Friday, July 22, 2011

Wanna Go On A Colorful Journey With Me?!

      Ooooo Wheeee Y'all!! It's hot, hot, hot here in Massachusetts!! It has been for a few days now, but yesterday the heat index...that's the new way to say IT'S HOT!!!!!!...was up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit!!!!...Today it's gonna be 100 degrees, and tomorrow 101!!! O_0
       So what am I gonna be doing?!.......NOTHING!!  I'm gonna sit around this house, with my air conditioning cranked up, and crochet to my heart's content! :-) ... That is, until tonight! I'm going to Paris tonight!...
                  Yes, It's another 'Date Night' with the hubby!! ^_^ And don't worry. I won't be boring you every week with our silly virtual trips. But I just had to this week. It's Paris!!! ^_^ I've been trying to get there ever since we first made plans for our wedding almost 29 years ago!!
       So I'm getting myself psyched up for this 'trip'! Wanna come along while I prepare myself?!.....O_0......What?! You don't!!...Well, come along anyway, okay?!! :-) And be sure and keep your eyes peeled. It's gonna be a very colorful journey!!...*Teehee*
             Sorry. Couldn't help myself. ^_^
       Okay....I already have a bright and pretty dress set aside for dinner...
     ...and some earrings to go with it.
         I'm still trying to decide whether I need any other accessories to go with the dress or not. But you know that if I do wear some, a necklace like this will be included!
             And maybe even a ring like this!
           But even before then, when I'm in my jeans and we're out for a casual walk around the city, I'll also need a little color. This will do nicely, don't you think?!
         Can't you just see us sitting at an outside Bistro...
        ...with some kind of rich and delicious hot beverage, and ordering all kinds of good French food?! ^_^
         I'll have to remember to be on my best behavior,...and using the proper utensils.
      I'd love to have some colorful coasters on the table like this...
     ...but that's probably not a very 'French' thing to do! ^_^ Well....neither are 'French Fries' either, I don't think!.....^_^
       ....but hey! This is my 'Virtual' date!!! I can have 'French Fries' in 'MY' France, if I want to!!! LOL ...I 'really' can if hubby can have escargot!! O_0 And he has determined that that 'is' what he wants tonight!
      I have all kinds of things floating around in my head from his telling me: "You can eat snails!!! They cook 'em in a special sauce and everything!!".......O_0 Was that suppose to make me think that a little slimy thing with a shell on it's back is somehow appetizing?!...You know my 'whole thing' with oysters!! YUCK!
     I could anybody eat a cute little guy like Monsieur Escargot?!!
      Oh well! At least there will be music!!
French music...about love and...'La Mer'....the sea!

        You can see the English translation HERE. But it's much nicer in French, I think. :-) One day in the future, when we're' old as time', we'll be like Maurice Chevalier and say: "Ah! Yes! I remember it well!"

 I Love A New Experience

I love a new experience!
No matter how it's learned.
A fact that's new to me,
or a new food that I've burned.

A place I've never been,
or a person I've not known.
A book I've never read,
or a gadget on my phone.

A song that's not my norm,
or a craft I've never tried.
A veggie fixed a new way,
whether boiled, sauteed or fried.

I love a new experience!
A jolt for my old eyes.
To make my life worth living,
and each day a great surprise!


  1. Nice, Paris sounds great! love the red dress and jewellery.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

    Enter me!

  2. Bee Happy, Thank you! I can't wait!! ^_^ You have a good day too! And I entered you again.

  3. Deb, I love to hear about where you will be going for your date night every week! It's such an amazing idea.
    Hope you enjoy Paris!
    I'm enjoying a bit of France right now in the mountains of the Tour!


  4. I LOVE your poetry...and YES please take me with you!
    Have a wonderful day and night ;-)

  5. Anonymous7/22/2011

    Such fun and beautiful picks! Paris is one of my favorite places to visit :) Thank you for including "Chez Marie!"


