Friday, February 29, 2008

13 Things I Want to Do Before I Turn 41

1. Go to Las Vegas2. Learn how to knit mittens and/or a tuque
3. Make a quilt for Mateo
4. Go on a romantic weekend in Orford
5. Participate in Emily's green week
6. Play the piano at least once a week
7. Decorate the dining room for Claude's birthday
8. Plan our summer vacations (Vancouver + Seattle)
9. Finish the document I'm writing for work
10. Make progress in my project with Tanja
11. Lose some weight (at least a little...)
12. Continue to save money (we never know...)
13. Make a very important professional choice

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ask Charlie...

My little one is very happy: it's March break. To celebrate this week off, restaurant and movies where we saw Charlie Bartlett. A cute movie with an interesting message: when you do something you don't like, it kills you slowly but surely... Robert Downey Jr shows us that clearly and it's troubling. Regarding Charlie, he helps us see that teens are not the bullies (the imbeciles, the nerds, the cheerleaders, etc.) that some people think they are. And I strongly believe that.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Do What I Have To Do...

I had a great photo to post, but from this hotel it doesn't seem to work...

I will have to make choices regarding my professional future, very soon. The duel between my head and my heart pushes me to do what I have to do to finally fulfill my dreams. Everything is still only a project, there are things to check, a major decision to make. Not easy, but necessary. The only thing I know is that there will be a change! Facing insecurity isn't something I like to do but when you gotta go, you gotta go.

To be continued... One thing for sure, it'll be for the best!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

It's Wednesday, Baby...

Update... Learned more about those two: Their group is called Flight of the Conchords (Germaine and Bret) and they're from New Zealand.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Pajama Bottoms for Alizée

Today I sewed pajama bottoms for Alizée. She had chosen her fabric a couple of weeks ago. I used an old pajamas as a pattern. I know, I know, I never use a pattern. Claude convinced me. He was right. :-)

13 Duos

1. raspberries & chocolate
2. sun's light & walk bare feet
3. sleep & dream
4. Alizée & Miranda :-)
5. green & pink
6. lipstick & mascara
7. Claude & Dominique :-)
8. my work table & my laptop
9. polka dots & stripes
10. 40 years old & Paris
11. piano & flute
12. family & friends
13. reading & cinema

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Flying Saucers

As a child, everyone had a favorite candy. My sister Isabelle was almost always chewing gum. As for my daughter Alizée, she was crazy about those blue gummy fish. For a while I enjoyed pink peppermints (not the white ones, they were for grannies!), but that was during my teenage years. Younger, I'd do anything for flying saucers (or whatever you call them in English, flying saucers is the word by word translation). Usually, as an adult, that kind of passion fades. In my case, it has become an unbearable torment. A little like my husband and peanuts. All in all, in the presence of flying saucers (and in Claude's case, peanuts), my mind/brain/spirit is constantly obsessed by an unmanageable need to swallow them. Drama...

Claude offered me flying saucers last week. I was so happy, they're tough to find! Below, a partial description of the ingredients. Mostly, sugar, but they are so delicious.
I was a little panicked when I saw that there was a «best before» notice. November 2008, I shall not wait any longer! So, I ate them. All. No more. Niet. Gone. Adieu. Boo-hoo...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What's Happenning Here?

I'd love to take part in such a great event, but I'd be terrible, I'd burst laughing immediately...

Friday, February 1, 2008

13 Name Possibilities

Since I started sewing like crazy, I have been wondering if I shouldn't start signing my creations. I am looking for the «right» name. I wanted a French word (I can't deny my origins, right?) that is also used in English (even if the meaning is sometimes different, like #5).
Which one do you prefer?
1. rendez-vous
2. bizarre
3. en route!
4. caramel & melon
5. à la mode (I like this one)
6. ballet
7. orange
8. chérie
9. fiancée
10. mademoiselle (not too bad)
11. menu
12. champagne
13. encore... (my favorite right now)

Feeling Good!

Oh, I know, it's nothing really, well, a tiny little something, but still... One of my photos had been selected to be part of an online virtual map. Quite a reality check: Internet really connects you with the world!