5:20 pm, and it is still a little rainy outside. It was cool and blustery with the rain hanging around all day today. Learning the ropes with steam heat - radiators are pretty picky. Just returned from a French film - all about parenting and the struggles of raising preteens, in a G-rated format. It was a cute film, and struggling with kids seems to be universal. Will be joining J in a few minutes at another welcome party hosted by the school. Friday night we met at Cafe Calimero, a new pub that recently opened under new owners. The French barkeep was keeping with the whole French-style; cigarette with ash dangling from the corner of his mouth throughout his pouring another draft beer. They had good-looking steak/frite; grilled steak with a side of fries, and served with mayo on the side - did not try them, but they smelled pretty good. Photo of the day: Wet steps leading up from the garden, covered in ferns and tiny wildflowers, with white roses curling their way along the railing. Hope the weather wherever you are, is nice and sunny!
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman