all read that study that tells … Continue reading

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10 Things to love about marrying a Frenchman

1.  Going to visit family in Paris instead of…well,…..anywhere else! 2. Having your girlfriend tell you she secretly calls your answering machine just to hear the Frenchman’s accent. 3.  Having a secret code language in public when needing to reprimand, … Continue reading

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Turn and face the strange…ch ch CHANGES…

So, last night one of my best friends told me she’s moving across the country. So it was true. I had heard a half baked rumor through the kids and I was hoping that it had been like a game … Continue reading

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