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Laury Bourgeois
FRANCE
I am a single, professional social worker, living in the south of France.
Interests: garden, hike, play piano, bike ride, read ravenously, cook and photography
Recent Activity
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As I've been promoting the workshops that I will be offering in New Orleans while I'm back in the states during January and February 2018; I am learning once more that I can always be surprised and also learn something new about myself. I struggled some with how to handle... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at SOAR to Success in SOCIAL WORK
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I shared some of these photos of Sammie Cat yesterday, as she pondered my "Cowboy Omelette!" and debated about whether she should try it or not. Sometimes I can be a little lazy. Opening up the stovetop can be a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Soar-Dream-France
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Once you become a credentialed social worker in Louisiana, you must complete three hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Ethics within each designated two year period. On Becoming Ethically Engaged could be just the workshop for you to help you meet this requirement. I will be offering this workshop... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SOAR to Success in SOCIAL WORK
Thanks, Niels...I just realized that I need to go back and read all of your posts that I missed. You'd stopped for a while and NOW I'm the one who is BEHIND! So glad we share our overalls lives. Happy Sunday and I'll be back-Love you Lots-Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Overalls True Confessions at Soar-Dream-France
Enjoy your last day of International Overalls Weekend in those well-loved, worn, and aged overalls. Hate to say it, but kind of like us! Hope your concert event went well yesterday and that Bodil is enjoying her family visit. Wasn't it fun to see Glenn and Bill join in? Lots of Love to you-Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Overalls True Confessions at Soar-Dream-France
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Those of us who are "overalls people" tend to have more than one pair of overalls. Frankly, I've lost count. I decided to wave to everyone yesterday in my "good" overalls. Those were my striped engineer pair that I've worn... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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I confess that I have really been a party-pooper here on International Overalls Weekend celebrations and activities. I had great plans and schemes, but somewhere in the wood, workshop work and other happenings it just all escaped me. The one... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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Once you become a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) in Louisiana, you must complete three hours of Continuing Education Units in Clinical Supervision within each designated two year period. A Toolbox for Clinical Supervisors could be just the workshop to help you meet this requirement. I will be offering this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SOAR to Success in SOCIAL WORK
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Yesterday was another unusual day for me, no blog post. I've been working on brochures for the upcoming workshops I'll be doing in the states, and I was on my way to Tour de Faure on the bus to visit... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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If you're interested in becoming a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) in Louisiana, have I got the workshop for you? In order to become a BACS in Louisiana, one of the things you must do is complete a supervision workshop of 6.5 hours in length. I will be offering this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SOAR to Success in SOCIAL WORK
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I was so happy to see the sunshine yesterday morning that I actually wrote SUNSHINE!!! in the middle of the page in my journal. It had been a run of cold, rainy, mistyish, no sunshiny days for a while, so... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Soar-Dream-France
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All that work to get red all the way up to the top of our vine, and now it's all gone. I'm so pleased that we got to really red. I was honestly betting that it wasn't going to happen!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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It has been very odd to me to still have roses into November. This one has taken a long time in blooming. Yesterday, I was shocked to see that I have more blooms on this particular bush. They are so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Today is a national holiday in France, when we remember Armistace Day! It is also a chance for me to honor my Papa-Hubie Bohland who fought in France in WWI. I have some of his antique postcards from the Auvergne... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Isn't that a beautiful basket of walnuts? In previous years, that is exactly what I'd find out along the railroad tracks. I was so looking forward to my walnut gathering this year. Take a look below. Walnuts were not the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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I have always been a creature of habit. I've teased that if you knew me well in New Orleans, I'd be a very easy "hit"...same places, same times, same people each week with rarely a deviation! Even here, I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Sometimes in the midst of all the hard work that is required around here to keep us beautiful and moving forward, I find some little treasures that makes me stop. Of course, I have to take a photo. It also... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Yesterday's meeting/apero of the village Comite de Fete had me wandering up the road to the Mairie. It's always a pretty walk. I have my favorites along the way up, but it was on the way home that clear views... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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Running up to some friends' earlier in the week, Andre was out and asked me if I wanted a potiron pour soupe. He said he'd leave it beside the wall for me and I could pick it up on my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
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There's something about "departing" in France that always feels very different to me than in the states. I'm sure I could analyze it till the cows come home. Let's just say that it makes no difference if it's an au... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
It was, and I scooped that wonderful photo of Bodil and I Moon-rivering together! What fun! What a time we all had together-and will do again. Miss you both and have a great weekend-Love, Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2017 on Pizza and Piano at Soar-Dream-France
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Most of you know the story of my Monsieur Winkelmann's journey into our lives at the Chatette! He was a very big treat to myself after the storm from Philippe Jolly's atelier in Paris. Monsieur Winkelmann has been part of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
I might need instructions, but I'm in! Sounds like a great idea. Monsieur Winkelmann is tuned and I think I'm off to read and hit the hay soon. Lots of Love to you and Bodil-Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2017 on We Are at Soar-Dream-France
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RED and... ...Moon Rivering as we celebrate life in overalls! Happy Thursday! Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Soar-Dream-France
You're so right about the specialness of overalls for uds, Niels-they really do wear all of our lives in so many ways. I like the red wine on mine the best-throw in the paint, varnish, grass stains and on and on...we are very interesting people! Lots of Love to you and Bodil-Laury and Sam
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2017 on Thinking Back to the Barn... at Soar-Dream-France