Nice low key weekend

This past weekend was my daughter’s confirmation and Mother’s Day here in France.

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The confirmation was Saturday evening. After the ceremony we had family over. I had prepared some appetizers : proscuitto ham and melon, tomatoes and mozzarella, and of course champagne ! We had a wonderful dinner but I was having too much fun with my family and forgot to take some pictures.

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Today was Mother’s Day. The day was quite low key. It was the first time in 3 weeks that we had really nice weather, so I decided to go for a walk / run. I just wanted to be outside. There were soooo many people out and I saw several people I know. I love that sense of community.

First day for running shorts ! One hour 15 minute walk / run because I did not want to aggregate my knee, so I alternated and pretty much did what I felt like. I also exercised without music. Both of my Ipods were completely flat and I was going to take my husband’s but we have very different music tastes. So, no music… which turned out to be a positive thing, as it allowed me to be more in tune with what was going on around me. I also stopped on park benches to get in 100 push ups and 50 tricep dips.


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My husband had taken my youngest daughter fishing for the day, so I spent the rest of the day with my eldest daughter.

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We painted our toes nails, watched a movie and did some cooking. Muffins and pancakes to freeze for the week.

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I also spent time moving around everything in my kitchen, as they finally finished it. Yeah !

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Happy Memorial Weekend to all those in the US. In France we have (another) long weekend next weekend, so I only have to work three days this week. Keeping my fingers crossed that we have nice weather!


How was your weekend ? Do you like to run with our without music ?

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1 comment

  1. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork May 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm Reply

    Congrats to your daughter and belated Happy Mother’s Day! I know what you mean about not getting pictures during events. I always try to take some to remember it in the future, but it’s too good/fun to just be in the moment. We’ll have the rely on our memories.
    I like to run with podcasts! I did a post last Friday on some of my favorites. But on such a lovely day with so many people out and about, I can see how just observing what’s going on around you could be fun.
    Hope the knee’s doing better! I’m also back to a walk/run thing because of the PF acting up. Just need to honor our bodies. 🙂

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