I have not done a Thursday is for thinking out loud post with Amanda for a while, so I figured today would be a good time. Lots of randomness going through my mind, so get ready for my brain dump !
Brides. We have three weddings coming up, the first one this weekend. My nieces, or the children of my husband’s cousins, are getting married, so that means lots of family, fun and food. French weddings are so great. The wedding is Saturday at 4: 30 p.m., followed by a cocktail, dinner and dancing. I am really looking forward to it.
One more month of school. Kids in France go until the end of June or beginning of July. So we are in the home stretch. End of year exams, but also gymnastic shows, art exhibits, theater… it is a busy time.
Strikes. The French government is trying to change the labor laws and the country is up in arms. I personally think the law is going in the right direction, but so many people are reluctant to change. Many of our gas stations (50%) are empty because strikers are blocking gas storage units, I wanted to drive to work this morning and there was a “snail demonstration” on the main road (meaning the trucks are driving very very slowly creating huge traffic problems), the air traffic controllers are on strike…. yeah, it is kind of crazy. But if we don’t change some things in our labor laws, the future of this country is not very bright.
Work. I love my job. I meet new and interesting people every week, I have great colleagues, and I get to travel (my hotel view this week was of the London Bridge). But I am still looking forward to my summer vacation…. two months away !
Marathon training. I am running the NYC marathon in November and I am planning on starting my training plan next week. I have been enjoying my unstructured break since my last race, Paris marathon.
In short, life is good.
What is on your mind lately ?