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Friday, 19 August 2011

Oo La La!!

I love quotations of all kinds, but I think the one I have chosen today is just a little bit special!

“I  love  you  not  only  for  what  you  are,  but  for  what I am  when  I am  with you."
source unknown.
On Monday I am flying over to Paris to be reunited with my daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and Alfred!  I seem to be very lucky this summer, as I am seeing them a lot more than usual.  They live just outside Paris, but I will make sure that I go in and take some photos for my blog!  I am hoping that it will be a lot warmer over there!
I am looking forward to relaxing, sitting on their Terrace in the garden, with a chilled glass of something or other - and, no, it won't be lemonade!
Whilst I am away I will be keeping a close eye on that cheeky mynx, Carol, over at facing50withhumour.  Most of you will know that she has a Mini Skirt Competition going on  over there at the moment (all of a sudden, there are a lot of MEN commenting on her posts! Funny that!!), and there seems to be quite a lot of cheating going on.
Now I believe that I am going to be featured early next week, so I will tell you more about why this competition is taking place  at that time.  Just to make sure you tune in to see my photo, I will give you a sneak preview below.

Hee Hee!!

Sorry I couldn't make it any more interesting for you today folks, but my inspiration seems to have deserted me just at the moment!


Shelly said...

Oh, what a lovely trip to Paris you have coming! I hope it will be the best yet for you.

As for the mini skirt contest- you go girl!

vintch said...

you live such a fabulous, beautiful life, my sweet friend! enjoy your time with your precious family and i certainly hope your frozen drink isn't lemonade:) you're going to have the best time! then again, any time with family is the best time!

Linda O'Connell said...

Have a fun trip, you little 'tease' :)

orchid said...

My Dear Lady,
Wow, have a marvelous trip, family reunion always makes us HAPPY!!!
Haha, bit strange feeling for me to hear you say "I am hoping that it will be a lot warmer over there". Get warm there,Lady♬♬♬
Hugs from east xoxo, Orchid.

Shady Del Knight said...

The prospect of seeing (oogling) you in a mini IS interesting, Thisisme! I'm sure you'll give the competition a run for their money. It's hard for me to believe that you're hoping for "warmer" weather in Paris while I've been sweltering in 95 degree heat every day for months. I know you'll have a fine visit and I look forward to your pictures of Paris (and Alfred!) Have a great weekend, dear Thisisme!

Claudia Moser said...

Enjoy your time, I am sure you will have a blast!

SkippyMom said...

Enjoy your family and beautiful France. I will send you bunches of good thoughts that the weather stays lovely for you.
My best to all. Safe and happy travels my friend.

rainbow said...

Wishing you the warm weather you deserve and a wonderful time with your family. Please have an extra glass of what ever for us. CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE THE PHOTOS.

"dustbow for now " no rain yet

Eva Marie said...

Oh, that sounds lovely :) it's nice to go for a trip like that. Hope you will have a great time, which I am sure you will. Enjoy it my friend :-)

Aunt Amelia said...

Happy to hear, that now, you can see my posts.

As I said, I always use Google Reader, to see when blogs have a new post. And I can always either read them there, or go to the blog, and read them. I like to visit the blog itself, since I like people to come to my blog.

I think you must only read Blogger blogs, on a list of Blogger blogs. Perhaps that's why you have problems. Since I am now on Wordpress.

As I said, I always use Google Reader. It shows all posts. Those on Blogger, and on Wordpress, and on Typepad. I read blogs, from all places.

But that is my way. Each blogger can find new posts, how she chooses.

Enjoy your trip!

Bethe77 said...

Paris and time with family! Sounds absolutely wonderful! Do have a grand time! Looking forward to seeing your up coming photos.
Mini skirts!
WOW! I seem to recall those!
I think I will have to check this out and have a morning giggle.
Safe traveling.

Thisisme. said...

Shelly - thank you my friend. Yes, this mini skirt competition is getting quite serious now. I thought it was just a bit of fun until I've seen what the other contestants are up to!!

vintch - I do know that I am very blessed, and I will certainly enjoy the time with my lovely little family.

