mercredi, février 25, 2009

TOUT CHANGE...
AS LIFE GOES ON...

2008 aura été une mauvaise année... Tout a commencé par l'AVC de maman, en janvier. Ma petite soeur a ensuite appris qu'elle perdrait en décembre le local où elle exerçait le métier d'antiquaire du livre. Mon beau chat Merlin est mort en octobre et finalement j'ai appris que je souffrais d'une maladie chronique et débilitante. Une année de merde! Sans compter que l'hiver 2007-2008 a été infernal avec ses 554 cm de neige. Et qu'il a plu tout l'été...
Mais 2008 est terminée! Bon débarras!
Maman ne bouge plus aussi facilement, mais elle a survécu à son AVC. Merlin me manque toujours, mais j'ai adopté Chausson, qui met beaucoup de joie dans la maison. J'apprends à accepter ma maladie. De toute façon, je vis avec depuis l'âge de 25 ans. Ça s'appelle la spondylite ankylosante. Et maintenant, je ne me fais plus dire que "c'est dans la tête"..... Je prends des médicaments qui m'aident beaucoup!
Quant à ma petite soeur, elle a enfin trouvé le local qui lui convient. Beaucoup plus grand que le précédent, elle peut maintenant y mettre beaucoup plus de choses. Mes photos, par exemple.... et les tableaux de nos amis peintres. ses propres oeuvres et éventuellement, les miennes!.. Hhehehehe.... :)
Aujourd'hui, je veux vous montrer ce nouveau local...

2008 has been a bad year... All began in January with my mom's stroke. Then my sis has been told that she would have to quit the local she has been renting for 18 years now. There she was selling old books and antiques. My nice cat Merlin died in October and I have learned that I was suffering from a chronic disease called spondylitis ankylosing, a form of arthritis of the spine and hips. A frakking year! And Winter 2007-2008 has been shit with it's 18 feet of snow! And we had a very rainy Summer... And blah blah blah...
But this year is over! OUT! Go hang yourself, 2008!
Now..... Mommy does not move as easily as she used to, but at 84, she at least has survived her stroke. I still miss my Merlin but I have adopted Monsieur Chausson. He's funny and makes us laugh a lot! I'm learning to accept my disease. After all, I had that since I was 25.... And now, nobody can tell me that it's all in my head... I take Celebrex twice a day and feel a bit better.
And Clo has finally found a nice local. It has a lot more space than the previous one. She can put there all her books, postcards, vintage illustrations, posters..... and more! She has nice walls to hang some of my friends paintings, her own, and eventually, mine! :) Hheheheheheh!
Now, let me show you this nice new bookshop!



Clo en train de vérifier si elle n'a pas oublié quelque chose dans son ancien local.
Clo is checking if she forgot anything in the old place.


Quand les bibliothèques sont parties..... Dieu que le planché est sale!!!!
WAAAA! When the bookshelves are gone.... OMG, this floor is soooo dirty!!!!

Une petite dernière photo avant de quitter le local du Vieux-Québec.... pour toujours!
A last pic before leaving the local of Old-Quebec....forever!

Voici le nouveau local.
Here is the new bookshop-to-be.

Le mur de brique du fond est très joli...... mais c'est une tapisserie! ;o)
The bricks on the back wall are pretty..... but they're only tapestry! ;o)

Les deux petites soeurs .
Two sisters.


Une vue générale du local. C'est tellement plus grand!
A general view of the place. It's sooooo bigger!


Avec l'aide d'amis, Claudine a finalement réussi à placer tous ses livres. L'ouverture officielle s'est faite le 14 février. Claudine avait fait un bon punch au vin rouge.... *hips". Même Geneviève y a goûté... et regoûté.... :)
Je souhaite à Clo tout le succès possible dans sa nouvelle entreprise.
With some helping friends, Claudine finally managed to put all her books on the shelves. She officially opened her store on February the 14th. There was a good punch made with red wine. Even Geneviève took a few sips... well, many sips! :) *hips*
I wish Claudine all the success she deserves in her new antique bookshop.

OH! Et allez voir le blog de Lapin Poulain! Il a aussi contribué! ;o)
OH! And go see Lapin Poulain'sblog. He has made his own contribution! ;o)

10 commentaires:

Madcap Baroness with Teacup a dit…

I Got it!!

YES, 2008 did SUCK! Major!

Good luck to Claudine, yes!

If you followed Etsy on Twitter and saw what they raved about, you'd know what I mean...blah.

I wish you the best in 2009, MP, you deserve it!

tata for now

Euclid a dit…

Good luck to Claudine. I love the image of the women gathered in the bookshop.

Caroline a dit…

2008 is well and truly gone!

It looks like Clo has fallen on her feet - lovely new shop. Good luck to her.

And to you too, of course.

merlinprincesse a dit…

You should tell me all about this raving thing about Etsy, Miss Baroness! You know, I just sell on Etsy from time to time. It has the quality to be easy to use. And it's not very expensive. E-Bay is sooooo complicated! waaaa! And if you take a good look at all the artists there, you will find some extraordinary ones. Including you... :)))) Message has been given to Clo. She's happy to know you're still on the net!

Thanks Euclid...whoever you are! :)
From Belgium, maybe?

Merci Caroline! Message given to Claudine too! She says thanks! :) But I must add that 2008 had nice events too. The 400th Anniversary of Quebec City was one of them! :)

ritadaphné a dit…

Courage chère MP!
Un jour, un être d'exception trouvera une panacée et nos maux ne seront que souvenirs..!

Le nouveau local de Clo semble vraiment spacieux et très accueillant.....Mais que de boites...!!! Heureusement, les amies sont là!
Bonne chance à ma chère Clo!
Ritabisous.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Les boites ont été presque toutes défaites, tante Rita! :) Avec l'aide de nos amis! Je n'ai malheureusement pas pu aider Claudine, je travaillais... Tu peux voir sur la dernière photo qu'il reste encore plein de place sur les tablettes!!!! :)

maizzy a dit…

Sorry to hear the 2008 was such a sucky year for you... Hope this year will be much, much better... :) Sending you all the positive vibes for a better and wonderful year... :)

Hugs! :)

merlinprincesse a dit…

Ah!Thanks.... 2009 is better indeed... :)

Ascender Rises Above a dit…

I have heard of AS; doctors are so frustrating with their "its in your head" until a thing is so advanced that they have to take notice. (grrr) This looks like a fun book store to visit. My favorite photo is the one called two sisters.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thanks for this kind comment, ARA!!! :)