In my private life
Last Sunday, I skipped my weekly post as I couldn’t remember what happened of my week that was not routine to talk about!
Before I dive into my week, I’d like to say a few words about what happend in the US last week and the US Supreme Court ending the constitutional right to abortion.
From the BBC Article, you can read that “After the Supreme Court ruling, abortion access is expected to be cut off for about 36 million women of reproductive age, according to research from Planned Parenthood, a healthcare organisation that provides abortions.” Read the article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61928898
I think no one should get to decide what someone does with his or her own body. Be it for euthanasia like my dad did when he had cancer or be it abortion.
Some States will now decide FOR women what they can do with THEIR bodies and with their lives.
I am not saying that you have to abort. What I am saying is that you have to have a choice to decide what’s good for you. It’s your body, your life, your choice!
Also to sum it up, I am leaving below this post reposted by Suanne Laqueur, a brilliant author and an extraordinary woman.
After this heavy and heated introduction, let’s go back to my week that seems so inconsequential compared to this…
This week though, has been a bittersweet one.
My uncle, my aunt ex-husband, passed away at 76 totally unexpectedly.
As they were divorced, I had seen him a few times in the last twenty years but I had tons of memories of him when I was a kid and then, a young adult.
He left behind three kids, and among them, my favorite cousin. As I am an only child, she went with me on holiday for 18 years! And I also spent time in their holiday house. That makes for a lot of memories.
This week’s ceremony was bittersweet.
The kids now grown adults between 50 and 34 all made speeches as well as my aunt and the grand kids.
Boy do they know how to write!
They chose to focus on fond and funny memories and that helped keep the mood sad but light too.
I saw family members I hadn’t seen since COVID began. So that was a sad and yet warm afternoon.
And as life is going on, my daughter just turned 21!
Where did the time fly? I still recall her as a 2 years old girl, stubborn to do everything on her own and claiming: “Non! Moi toute seule!” “No! I do it myself!”.
And of course that would be every time I was in a rush to bring them to school or daycare!
I let her walk barefoot in the snow once (don’t worry, just a few steps) because she didn’t want any help putting her boots on!
On another note, I visited new headquarters (we have regional headquarters) in my town and I was amazed by the beauty of that brand new building! It’s a smart one with solar panels and using rain water to cool down the building.
It was also a time to meet colleagues I ahd not seen since before COVID either!
It seems that this week’s word is : reunion.
Next week, I am hoping to go watch Elvis! He was my dad’s idol and we had all his songs when I was a kid. That should be another walk down memory lane!
Here is one of the many trailers.
I am leaving you with another Instagram reel that I made yesterday.
Instagram has new features like “comic caption” where when you talk, it’s written in a bubble!
I wondered if the tool was smart enough to work with my French accent and…it was!
I was a little bit disappointed as I had expected some fun words to come out of it but no! Either the tool is very smart, either my pronunciation is not too awful.
If you are curious about my accent, now is the time!
On the blog these past two weeks (click on the graphic to read the post)
I truly have been lucky to read four brilliant books and all different from each other!
I am realizing now that my taste changed for the past two years and I need that diversity between woman fiction, mysteries, adult fantasy, MM romance and YA contemporaries…among others!
Please, give “The Silence that Binds Us” by Joanna Ho a chance! It’s brilliant!
Then if you are in the mood for a big hearty laugh and MM romantasy, go for The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune. Go for the audio if you can!
I know there are many mixed reviews for Holly Black’s first adult book and indeed, it took me some time to fall into it, but keep on reading! It’s brilliant!
And finally The Change by Kirsten Miller is a powerful book mixing feminism, magical realism and mystery/crime.
Thanks for reading!