Friday, September 18, 2015

f r e n c h b r e a d o n f r i d a y . . .

:: ici ::

::  e n c o u r a g e r  ::

"Writing consistently about the personal side of life is the single most powerful thing that has 

come into my life over the past two years.  If you’ve ever wanted to start writing but don’t know 

where to begin, then I would really encourage you to start by simply putting pen to paper 

and taking note of the magic moments – even if they are of times long gone.  My hope for you 

is that it not only brings more joy and gratitude into your life and encourages you to do 

new things, but that it will also be a gentle way of setting out on your own writing journey."
                                                                                            ~ Esther Zimmer

next month mon petit blog will be five years old.

i captured Esther's quote from her post titled "take note of magic moments". i discovered her

 blog, Style & Conversation, on August 3rd, during the hours my mother was having surgery

to pin her broken hip.  reading her has been a gentle journey.   . . . a gifted perspective.

 i remember how timid i was when i wrote and published my very first blog post.

at first, i was alone.

then something very, very special happened . . .

 . . .  your names and kind words slowly began to appear . . . names and words gifts wrapped

with lovely ribbons in the brilliant colors of  joy, creativity, friendship, love . . .

. . . and encouragement!


a new direction to seek personal growth.


une nouvelle magie!

:: bonjour french words ::

i have been very focused away from here for the past three months.

July brought a holiday weekend, followed by a family time - stay - cation.

August brought mother's fall and a huge focus on her recovery.

it was imperative to visit the nursing - rehabilitation home almost every day.

( . . . all the time, the details of a class reunion on September 26th . . . dancing about

 in my mind . . . beckoning my attention.)

:: ici ::

mom  went home on September 10th!  she has transitioned well. home health is in the house

once a week, meeting the needs of occupational and physical therapy.

my class reunion {#45} is next Saturday. our family room is the staging area.

the farm table holds familiar penned names from my youth.

:: ici ::

no french words will be placed on mon petite blog next week.  before and after clinic,

 i will be prepping for our old school party on the vineyard at Devorah Creek next Saturday!

". . . your soul could never grow old, it's evergreen."
{Evergreen High School - Class of 1970}

"Thinking Out Loud" - Ed Sheeran 
(love this song)

 . . . a follow up to last fbof . . . my premonition was spot
on.  she wore her vintage Burberry for grandparents day!

e n c o u r a g e r !