Where have I been?

I cannot believe it’s been a month since my last post. The last weeks in India where totally crazy. I worked on my website, tried to prepare for our continent-hopping summer vacation and the fact that we’d be gone for two months, and the usual last days school activities, etc. When I left for France, I was tired, and stressed out about the fact that the website was not entirely done. It is now up and running, but still needs some fine-tuning. Still, if anyone would like to visit it and give me feed-back about it, please, don’t hesitate.

On a much, much sadder note, my husband was supposed to join us in France, tomorrow, but he had to fly to Haiti as the cancer that his indomitable father had been mocking for the past ten years had finally caught up with him. My father-in-law waited for his son to arrive, and died a few hours later, peacefully, at the end of a life he lived with true joy and generosity. Hundreds of people from all classes and walks of life attended his funeral, many of them waiting on line for hours so they could pay him their last respects. Adieu, Papa André. Wherever you are, now, I know you’re the life of the party.

12 thoughts on “Where have I been?

  1. Dearest Katia,So sorry to hear about your papa-in-law. THese passings makes the life we get to lead so much sweeter.THinking of you, dear one. And congraulations on your new website. What a woman you are to have got it done!!! Bravo.Lindsey

  2. Dearest KatiaMy heart goes out to you and Michel. I remember your father-in-law as a very sweet man and a fabulous dancer. He closed down the dance floor at dawn after your wedding! Great memories!All our loveErica and Paul

  3. Dear Katia– How splendid that your father-in-law has left such a legacy of good memories behind him! What a brave man to fight cancer for so long. Your website is glorious! Congratulations, along with my good wishes to all of you. I am still not in possession of Amadi’s Snowman, although I ordered it way back in June–very frustrating indeed! Janet

  4. Dear Erica and Paul,Not only did he close down the dance floor at dawn, he also opened it with you, Erica, with the waltz, if you remember. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I know he’s remembered that way by many, many people. I hope you and Paul are doing well.Love

  5. Janet, hello. I’m sorry that the book hasn’t arrived yet. It is very frustrating and rather odd, too. My brother received it in Spain a couple of weeks ago, and I have friends in Japan and even in Moldavia who’ve received it, too. You are only in Seattle! Hope it comes real soon.

  6. Janet, I mentioned the issue to the publicist at Tilbury, who found it odd as well, and said she would pass the information to the person in charge of distribution. Hope it helps. 🙂

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