Not so long ago, I spent a few days in my hometown, Quebec City. It was a solo trip to visit friends—and attend my 20-year high school reunion! For the first time since we left Quebec City, I was worried about going back. I wondered if the connections with friends would still be intact, as fluid, transparent, and funny as they had been.We all lead busy lives. Some of my friends have been through tough times since I left, and I wasn’t as close as I would have liked to be. I have faced my own challenges as well, and we all know how it is--the days, weeks, and months pass by so fast.Read More
At the grocery store:
Cashier: have you watched the Olympics? Me: not really, I don't watch TV but I am on twitter so I get news from there ;) Cashier: well this morning the US soccer team won over Canada. It was tight and we almost went overtime but we got Canada (with a big smile). Me: so US won eh? Damn. Cashier: (puzzled) Me: I am Canadian. Cashier: :/ Me: :)
Caissier: avez-vous suivi les Olympiques? Moi: pas vraiment, je ne regarde pas la télé mais je suis les nouvelles par twitter. Caissier: ben ca matin l'équipe de soccer américaine a battu le Canada. Ça a été chaud et ça a presque fini en over time mais on les a eu les Canadiens! (avec un gros sourire). Moi: ah ouin? Alors les US ont gagné? Ah ben merde. Caissier: (se dit que je l'ai échappé...). Moi: je suis Canadienne. Caissier: :/ Moi: :)
The California State Capitol is located downtown Sacramento. This neoclassical building is home of the California Legislature since 1869, but also serves as a Museum. You can visit the restored historic offices of the Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Governor of the State of California. I did a tour when my parents came to visit a few weeks ago and if politics is your thing, you can even watch the legislators debate.Read More
At the end of the day, when I picked up my son at summer camp–
Young girl: so you're here to pick up, hum...what's his name again?Read More
Me: Antoine :)
Young girl: hello! You're here to pick up Anthony, right?
Me: well, kinda? But Antoine would be preferable.
Speechless of all the flowers and vines that surround me.Je suis muette devant toutes ces fleurs et ces vignes qui m'entourent.Read More
So we've been here in El Dorado Hills California, since June 9. We were happy to be all under one roof again. We're living in a small 2-bedroom apartment 5 minutes away from our future neighborhood. This was not the original plan, but did I mention we need to be flexible in this whole moving to US thing? Yup. Our entire house is in storage and we're waiting to hear back from the underwriters on the sign off of the mortgage loan. We're anxiously hoping we'll finally have a closing date on the house we contracted on back on April 27.Read More
Today is an extended Photo Friday post, more pictures! The house is empty now and we're just cleaning up a few things before we close the door for good on this house we rented for the last two years. As a sign of times the only pieces that are not packed yet are: the wireless router and our laptops ;) Do not fear, although I have tons of pictures featuring my sons, I won't be sentimental today and bore you with kids' pictures...well, just a few ok? :)Read More