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5 octobre 2012 5 05 /10 /octobre /2012 21:22

Dear readers,


Chers lecteurs,


It's been a crazy week at the Little White House.


Semaine folle à la Petite Maison.


I had bad news about my job. In the next fortnight I must take a decision that's kind of like playing heads or tails... Meaning I could have to move and leave the Little White House... Something I'm really not ready to do, since all the work inside it is unfinished and I really want to see what I could do with the place. So "no pressure" said the man from the administration (French administration... need I say more?). I had on the phone about that decision.




Les nouvelles du rectorat ne sont pas ultra encourageantes... Mes idées d'évolution de carrière se traduisent par une possible redistribution de mon poste sur toute l'académie. Et alors là, je n'ai pas du tout du tout envie de quitter ma Petite Maison avant d'être allée au bout de ce que je pouvais en faire! J'ai demandé un délai de réflexion, ce à quoi le monsieur au téléphone m'a répondu "ça roule"... !?!


I also had a very sick kitty... My own, not the "borrowed" one. Of course a sick kitty means a very worried human... And I discovered I was able to wake up in the middle of the night to nurse said kitty. Maybe I'm not as far from being ready to be a mom as I thought I was... Pretty sure those cats are around to teach me that.



Mon chat a été très malade. Le mien, pas la "pièce rapportée"... Du coup, moi, j'ai parfois oublié de respirer. Mais je suis généralement une bonne soigneuse et je crois qu'il est en bonne voie. En tout cas, le réveil au milieu de la nuit pour s'occuper du petit malade, je gère... Je me demande si cela veut dire que je serai bientôt prête à être maman?


I had to fill in a file for the local townhouse as I'm about to change my windows and one of them is seen from the road, so it needs to be "approved" by a town architect. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he will love the new window I draw as much as I do!!!




Enfin, j'ai dû faire un dossier à la mairie car l'une des fenêtres que je veux changer donne sur la rue... Du coup, il me faut une petite approbation... qui a exigé de monter un dossier de plusieurs pages... Le ridicule ne tue pas l'administration française apparamment!


I'm relieved the weekend is ahead of me...


Still, there was one very fun moment this week.

Picture me running late (of course) in the morning, trying to get the sick cat to stay in, the healthy cat not to stay in, picking up my school bag, my very vintage handbag, remembering that grabbing my car key would help, finally opening the veranda door while checking for the hundredth time my watch and aaaaaaarrrggghhh (I've been practising that one by rererewatching Scream this week), here on the doorstep was





I managed to get rid of PRINCE CHARMING and put him back in the garden where he belonged. I arrived rather dishevelled but on time at school.


Il y a quand même eu un événement bien cocasse cette semaine. Imaginez. Un matin. Je suis en retard (bien sûr!), j'essaie de convaincre le chat malade de rester dans la maison, le chat vaillant de rester dans la véranda. Je balance sur une épaule le sac de cours, sur l'autre mon sac-à-main bien vintage, je saisis la poignée de la porte, finalement, je me dis que si je prends mes clefs de voiture, ce sera mieux, je rouvre la porte et là aaaaaaarrrggghhhh (je me suis entraînée sur ce cri en re-re-regardant Scream cette semaine).... Un Prince pas trop charmant m'attendait sur le pas de la porte.

Et oui, Maman j'ai bien pensé l'embrasser, mais après l'avoir bien regardé dans les yeux, je me suis dit que non, ce n'était pas lui, le crapaud de ma vie! Il est donc reparti au jardin dans un carrosse à sa mesure!



Et oui, j'ai réussi à arriver à l'heure tous les jours de la semaine à l'école...


Sweet dreams to you all... I hope you'll dream of your Prince Charming and that maybe his skin isn't as creased as mine!!!


Faites de beaux rêves de votre Prince Charmant à vous, peut-être un peu moins fripé que le mien!


Magali, from a busy Little White House xxx

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Modern Country Style 08/10/2012 18:46

Ugggh! That is a very big prince charming!! You are very brave!

Good luck with your town architect! - hope your new window is approved!


Doreen@househoneys 06/10/2012 23:13

I just love your home and the way you write! Prince Charming is indeed charming. I hope your kitty is now ok?! Good luck with your decision about your job also.

I have heard that in Europe things can be somewhat bureaucratic, hence the 'window' needing to be approved. That would be very unusual here in the states, but I suppose that is why Europe is so
much lovelier :).

Thank you for visiting my little blog and for your sweet comment. Hope you'll stop by again, as I know I will be back here too!

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 09/10/2012 20:52

Thanks for your comment. The kitty is feeling better... The house is a mess though as there are old bed sheets all over the sofa and beds because he kept bleeding!

Mandi McClure 06/10/2012 21:12

I hate to hear you must make a decision about whether to stay or go. That's never fun. Cute shots of Prince Charming though.

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 06/10/2012 21:32

I think I might have come up with a plan on the "stay or go"... I'll see if it's possible, keeping my fingers crossed...

Mam 06/10/2012 18:06

Ben si, je le trouve charmant ce crapaud... Et oui, je pense que tu sais très bien soigner les animaux et que tu soignerais très bien aussi un bébé, mais je te signale que, à part la Vierge Marie,
pour avoir un enfant, il faut un mâle... Alors, ventrebleu, embrasse ton prochain crapaud !!!

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