A year ago tonight………
……….we were watching a movie at the Cinema in Nice which was the Jennifer Lawrence nominated film “Silver Linings Notebook”. We came back to our IBIS hotel and caught the OSCARS just in time to see Jennifer Lawrence accept her award – before tripping on the stairs. We were amazed at her grace in spite of her mishap.
We also had gone to Nice to enjoy seeing some SNOW in the mountains and ski areas of the very northern Provencal areas above Nice & Menton. I had researched these places and were almost guaranteed a sight of snow – lots of snow – as we were actually MISSING snow living in the Southern Port town of Cassis, near Marseille. Oh it was very cool, even COLD at nights, but – no snow. Needless to say, we traveled by several trains to 3 or 4 alpine villages – all without the huge blanketed snow that we were “promised.” The highlight of our mis-planned trip turned out to be the Jennifer Lawrence movie!!
Well, here we are in March…….March 2, 2014, another Oscar night……..and so far Saint Louis has had more extreme frigid temperatures AND snow fall since our return than I care to ever see again. We’re sitting here wrapped up, watching the Oscars, with snow falling, 9 degrees outside and a windchill of -15.
Funny how my life is measured, not so much in “Oscar nights” but in what was once important, and wish fulfillment that may be forthcoming, if not but a year later, in your own hometown.