Friday Five : Fourth of July French version

Hello everyone, and Happy Fourth of July to my American friends and readers!

Thanks to Mar at Mar on the RunCourtney at Eat Run Pray DC and Cynthia at You Signed Up for What for the link up.



In France, our Independence day is July 14th, so my Friday Five July 4th version is a bit different than my American counterparts. Here is what my July 4th looked like :


1. I worked. …but several people did wish me a Happy Fourth of July. It might be sad to say but I often forget American holidays. If I am not surrounded by a constant reminder, in the daily grind, I can forget. I remembered this morning when I turned on Facebook and there were tons of pictures from July 3rd evening celebrations.


2. I packed for my kids. My kids are leaving tomorrow for vacation. We need to drop them off at the train station very early and they will not be coming back to Paris for about 6 weeks. Thus, we needed to anticipate what they would need for such a long time.

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3. I packed for myself. With the kids gone, my husband and I have a couples weekend away. Yeah. I included my workout clothes. I only worked out once this week, so hoping to work out Saturday and Sunday.

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4. I watched the World Cup (with cat on lap). Unfortunately France lost.

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5. I came home for lunch to spend time with my daughter. She was alone, so it broke up her day. Since I don’t live far from my job, I can do this every once in a while.

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So all in all, a normal Friday for me.

What did you do ? Any plans for the weekend ? Have a great weekend !

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Comments: 4

  1. Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC July 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm Reply

    i was in New Jersey with family and we had a great time 🙂 july 14th is my mother’s birthday — it’s a great day! 🙂

    • Karen - French Inspiration July 11, 2014 at 7:44 am Reply

      Happy Birthday to your mom ! The long weekend here in France has arrived.

  2. Britt@MyOwnBalance July 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm Reply

    It’s so nice that you get to come home in the middle of the day! It would take me way too long and I’m not even really that far away! I had a good 4th of July. It actually rained on the 4th but I’ve been so tired lately that I used the time to relax and read a book. Luckily our fireworks were scheduled for the 5th anyway!

    • Karen - French Inspiration July 11, 2014 at 7:43 am Reply

      It can indeed be nice when it rains once in a while. It forces me to have some downtime !

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