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Rue des Trois Freres Number of work deadlines: 4 Number of days the kids have been off due to vacation or snow in the past week: 3 Number of family members with suspected food poisoning: 2Number of times my husband reminded me that I typically find beauty in that which is falling apart: Just one - that is all it took. I'm worn out, my friends: Snow delays, bad deadline timing, projectile hurling. Through it all, I'm thankful to have a husband with a sense of humor. He reminded me how much I love the worn and weary buildings on Rue de Trois Freres in Montmartre. I found this photo and it made me smile. Now back to work.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Simply Mel

pretty things always seem to take the edge off of life's crazy turns ~ hope the projectile number decreases to zero quickly!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

Hope it wasn't the Spanish goat! And hope everyone feels better, soon.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Rule Maker

Here's to you being out of the woods!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Mel – Me too.

We're pretty sure they got sick from eating something bad, but there's always a chance it was a virus, in which case, I may not be out of the woods!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

Glad the goat had nothing to do with it. And I do hope your son feels better soon.

I had a bout of that last year and was crushed to find the culprit was my favorite spinach and feta croissant from a favorite local bakery. Crushed, I tell you. Because while I have been back to the bakery since, I haven't been able to stomach the combination of spinach and feta. Neither mentally nor physically. Just the idea alone sends my stomach into knots.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

What a wonderful husband that he knows just what to say to you to help put things in perspective. That has been priceless in my marriage, and I'm sure you feel the same. Hope things improve soon…;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by katieleigh

Hope all of you are feeling better. And this reminds me of a line from John O'Donohue: "Beauty likes neglected places." So true, no?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

My son didn't have the cheese. We think we narrowed it down to some tainted whipped cream or caesar salad dressing.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

I know things were a little too quiet in LBP land… figured it was either workload or something far more serious (like projectile vomiting). Hope everyone is back on the up and up!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by {BlueEyedYonder}

I'm with you. There's just something so magical and captivating in the things that are "falling apart". The broken wood, the chipped paint… all just small pieces of its history and story.

When I came back from France, I realized the majority of my photos were of weary, old things. Those just happen to be the pieces that speak to me the most.

Here's to glorious dilapidation and to you and yours feeling better soon! :-)

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