An Amercian Mom in France
My mother arrived from Texas for a 2 week stay in the south of France! This was her first travel overseas and hopefully it won't be her last.
We both had a great time and she kept commenting on how difficult life is here!
Yes, life is hard in France.
By that I mean, its a daily grind.
Gone are the days of jumping in the car and having the freedom to go anywhere at anytime, and the money for that matter!!!!!
I miss The States, and I am grateful for she molded me into everything that I am, but France has her hooks in me too.
She has shown me a different way of life and a different way of looking at things, and I haven't realized how much I have adapted into this grind until my Mother pointed it out.
We ran after buses together, walked to the grocery store practically everyday to grab dinner, we ate dessert after every meal and just enjoyed the atmosphere, sure sounds romantic, but like all romances, it has its ebb and flow.
We came home exhausted after long days in the city, sometimes too tired to make
dinner and too tired to wash dishes by hand, since there is no dishwasher, but
it had to be done.
I'm sure you have heard the expression, I need a vacation
from my vacation, that was the case for both Mom and I. She too, really loved
France, and other times, really hated France - c'est la vie, non!
The hatered quickly vanishes when you are surrounded by such beauty, such such beauty - ahhhh, La France!
My mother returned home only a week ago, and I miss
her already, but luckily I won't have to wait long to be reunited with her! I
will go to The States for a month come the end of August! YEEEEEEHAAAAWWW!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
By the way, I mention the name Cachou (or The Cash) a lot, I'm referring to her...