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Memorial Day: Stained Glass Moments

“Never judge a book by its cover” is one of many oft-repeated phrases we repeat to ourselves and our children.  It’s also a message which we can easily forget.  When we arrived in Sainte-Mère-Eglise, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  … Continue reading

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Running to the Mont Saint Michel

This blog has been on hiatus for most of the winter.  Wet, cold, windy weather did little to inspire me but I’m back again with the warm weather and good news.  I finished my marathon yesterday.  I felt good.  I … Continue reading

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In Which Erin Gripes

January is almost over and I can breathe a sigh of relief.  As new years and new starts go, this month has been a disaster. February cannot be worse!  I have done nothing that I planned to, am behind in … Continue reading

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Stamp Calendar 2013–A 12-month Overview of Life in France

Laura is working on time at school. She comes home and proudly recites the days of the week, months, and seasons off to me along with their associations–Wednesday means no school, Saturday and Sunday are the weekend, December equals Christmas, … Continue reading

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Snow day

Snow, gray skies and freezing windy weather!  Can you believe it?  We have snow!  I can hear some of you laughing already, pointing to the picture and snickering a little more–what snow?  Keep in mind that we live in a … Continue reading

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La Gastro and “Fun” French Vocabulary

This week was supposed to be Elise’s big week–she was supposed to start going to preschool four days a week.  Note the word “supposed” which leads me into my first post for 2013, vocabulary that you don’t learn in school.  … Continue reading

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December and Skating in Rennes

December is almost over and I’ve hardly blogged at all this month.  I’m not yet ready to think about New Year’s resolutions or my favorite moments of 2012.  I’ll save that for tomorrow.  New Year’s is traditionally a lazy day … Continue reading

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