Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Village and Chez Esmé - Day 8

April 7
I stayed in the village to get help in reading email on the office computer. Pat and I had a long conversation and Karen returned from the studio to find a note that I needed to call home. I reached Daughter One at 6:00 AM but she was awake. She said a call had come from my agent about the book proposal. I am being considered again. What a roller coaster ride this has been since early February!!!

Lunch at Chez Esmé in Ste Colombe seemed a great way to both celebrate and calm down. The rest of the day was spent trying to capture and reply to emails and attachments. This place has an air of magic about it, but Christophe says my visit to the Ste Sernin Basilique caused the miracle of the book!

Oh! lunch. Euros for a starter platter of 3 meats (paté, very thin jambon and saucisse); a big pot of soup with cabbage, 2 kinds of sausages, squares of, maybe, soufflé; pommes de terre, then a fromage platter with 8 or 9 cheeses and, lastly, a dish of fresh sliced strawberries and creme fraiche -- wine, bread and coffee, of course! We had no need for dinner!!

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