A year and a half ago I said a big "YES" to an opportunity that I knew would change my life. And it has! My friendship with Laury that began last year with my 'yes' to her invitation to come to the Lot and stay at the Chatette has melanged into an invitation now to come for the winter and help both Laury and her friend, Jean, by housesitting as they pursue their own adventures. After a lot of angst about whether I could actually make this happen, I threw caution to the winds and declared, "Yes, I can!' My new motto is "No Regrets" or as my favorite French singer, Edith Piaf says "Non, je ne regrette rien." I'm determined that I will have no regrets when my life ends, that I will seize each day, and live my dreams if I possibly can. So, here I am...at the beginning. On September 22nd I will jet away from Chicago headed for Paris. By the evening of the 23rd, I will be here at the Chatette which snuggles on a little strip of land between Cadrieu and the River Lot...deep in la France Profonde. And here I will stay through the winter, deeply immersed in the sweet culture of a tiny French village.
I begin this blog even before the dream-come-true adventure of a life time commences because I want to capture all the yumminess of this experience, record, and savor it. There will be a few more entries before departure, but after Sept. 23rd, you're going to read 'the rest of the story;' what life is like here as I melange magic in the Lot. Please come back!