Monday, 24 November 2008

The three point anti-stress plan of today

So, I've not been blogging 'cos if I did, it would just make bad reading and I would probably depress you. All you need to know is that I'm alive, not feeling great at all and wondering how the hell to get out of the black hole.

Anyway, I don't want to talk about it so instead I would like to share with you three things that made me laugh, smile and cry (but in a good way for a change) all today.

Laugh. Sorry Crystal, but your last post just cracked me up and this is particularly hard to do at the moment so thank you for sharing your not so elegant face mask experience with us. I have a heap of Christmas present ideas for you now.....hehe.

Smile (and be super jealous) Leah has recently shared with us the most adorable video of her kittie cat. It is an antidepressant pill in video form. I've always loved cats, always had a cat and now I'm desperate to have one right now in France. I personally think cats need a territory ie, a garden so this is why I've been holding out but if I keep watching this video I might just crack and demand Santa for one. Thanks for sharing this with us Leah, please tell me all about her when you get the time...

Cry. Tomorrow is Sainte Catherine's Day. I hope I've referenced to the right one...there are lots of pages. She is the saint of all unmarried young women. (this is not why I'm crying!) Since moving to France, this is one of the saint's days that I remember. Partly because there is always a big fayre in Cambrai (my French homeland) where the town in blocked and filled with market stalls and partly because the grandmas explained it all to me so well. The tradition for those not in the know goes like this: When a woman reached 25 years old and is unmarried on Saint Catherine's Day in that year she becomes a Catherinette. She gets to wear a hat (?) and there, that's that. No, there is obvoulsy much more to Sainte Catherine than that but I will let you read up about her on wiki if you wish. I have no idea why the idea of Sainte Catherine stuck with me but I liked it I guess and today in the post I received a 'Happy Saint Catherine Day's card from my parents in law. It really touched me that they thought of me that a tear or two were shed. So here is a photo of the card.



It's even more amazing that they sent me a card as the French don't 'do' cards like we do in the UK. Even Happy New Year cards are actually postcards. So, when I'm done displaying the card ... is it like Christmas...12 after the date? Well, whenever, I will be able to detach the hankie that is on the card and keep it as my Saint Catherine hankie. How many people can say thay they have a Saint Catherine hankie?! Not many in my opinion. Which leads me to a question...why IS there a hankie on the card? hmmmm.

Thanks to all the people mentioned in this post for bringing a little cheer to my day.

6 comments:

Frankofile said...

Yay you're back !! Lots of bloggers I read are combatting the blues at the moment - try http://meanmoodymiddleagedmom.blogspot.com/ for a lift

Emmy said...

thanks frankofile for that. just looked and did laugh out loud on more thab one ocassion. definately what the doctor ordered.

Crystal said...

I'm glad my almost-ripping-my-face off made you laugh :p


I promise we'll have a blast when you come to visit me in paris...and if all else fails, there's always wine!!!

Leah said...

Yay for the video of kitty cat being enjoyable!

PS-Are you coming to Paris for Episode 200 of the K&K podcast? Just wondering!

Emmy said...

Leah, I'm not coming to the par-tay but I am visiting Crystal on the Sunday so apparently I will be meeting you then as you're staying with her that weekend. Coolio! Are you bringing kittie cat? ;o)

Mil said...

A cat will help on those gray, depressing days. Just don't choose one like mine who rips up the linoleum. (Mil, friend of Crystal).

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