Please hum the title with this melody in mind:
And don't blame me if it's raining on your house! (There's a saying here in France that off-key singing brings rain!)
I should have started on my Christmas decorating two weeks ago. I was actually just stepping into my first shop, looking for some white feathers for an idea I had, on the last Friday of November, when my cell phone rang. It was one of the schools I work in telling me the "inspector" wanting to see me on Friday 9th.
Now if you're not familiar with the French school system, here are a few words, so you can understand why I still haven't even hung a single wreath.
As teachers, we have a syllabus, but we're pretty free as to how to use that syllabus. But every once in a while, an "Inspector" comes to check what you're doing with your pupils and asks for a complete file on your work.
Being the free spirit I am, I teach using all kind of different materials from Glee episodes to the funny "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus" song. So I was a bit (okay, a whole lot, like crazy) worried that the Inspector wouldn't really like my way of teaching.
I spent the whole week preparing all kinds of papers for the Inspector, explaining how I had been working the last years, from how I teach prononciation to how I teach writing skills...
Finally Friday arrived and all went well, I'm pretty sure it's because I was wearing my Mom's lucky silk scarf that I've always worn for my exams.
The next day, my Mom arrived for the weekend and I decided that we deserved a very nice dinner... You may notice the absence of white feathers, mentioned above, on the table... I never found the time to go back shopping for those.
And yes, the candle is completely awry and I can't remember why... No, I didn't drink that much... I guess the culprit is the cat, who happen to sometimes jump on the table!!!
All pictures were taken in my under-renovation dining-room, with candle light, featuring my usual plates, flutes that used to belong to my grand-mother, Cherub candle-holder I bought in an attic-sale for 2 euros and repainted, and my very first brand second-hand silverware. Can you tell how proud I am of that last item?
We had a very nice girls' night.
And now let's the decorating begin! And I'm off checking everyone's blogs as I'm very behind in reading your Christmas posts!
Magali, from the Little White House xxx
PS: Gosh! You must have been singing, because it's pouring here tonight!
PS2: Now, I'm ready to party!