Linda - thank you! Hee Hee to the little tease bit!

Orchid - I can hardly believe it, but it's been really quite chilly over here for the past few days :( I even had to put a heater on last evening - in the middle of August!!

Shady - now I want you and Odie to behave yourselves! LOL! Will take pics to show you my friend. Hope you have a good weekend.

Claudia - yes, it will be fun, I'm sure!

SkippyMom - thank you so much for all your good wishes my dear friend.

rainbow (or rather, dustbow!) - Yes, I'll think of you all as I'm sipping something cool and alcoholic! Hopefully you will get some rain over there whilst I'm away.

EvaMarie - thank you! I expect you're still catching up after getting back from your holiday. It soon gets back to normal, doesn't it?! Hope you have a good, chillaxing weekend my friend.

Aunt Amelia - yes, I was pleased to be able to read your posts again. I'm not sure how to use Google Reader - ??

Bethe - hi there. Yes, I'm sure you WILL have a giggle when you see the mini skirt photo. I thought I had to make a stand for 'a woman of a certain age!'
Blessings to you.

Odie Langley said...

I am overjoyed that you are getting to spend time with relatives and Alfred so much. I have a blog friend that just spent a week or so with her mom & dad in Germany only to get back to the USA and her dad dies. I was so glad that she had that time with him. So it's important to be with our family as often as we can.
I think as far as the contest goes, you have a very good chance Thisisme.
Have an awesome time in France.

Bouncin' Barb said...

So glad you are getting over to France to see the family. You have been blessed to see them this much. I like that. Hope it is warm and sunny everyday that you are there. Enjoy it and sneak Alfred into a big handbag or carryon or something! Hugs my awesome friend!

Thisisme. said...

Odie - oh, that is so sad about your friend who lost her dad just after she returned to the U.S. You are quite right, we must spend as much time as we can with our families. Thank you for your kind comment about the competition! I think I'll need all the help I can get my friend. Have a lovely relaxing weekend.

Bouncin'Barb - yes, I have been so lucky to be spending so much time with my family. It would be lovely if I could get some warmth and sunshine whilst I'm over there. Take care my awesome friend. Hugs.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Have a fantastic time in Paris , you lucky lady to have family out there.. I will be thinking of you. One of my friends is getting married there in September but due to my leg , I cannot go :-( all my other friends there will be attending. xx

Chatty Crone said...

Well I sure hope, no I know you will have a great time with your daughter and in Paris you lucky ducky!

Thisisme. said...

Anne in Oxfordshire - thank you so much for popping over to see me today. I so appreciate it! How very sad that you won't be able to attend that wedding in September. I am so sorry that you will be missing out on that :(

Chatty Crone - Hallo there! I am a lucky ducky, aren't I?! I am so looking forward to going over there. Enjoy your weekend my friend.

Desiree said...

I have left a comment for you on Carol's blog :)

Can't wait to see your entry in the mini skirt competition which really is hotting up! Is this sneak preview really you, Diane? If so, Wow! You've just raised the bar all on your own!

Enjoy your holiday in Paris, you lucky, lucky Lady! We want to hear all about it and see LOTS of pictures :)

Big hug,
Des xoxo

Thisisme. said...

Desiree - so lovely to see you here today my friend. Yes, that contest is really hotting up. I have also left a comment for you on Carol's blog. The comments are almost as funny as the blog, aren't they?! Yes, that really is me. My daughter took the photo last week. I think I should have been a bit more daring though! Yes, I am really looking forward to my Paris trip. Take care and sending you big hugs.

Retired English Teacher said...

Have a wonderful time with family and in Paris. Looking forward to seeing more of you, i.e. your legs!

Thisisme. said...

Retired English Teacher - Thank you! It will be a nice break to get away for a while now. I think the legs are going to be featured next Tuesday!

Sush said...

Hi Diane...
I love your quote and it's from a Johnny Mathis song...When I Am With of my favorites! What fun to be in France with your family all together again! I'll be keeping my eye posted for your mini skirt competition...glad you had Gawgus talent in the photographer category. I'm not sure a male photographer could have held his camera steady with your awesomeness!


