It’s May again. The most favorite month if you are a French worker. Four, almost 5 holidays in May! (I don’t count Mother’s Day because it’s a Sunday and everything is already closed). And if the calendar falls advantageously, you can Faire Le Pont several times. That’s French for take a long weekend.
- May 1 – Labor Day/ May Day
- May 5 – Ascension Day
- May 8 – End of WWII
- May 15 – Whit Sunday making Monday May 16 Whit Monday
- May 29 – Mother’s Day
Doesn’t it seem odd for a secular country – which the Republic is – to recognize Christian holidays? I haven’t figured that out yet. Except it’s time off – cynic that I am.
So my schedule was such that I had computer things to do – working on the Bloom Where You Are Planted day for the expats. And prepping for a client. And studying the Enneagram so I can get my case study out of the way. And a sore ankle is appreciating the feet up on the coffee table for the day. But I did have planned a quick trip out to Monoprix to pick up a couple things.
Good plan. Until this afternoon the quietness of my street finally sunk in – with the realization that nothing, including Monoprix , would be open. Guess I will make do with what I have.
Happy Holidays. (BTW – when writing a blog, do remember to do your draft in Word where the text will be auto saved and not on Word Press where a misplaced fingertip will irreversibly delete your draft.)