it was a nice weekend.
plenty of sunshine,
we walked to the playground
near the eiffel tower
and ate cotton candy.
steve and i saw ARGO
and loved it.
here is a funny story.
early last week we received
a letter under the door.
opening it, i found
a beautifully monogrammed french
name followed by handwritten
words in french.
the only words i could
and samedi fevrier 16.
excited, i call steve and tell him
we've been invited to a soiree!
later that day i noticed everyone
else in the building had the same
envelope tucked under their door.
then i started to worry.
see, we haven't really hit it off
too well with the neighbors upstairs.
so i start to think...should we go?
will it be awkward?
i quickly dismiss those feelings and think
about buying a new cocktail dress and
a lovely hostess gift.
as the weekend approaches,
steve takes the invite to work..
to have his french co-worker translate.
steve tells his colleague how excited his wife
is to be invited to a soiree.
his colleague is laughing hysterically.
apparently, we aren't being invited to
we are being notified ahead of time
that they will be hosting a soiree for
their son and to please excuse the noise.
you have no idea how close i was
can you picture me knocking on the door?
i made a big pot of Smitten Kitchen's
lentil soup this weekend.
and SO easy.
thanks to my neighbor back
home in the states who emailed me
and told me about it.
miss you guys
and jealous of all the snow you've been getting!
i couldn't find swiss chard or kale
so used spinach instead.
and unless you plan on eating the
entire pot of soup in one day..
don't add the chard/kale/spinach
until you're ready to eat.
i am SO buying her cookbook.
Someone at a Distance
by Dorothy Whipple.
It's one of the Persephone classics.
i can honestly say
that it's probably one of the best
books i've read.
i do have quite a few favorites
but this one is right up there.
i have never had such strong
feelings for the characters in a book before.
i've read two of the Persephone books
so far...and looking forward to more.