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Is there some dissension in America or something?

Well, heard through the grapevine, or better yet, the very calm French news, only by SEARCHING for it, in newspapers and the internet, that things are a bit in turmoil over there, the land of the

American Dream

American Dream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

American Dream.  Yes. Well,

I’d just like to take this opportunity to post these lovely pieces of currency.  Do you know what this currency represents?

EUROS paid back to our bank account, to which I took out and bought myself some clothes, so i put it BACK in the economy.....making everyone, including moi, very happy

EUROS paid back to our bank account, to which I took out and bought myself some clothes, so i put it BACK in the economy…..making everyone, including moi, very happy

Yes, it is the MONEY paid back to me for quite a few doctor’s appointments in the year 2013.  Not that the doctor’s appointments were that expensive to shell out for anyway, and yes, the FRENCH DO have (their own insurance plans ) along with their “socialized medicine”.  But what you pay out to your DOCTOR,  – no,  NOT his receptionist, nor his fleet of office workers, nor in the palatial freshly wallpapered office with the fancy paintings, no, here,  here in France, you pay the cash to HIM, in HIS hand, in his small  office, and he does all the “paperwork.”   Then a few weeks later – voila!  It’s back in your bank account.

I just thought I’d share the evils of socialized medicine.   🙂

It works  quite well, actually.


Long Live OBAMA CARE people!   :-0




Where are the “Donna Reed Full Slips?

The Donna Reed Show

The Donna Reed Show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you – any of you – remember The Donna Reed Show?  Yeah, 60’s – very lovely woman with the “perfect house, perfect wardrobe, perfect children”?    Well, I’m sure that the series never did show Donna Reed in her full slip underneath those very crisply ironed dresses of hers, nevertheless, trust me, she did have a perfect, very white, silk slip underneath her perfectly pressed clothes.

But try to FIND one of those full slips ANYWHERE,  in America, they don’t exist.  Anymore.  In France, yes, they do, but it would take a bank loan to purchase one.    In America, EVERYTHING that goes underneath your clothing is SPANX.  And spanx, is not bad, if you don’t care to be squished to death underneath your clothing.   When I searched last August, I found that there were spanx coverings and spanx “slips” and spanx tops and spank bottoms, but no regular as I like to call them – “Donna Reed type whole slips!”  ANYWHERE.  They just did not exist in the U.S. of A.

SO, —-Today, I went to the  outdoor market sole-ly for fresh tomatoes.

I came home with a real – bona-fide – white – lacey – silk slip – for under 20 euros!!!!

Imagine my happiness today, when going to the market for only TOMATOES and a few fresh veggies that I stumbled upon a “lingerie booth” – complete with a “cabana type closet” where I could try on my “underlings” – the passer-bys just inches away.  It was fantastic.

"Cabana" to try undergarments  - very fun

“Cabana” to try undergarments – very fun

Fresh tomatoes was what I was after today

Fresh tomatoes was what I was after today

my beautiful whole slip

my beautiful whole slip

walk home in the clouds covering Cassis

walk home in the clouds covering Cassis

So!  After searching markets everywhere in the United States, and boutiques that HAD “whole slips” but were so incredibly expensive I would have had to sell my house – I found – today – in CASSIS – at the market that I love the most, the most beautiful, the most sensuous “Donna Reed Whole Slip” that I’ve been wanting for a very long time.

Cassis Markets – ROCK


25th Septembre 2013

I’m Visiting the Queen Tomorrow so………….

I couldn’t resist having my hair done at my old standby Jacques Dessange where I went “back in the day” -Those days were?  You ask……..

Okay, those were the days my friend, we thought would never end  – – – where  I had a teeny disposable

income and flew to Paris on my passes to get my hair cut and colored. At Jacques Dessange. For the weekend.

Ahhhh, there is nothing like working for the airlines BEFFORE 9/11, where the income was good, you gained seniority fast, and you actually got

to fly for free on a weekend, when the planes actually had seats for you to get on, not like NOW, where you’re lucky to get on ANY flight………

So, She’s coming, ………okay, she’s not coming to Paris, However,  The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee  2012   Parties have begun in earnest all over the tiny British Isles and the Continent

English: Location of the British Isles on the ...

English: Location of the British Isles on the European Continent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and maybe even in the US, for all I know, but “alls I know,” (that’s a horrible Missouri expression) is that we have been invited by the British ( I can’t say which association – but you can guess) and we are delighted to go, despite having to find garb in all RED WHITE and BLUE.  I found a few things in my closet,  left over from  past Fourth of July events in the US, –  I hope it isn’t too dated.   I’ll let you know by how many stares I get.  But honestly?  To find a pair  –  absolutely LOVELY little red shoes, to go with what I already owned, caused extreme apoplexy – 170 EUROS………yes – you heard that right – it’s EUROS, and it’s 170 of them, and yes, they were Repettos, but STILL FOLKS………..I can’t DO THIS!!

So, I have something that will work .No, I’m not wearing the Union Jack.   It just plopped itself at the end of this post.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom (Photo credit: stumayhew)

But I sure loved those bright red repettos!

Maybe I can wear my Christmas Red Boots


I always find RED, love Red, love RED, but NO to those RED REPETTOS!!!

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