I now have my French home and family!
I am living with Madame Mistral, the nicest possible host mother.
She immediately took me for a walk around Aix this morning, stopping by her friend's perfume shop (her friend spritzed us both with some Chanel perfume) showing me the vegetables at the markets, asking me what I like and don't like to eat, etc. We then met up with her daughter and her daughter's fiance, who speaks fluent English due to his 4 year stay in Oklahoma for university. They are in town from London for the weekend.
To my relief, she has no plans to make me eat any weird food. She hates lamb, and isn't going to make fish for me. She made me a very tasty lunch, with salad, ham, and bread.
I have a really cute bedroom (her daughter's old room) which has a balcony overlooking the hills surrounding Aix.
Later in the afternoon, they took me to Mount Saint Victoire, a huge mountain on the edge of town. We sat at a patio at the base of it for our afternoon espresso.
After a dodo for both of us (nap), she made me pasta for dinner (and I sampled French cheese - to no avail). She then made some tea she brought back from her recent travels to India, and we watched the French movie which tells the story of Coco Chanel's life.
Tomorrow, she is taking me to Cassis to see the Mediterranean and the beach! I will bring my camera.