Salut Mes Amis!
“People forget years and remember moments.”
– Ann Beattie
Oh my good golly, I am SO grateful to be back in Paris…c’est magnifique!
Heather and I have been here three days now and we hit the ground running. Since it is now 11:00 a.m. and Heathe is still snoozing (since I’m working anyway), I dare say we shall take it a bit easier today 🙂
But first, let me back up a bit…
En route to Paris, I stopped in Toronto for a few days to visit my mom’s dear friend, Aunt Phyl (they graduated from nursing school together in 1949!). Phyl is now 92 and was game for an adventure, so we took a 2-day trip from her home in Guelph to Toronto and stayed at the Chelsea Hotel (a favourite haunt of my mom’s).
My brother, Pat, and his partner, Mary, met up with us and we had a ball. The daughters of another of my mom and Phyl’s classmates joined us for dinner one evening.
After safely delivering Aunt Phyl back home to Guelph (mission accomplie!) I met up with Heathe at Pearson airport in Toronto and off we went to Paris.
Here are some snaps of our first few days:
On the work front…
With all this traipsing about, I am getting very good at working on the fly and am developing a laser-beam focus to ensure I get done what I need to get done in short chunks of time.
Merci & au revoir for now!
Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life.