EmptyNester said...

I'm so excited for Carol! The party is going to be fantastic! The book is amazing!

So glad you're getting all this time with your family! Can't wait to see the pix!

Did I already tell you how much I like what you've done with your blog? Well, I love it!

Life 101 said...

I love quotes, Paris, and mini skirts. Yes, I've been hitting facing50withhumor. Please don't rat me out to Jilda :)

kt said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Ahhhhhh, Paris. A place I can only go in my dreams. However, you have a wonderful time and enjoy your daughter. Mine lives on the East Coast and I won't be able to see her this year.

Please read the post about "How I Acquired the Name Betty Boop" (#26 -see my archives for 2010 + Septmeber) because it describes what happened to me in a mimi skirt similar to the one you saw..............kt.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

paris sounds like so much fun. i hope you have a great time!

i've never worn a mini-skirt in my life. my dad didn't allow them when i was growing up and i just never did as an adult. i have pretty good looking legs, but they don't get seen in a mini-skirt.

Belle said...

I love the quotation! I'm so happy for you that you are going to visit your family. Have a wonderful time. I love the photo of you in a mini-skirt. Lovely legs!!

Thisisme. said...

Sush - well, that was really interesting about the Johnny Matthis song! It must be a lovely song to have that quote in it. I will have to google it and see if I can listen to it somehow. Don't know so much about awesomeness - more like awfulness!! Hee Hee!!

EmptyNester - thank you so much for your kind comments about my blog! Yes, Carol's party is going to be great. She must have put so much effort into it for us all. She really is a hoot, isn't she?!

Life101 - Your secret about visiting Carol's blog is safe with me!! Hee Hee!

kt - lovely to see you here today. Yes, Paris is such a romantic city. A pity that you won't be seeing your daughter this year. I forget about the huge distances in America! I will look up that post of yours, although it probably won't be until the end of the weekend.

Teresa - your dad must have been pretty strict, but I guess for a reason my friend. I was there when they first came out! Eeek! Hope you and Ron have a good weekend.

Belle - hi there. You've followed Teresa today, which is nice. Lovely to see you here. I thought the quotation was really lovely. The full photo of me in the mini skirt will be on Carol's blog next Tuesday! Eeek! (I am banning Odie and Shady from going over to see it. LOL!!).

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Have a simply wonderfully relaxing time and try and forget all about blogging, apart from when you are taking photos to share with us of course, we will still be here when you get back.

Katherines Corner said...

You are such a jet setter, Have a wonderful time my sweet friend. make happy memories. Take lots of snaps and I look forward to hearing all about it.

Good luck in the mini skirt contest sweetie. Hugs

Thisisme. said...

LindyLouMac in Italy - thank you and, yes, you're right, I must put the blogging aside for a while. I have a post already written for Tuesday, because it links up with facing50with humour's post on that day, but apart from that, I shall just try to concentrate on relaxing and having a good time!!

Katherine's Corner - I'm looking forward to Paris my friend and to seeing the family again (although they were only here a couple of weeks ago. LOL!). Thank you for your good wishes for the mini skirt contest. My friend, having seen the other competitors so far, I don't stand a chance. Still, it's all a bit of fun, isn't it?!

Desiree said...

Thank you so much for your delightful comment on my blog this evening, Diane! I've decided to share my seat with you! You're tiny enough to easily squeeze in next to me and fill the bit that's left after I've spilled out on my side ;)

Thisisme. said...

Desiree - Ooooh! How exciting that I can share your seat right in the front row! I will go on a diet until the big day so that, hopefully, I won't take up TOO much room. Hee Hee!! This is all jolly good fun, isn't it?!

flowers on my table said...

How lovely Diane, you are having a trip to Paris. I look forward to hearing what you get up to and will check out this mini skirt mullarkey! Have a wonderful time. Much love, Linda x

Sue said...

I found your blog through Glenda (as Live Happens) . Love Love your photos. I am marking it as a favorie. My blog is mostly about Me and My Life, Some dark days, most of my days are sunshine and lollipops.
My Beach is my Pool. visit me. Sue