Life in the Center of France
Saturday, December 27, 2014
  What a Month...December, Bah and a Big HUMBUG!
Only good thing that happened, well...there were 2...my daughter Audrey drove up from Phoenix for a weeks stay and I survived a Suicide by Raw Chicken I attempted.  That's it.  2 of the nicest gifts, a smiling, happy and entertaining time with Audrey and a grip on Life again.  Thank you Kaiser Vacaville and all the wonderful nurses, doctors and technicians that practiced their very best on me.  Food poisoning is a bitch!  And cleaning poultry is a wonderful way to nearly kill yourself as I discovered Sunday morning about 2 am.  Woke up throwing up, choking in fact and this repeated itself three times over a period of 4 hours.  Contents?  Oh...a pint or so of bright red blood. Very green was I with nausea.  Off to Kaiser at 9 am.  Tests, tests and more tests, retelling the tale a dozen times, on and on.  Stayed Sunday and Monday afternoon they sprung me loose.  Awful! Awful!

I'm back to work on the bathroom again, more tile installed this morning after Audrey headed south to migrate back to Arid-Zona.  We waved goodbye about 10am and she was off with some Peanut Brittle and a Focaccia I made yesterday.   I made and distributed 4 loaves of bread yesterday to my neighbors to make up for my missed distribution on Saturday and Sunday as is my usual schedule.

Had a great time at our friend Christine's house on Christmas Day, a ball actually!  Great food, lots of laughs and giggles, some wine to wash it all down with.  Fabulous indeed to have such friends!

Happy New Year to all my readers! Peace!
 
Friday, November 14, 2014
  Hazel
We got up early, before dawn, crickets and cicadas vying for your attention.  "Your going to meet your grandmother today Corporal, she's come all the way from California to see us!" my mother said while I ate my bowl of cereal and munched on a ripe mango.  "Where do we go?" I asked.  "To the airport in Panama City.
 
Lignieres, France; village life and times as witnessed by two adventurous Californians with a taste for food, wine, castles, ancient Roman sites and old piles of rock (houses).

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I am a happy sort, an optomist forever, and love a good joke. I'm quite sociable and I LOVE Life. I'm loyal like a puppy and I'm quite happy by myself as I grew up an only child, but I like parties and formal dinners with friends. I am also a cook and would rather cook than eat.

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