Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Home again, home again, jiggity jig jig

Is there anything better than waking up, throwing back the curtains and seeing this? Notice the blue sky and the lack of rain! You're not in Bretagne anymore ksam.
I got in late last night, and man, was it nice to sleep in my "own" bed. Btw, to update you guys, the mom is letting me stay here until the 24th (yay) in exchange for watching the childrens (boo).

It is so nice to be back in Paris. It's like a completely different planet. My trip to Bretagne is already starting to feel miles away. For those of you that don't know, over the past year, I've slowly been transitioning from my role of interpreter to being an actual full-time technician for The Company. It's very challenging, especially since I don't have an engineering background, but I seem to have a knack for it. So this time around, I visited 7 clients on my own, and I'm extremely happy with how it went. I really feel like I can offer them much better service than they've received in the past, and I think they're excited about it as well (well, as excited as a French person can be, lol).

As I was leaving Bretagne Thursday evening, I drove through a huge storm - I started thinking "Oh man, it's getting dark and I've got another couple hours to drive in this", when all of the sudden, I noticed this huge, absolutely beautiful, double rainbow in front of me. Arcing right over the "Welcome to the Pays de la Loire" sign. I swear I almost started crying - there was so much significance in that big, churning storm behind me (ie the past & leaving Bretagne) and the beautiful rainbow I was driving towards (ie the future).

Unfortunately I haven't yet figured out how to work my new phone yet - plus I was driving in torrential rain - so the pic doesn't even come close to capturing its full glory. But I'm telling ya, it was massive and covered the entire sky. And then yesterday, just a few minutes before arriving at the train station, the exact same thing happened. Another huge storm, followed by a massive, arcing rainbow in front of me. I haven't seen a rainbow in years, and here I see two in less than 24hrs. It's so cheesy, but I really can't help thinking it's like a sign that the worst is behind me and better things are up ahead.I don't know about you, but I'm crossing my fingers.

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Blogger Jo Ann v., a writer on the D-List said...

It's always a sign ! It's a bonne rentrée :-)

September 13, 2008 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

It was a sign and better days are ahead... so start playing the loto because I am betting you are going to win!

September 13, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger corine said...

Moi aussi je crois en ces bons signes. Il suffit de savoir les reconnaitre. C'est chouette de te voir heureuse.

September 13, 2008 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Fned said...

Welcome back to Paris Sam!!

That is so neat about the rainbows.. I've always thought they bring good luck... In your case I'm guessing you're in for a double dose of bonne chance!! ;)


September 13, 2008 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...

will you do me a favor and buy yourself a rainbow pin, or a rainbow assortment of ladurie cookies (meringues, are they?) and send me the bill????

'cause there's no place like home. there's no place like home. there's no place like home.


September 13, 2008 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger purejuice said...

i totally lost my mind.
is what i was trying to say.

September 13, 2008 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

Umm, no offense intended, but why do you guys keep saying (and writing) "childrens"?

September 13, 2008 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger wcs said...

At least you don't think the rainbows are a sign of conspiracy, like this nut case.

September 14, 2008 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger katiez said...

I'd feel happy waking up to that sight, too...
Not to mention a blue sky. I think Bretagne is starting to encompass the Vendee. 3 more weeks and we're off for (a bit further) south and new adventures, too!

September 14, 2008 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

It's a GREAT sign!!! I think we saw the same rainbow, if that's possible!!! I was at my student's house on Friday when my student (6 years old) pointed behind me out the window and said, "oh... un arc-en-ciel!" I can't believe I was sitting with my back to it!!! It was a double one, too... I think it's a good sign, Sam!


September 14, 2008 at 6:05 PM  

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