An unexpected envelope of paper arrived at my doorstep. I stitched on more frames, pockets, paper the color of cream.
I found 4 white plates and a mannequin arm on 2 different walks recently. I carried them home. Couldn’t help it. If you leave stuff on the curb I’m sort of obligated to root through it. The mannequin arm had a watch on it, but a man arrived 2 minutes before I did, unscrewed the wrist, took off the watch, reattached the wrist, handed me the right arm, and said, “This will make a great back scratcher.” He kept the left arm. And the watches.
My sister was with me on that walk. I tapped her on the shoulder all the way home. Not with my hand. With the mannequin’s!
oops. someone lost half his head!
This post is full of disparate parts. Sort of like my brain before it makes a big trip. Half of me goes on ahead on a reconnaissance mission, the other half stays behind to pack and tie up loose ends. The part that went on ahead shouldn’t have left me in charge. I seem to want to fool around in my regular visual journal and make blog posts. hmmmmm.
Mama Moss and 1 of the Moss sisters have decided they want French candy brought back for them. I thought it would be fun to go HERE to get it. I also downloaded David’s book The Sweet Life on my Kindle. You really can’t have enough books to read on vacation! Who has time to sightsee? I’ve got walks to take, videos to make, flea markets to discover. candy to buy, books to read, graffiti paste-ups to locate, naps to take in my fluffy Parisian bed, evening strolls along the Seine, fine dining to do at night. And I do everything 10 times slower than everyone else… sidetracks being what they are. Now you know why I need 2 full weeks.
Oh Mr. Buck! You are as handsome as ever and I am so thrilled that it could be worked out to be your Cat Nanny once again. I think your Paris journal is perfection and can’t wait to see it filled with all your amazing pics and notes!
jeanette, mistress of longears says
OMG! I hope it’s not too late to send you to Paris Breakfasts for everything you need to know about macarons -pastry- fashion-dogs in Paris!!!! Read up during your flight….I guarantee you will not be disappointed and Carol will see that you don’t miss a single thing that is de rigeur!!!
Elizabeth Woodford says
Oh MY GAWDDDDD!! I am SOOO jealous! I so wnat to go back to Paris and do what I want to do now as the person that I am now!! Walk the streets- especailly at around six am- the bakeries will wake you up with incredible smells- find the flower markets and the old books stalls new Mont Martre!! Wish thaqt I could crawl into your suitcase!!!! SIGH!! I’ll be waiting here for reports!!! have a blast!!!! Ahewm- what about teaching school and your craft monkies?????? Just wondering!!!!!
Michele Unger says
Bon voyage! I won’t suggest you have a fabulous time because I know you will. You are the sort of traveler I most admire. You are the sort of traveler who is open, engaged, not judgemental and ready for unexpected adventures. And let’s celebrate a good side track! They often yeild wonderful experiences (and are always interesting). Come home and share your time in Paris. I’ll be waiting!
Moss Cottage, Have a magical time in Paris my dear, do not leave a thing out!!!!Can not wait.
it;s like Imgoing in some way,
Judy H. says
Loved the mannequin arm anecdote! 😀
laurie b says
have a wonderful trip! i can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.
Surely it’s Cathy, the cat, Keeper. I want to go to that market! You may have to hire a crate to ship your find back home, and take a second job to pay for it all. Have a great time.
anna maria says
You better put that candy in the checked baggage, because it could be very tempting. I know I would have a difficult time resisting its sweet voice calling to me from my carry on…..it’s a long flight.
Buck is the most gorgeous cat ever!
Oh, I’m verklempt! That flea market… your journal… the pastries…the …. excuse me a moment!
Debra Mason says
Wow. I want to go to that flee market! I wonder how expensive some of that stuff gets? You’ll have to let us know. I saw the vintage magazines and thought about you…you’d find something great to do with those! Have fun.
Nancy Lynn says
Have fun in Paris. So glad you liked the package that landed at your doorstep.