i know i am not posting as often as i should, but i am so busy planning our summer holidays and the upcoming wedding. it is very difficult to plan when you don’t speak the language fluently. i think i may have found a florist though, which is the most important because that’s my forte. we went to a music festival in arras to see pearl jam a few weekends ago. we camped for three days and saw a lot of great bands, but i think i may be getting too old to spend three days camping and dancing. i am working on a short story to enter into a contest(if i finish it in time), and i’m hoping to finally hone my skills as a writer in doing so. there was a country rock music festival in berck this weekend, and i saw a lot of old american cars. one was toting wyoming’s state flag, which is where i was born! it is cold and rainy here in the north, not at all what i am used to for july. i guess it’s better than the heat wave i hear is travelling across the states. sherlock, the dog, is doing well. he is hyper as ever. we are getting a new couch that is a retro orange color, and i’m very excited about that. otherwise, i am just reading and watching movies, surfing the web, or trying out new recipes. i wish i had more news, or at least more interesting news, but after the summer holidays down in the south of france, i’m sure i will. until then, wish me luck in trying to get my french up to par!