Thursday, November 6, 2008
Who's your daddy?
Mine is Nico, as in Sarko, as in Daddy (aka President Nicolas) Sarkozy.
Because he's helping fund the health care system in France.
Last night I had to call SOS Doctors at 5am to come to our apartment because Big Fry was sick. This service is so convenient. In fact, I've called SOS Doctors to our place four times in the last three weeks in the middle of the night because one of the French Fries was sick. I've quickly become an SOS Doctors hussy!
The average price of a middle-of-the-night visit in the comfort of my own apartment costs about 60 euros (Wow, this IS starting to sound a bit promiscuous -- ssshhh... don't tell Big Cheese!).
Big Fry was diagnosed with an ear infection and today when I went to the pharmacy to get the prescription drugs...they were free!
I find most of the time when I have to fill a prescription for one of the French Fries it costs me very little or nothing at all.
Hugs and Kisses (on each cheek - just like the French!)
Hope I'm not breaking protocol...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Was I surprised and flattered to receive my very first(and hopefully not my last) Kreativ Blogger Award. A big thanks to Catherine over at Evolving Mommy who gave it to me.
The requirement for receiving this award is to share six things I love and then share six blogs I love. On y va:
1. I love The Wiggles
2. I love our Sunday morning ritual: croissants, pain au chocolat, coffee, and reading Le Journal du Dimanche at our favorite cafe
3. I love Dr. Hot at the American Hospital in Paris (see post "Hot For Teacher")
4. I love my phlebologist Dr. Vein (see post "La Mom Loves...")
5. I love Daddy(aka President)Sarkozy and the fact that he's placed SEVEN women in high-level positions in his government.
6. I love Paris in the springtime
Six blogs that j'aime:
1. Anne Sinclair - "2 or 3 Things From the US" (It's so interesting to read her views on the US election from her front-row seat in Washington DC. She's a French journalist and wife of the International Monetary Fund president). Anne Sinclair
2. Canela & Comino for great Peruvian recipes Canela & Comino
3. The Organizing Mama
4. The Bon Bon Gazette
5. Hip Mamas Place
6. Kim & Company
at 9:33 PM
My blog is not the place to get political, but I just have to comment on the fact that as of today, I am proud to be American. The last 8 years as an American abroad has been made very difficult thanks to George Bush (imagine 7 years ago riding alone at night in a taxi from the airport with a taxi driver telling me off about GB's politics). Up until Monday, depending on who asked me, I shyly whispered "American" and sometimes outright lied and said "Canadian." Today I am proud to be American again.
As one French friend put it, "Tout le monde se sent américain aujourd’hui!", translation: "Everyone feels American today!"
at 8:59 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
Notice the new music bar? Some of my favorite music compiled for your enjoyment! I must give credit where credit is due. It's Jen over at Cheaper Than Therapy Musings of a Mom of 3, who inspired me with her playlist. I just had to go and create one too, but with a Paris/Kid theme.
Special Thanks To:
Jeff - my Go-To-Guy for providing tech support and helping me get this up!
Carla Bruni - France's Fabulous First Lady & Magnifique Super-Model Mom
Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher" honoring THE cutest pediatrician (and CPR teacher) in Paris (Merci to The Amercian Hospital for bringing him into my life and enriching the lives of so many moms in Paris)
The Wiggles - It's sooo nasty to be 35 years old and crush on the Yellow One like I'm 15!
Louis Armstrong - "There is two kinds of music, the good and bad. I play the good kind."
Christina! L'il Kim! Pink! Sinatra! Barney!
Kevin - (Don't know who? The actor...as in Kline)
Chic - as in "Le Freak". You'll soon realize why as this blog post is coming....
Johnny Hallyday - He's France's equivalent to Elvis (with a bad face lift and an Americanized name)
And finally, let's reflect on what the famous French writer & poet Victor Hugo had to say about musique:
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. "