Back to normal

After a crazy week of travel to Istanbul  (even if I greatly enjoyed it ! ) I was happy to get back into my weekend routine.

Friday : Daughter’s play

I got up in the morning and exercised, as I knew I would not be able to go to the pool that evening. I am loving Jillian Michael’s Shred DVD at the moment.

That evening we went to my daughter’s play. They have been preparing Romeo & Juliet since the beginning of the year. She drew the posters and tickets, and played the role of Lady Capulet. I am a very proud mother, she did scenes both in French and English. No photos, the lighting was awful and my camera was not powerful enough.

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Saturday : Catching up on housework and sleep

After some meal planning and my visit to the market, I went and got my hair cut and colored. It was time ! When I came back I crashed for a nap. The travelling did me in, and I hadn’t slept that well the night before. After my 30 minute power nap I headed to the gym. My achilles tendon / foot was acting up because I had spent so much time in heels at the conference, so I figured running probably was not a good idea. So I did 45 minutes of upper body weights and ab work.

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When I got home  I did my laundry, prepared my pancakes for the week and helped my daughter pack. She is going to the UK for 5 days with her class. Our cat doesn’t like suitcases, he is always bothered when suitcases and packing are happening.

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Dinner was zucchini noodles, sweet potato and grilled salmon. So good !

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Sunday : Voting and paperwork

Boy was I productive. I started off by going to the pool. It was sunny out but I was worried about aggravating my foot. Later in the morning my husband and I went to vote. Local elections were today and I ALWAYS vote. You take sheets of paper with the group of people you vote for (the mayer heads up the list). You have to take 2 “lists” and you go into the booth and fold up one and put it into the enveloppe.

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The mayor was in the voting office ! That’s him in the middle walking towards the camera.

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We went to the bakery to get a treat for lunch.

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In the afternoon I spent two hours paying bills, sorting papers and filing, then enjoyed some time with my girls. We watched Pitch Perfect. We LOVE that film. We have probably seen it 15 times and we sing all the songs, really loudly. We seriously know all the words. ALL of them.

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Overall a great weekend.

How was your weekend ? Lazy ? Productive ? Have you seen Pitch Perfect ?


Comments: 4

  1. Teresa @ March 25, 2014 at 1:40 am Reply

    Wow what a talented daughter you have!!! You must be super proud:) I had a busy productive weekend and I also managed to squeeze in a much needed nap, even if it was only 20 minutes!

    • Karen - French Inspiration March 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm Reply

      Yes, I am very proud of my daughter, she is very artistic. Glad your weekend was productive. My kind of weekend !

  2. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 27, 2014 at 1:06 am Reply

    Love that you’re loving Jillian! I bet you’ll see some real results soon! Your daughter is extremely talented–love the drawing! Do you have a Burmese cat? The only reason I ask (or know) is because our friends just got kittens and that’s what they look like. I can’t believe there was voting on a Sunday! Was it a special vote?

    • Karen - French Inspiration March 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm Reply

      Hi Stephanie. Our cat is a British shorthair. Short and stubby and gray is the most common color. Voting in France always takes place on Sunday. Not sure why. As most stores are closed, everyone in theory is available to vote.

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