Friday, September 12, 2008


Ahhh...I'm in France. Away from the early morning Ramadan drummer. I haven't heard the call to prayer once since I've been here! I have heard some church bells though. It was a beautiful sound. I haven't had to fix my kids lunches for school for the past three days. That is one chore I don't miss. I don't have to help them with their homework. I don't have to type the password on the computer so they can check their email. I don't have to cook dinner. I can sleep in if I want. And the best part...I get to eat as much pork as I want. I'm living high on the hog as my grandmother would say. Literally. Five more days of no responsibilities. Five more days of carefree living. Five more days of pork. Ahhhh...


penny said...

Enjoy yourself! I'm sure you'll be missing it soon, but it will all be waiting for you when you get home.

Brittany said...

I am infinitely jealous!

HeyJoe said...

Bonjour, oui,oui, oink, oink

LiteralDan said...

I thought the French only worshipped at the Church of Ennui?

Maybe they just like the bells.

I'm glad you guys are having fun, and like so many others, I am very jealous. So let that jealousy fuel you guys into having an even better time!

Heather said...

Yay for no responsibilities - even if for a few days! Have a great time!

Anonymous said...

How was the movie for the what 7th time?

Glad you are too busy having fun to blog, write, or tweet!

Mike S said...

Wow! Finally get back to blog-land & ya dun went off on another adventure. Enjoy yourself. Very convenient timing, missing the drummers & all that fun.

Lost In Splendor said...

Omg! Frenchness! Jealous! I hope you have a fantastic time. Have some pastries for me.

Andrea said...

Wow! You are about 400 kilometers (4 hours or so) from us, and I am still jealous! I bet it is cold there also!?! We had 35 degree weather this a.m.!?! I just wasn't prepared.

Enjoy the holiday from motherhood-you so deserve it! :)

Natalie said...

penny - i had a blast. thanks for the well wishes!

brittany - we need to take a trip together sometime. how does jamaica sound?

heyjoe - i'm missing the pork already!

literaldan - there were churches everywhere, but nobody actually going to them. the bells were nice though!

we had a blast. thanks for being jealous of us!

wishful - i loved not having to do anything. and i had an awesome time!

charliegirl - 5th time. it was very french. thankfully the 4 times i had seen it before helped me know what was going on. actually i could pretty much quote the thing!

mike - i love adventures. i also loved sleeping through the night!

sparkliesunshine - thanks...the pastries were yummy for sure!

andrea - we flew through munich and i thought about you guys! the weather wasn't too bad. not nearly as cold as 35 degrees for sure. much more humid than here though. my hair pretty much hated me the whole time.