  6. Love the destination, the dress and all the accessories! And, love french fries.
    That bistro image is divine...

    Have a fun weekend

  7. Deb, here's a couple of my current fave french songs:

    hope you enjoy!

  8. Lisa, Awww! Thank you! I' glad you haven't gotten sick of my silliness yet...And by the way...WOW!!! Did you see that move Alberto Contador and Thomas Voeckler made just now?!!! (I'm watching the Tour too! ^_^)

  9. We Blog Artists, Thank you!!!...Just for that, you'll welcome to come with us any time!! ^_^ Have a good weekend!!

  10., Thank you for letting me share it!! :-) I wish I had been with you and your camera on some of your trips to Paris! ^_^ Have a good weekend Tracey!

  11. I couldn't believe right at the beginning of the race this happened! I figured maybe the last 10 minutes of the final climb. I guess I'm glued to the TV for the next 3 hours!

  12. Thanks Priscila! Yes, I can see you in Paris! :-) I hope you're not working this weekend so you can have a quiet "white space" weekend! :-)

  13. I love this! Thanks for including my Eyepod. And I couldn't agree more with your poem. Thank you for the journey. :)

  14. Lisa, Thank you for the nice music. I got to hear only the first one though. The other one, apparently, hasn't been released in this country it said. :-( But I could play the other one over and over. So nice! :-)

  15. Lisa, I'm glued to the TV too!!! I feel so bad for the 'yellow Jersey' though. :-( Maybe he'll catch up before the end though. He's fought so hard to keep it. I think he should!!

  16. Lisa from The Happy Acorn, :-) Thank you!! I'm glad you could come along. :-)

  17. What a fabulous day to tell me your story!! and the lovely poem.... i do to enjoy having new experiences like this one today!!
    Merci Deb!


  18. Maril, Merci to you too, for the nice comment and the nice words about my poem! :-) Have a good weekend!

  19. Have fun! Thanks for the colorful journey. xo

  20. I took great delight in viewing your colorful post! I have no doubt you will look ever so lovely in your red dress and accessories. Sounds like you two are going to spend a glorious evening in Paris. Enjoy! Wonderful poem!

  21. Joyce, Will do!...And the color was entirely my pleasure! ^_^

  22. Julie, Why thank you Madam! :-) I only wish I could take along a certain nature photographer to get the perfect shots of it all! ;-)...Thanks for the nice words about the poem too!

  23. Perfect distractions for a hot day(s)! Stunning starter photo! Love the 'coolness' it radiates. I have been thanking God every day that I am in Montana for the summer and NOT back east. You all have my deepest sympathies! I wonder if Monsieur Escargot feels the heat, too?

  24. Art and Sew Forth, So right you are!! It's 101 right now!! O_0 I'm so thankful for air conditioning!!...What's the temperature in Montana?! {And by the way, Monsieur Escargot is indeed feeling the heat...but only because I'm trying to blow him away!! LOL}

  25. I am loving the bright colours in your post today. Especially that lovely red necklace. I'm not that big on wearing jewellery but that is beautiful & possible something I might even wear.
    Enjoy your trip to Paris ;)

  26. Jo-anne, Thank you! Those bright colors brightened up Paris beautifully tonight! ^_^ And you have good taste...with the necklace too!...I need a looooong nap now! :-]

  27. what a fun date idea!!! i've said it before, but i hope that i have a marriage like yours someday :)

  28. s + b, Awwwww! That's sweeeeeeet!! :-) Just keep communicating through the not so good and the great. That's how we got here. It gave us some gray hairs...but also some really deep laugh lines. ^_^ Have a good weekend!

  29. Thanks for featuring my print! ... and I hope you enjoyed your trip to Paris! Think I might take a little fantasy trip there myself soon ... :)

  30. Blackbird Experience, It was my pleasure! :-)...Beautiful print too, by the way!!!...And yes, the trip to Paris was wonderful!!! ^_^ I'm already planning next week's trip!

  31. Wonderful! Thank you :)

  32. ifONA, My pleasure! :-)


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