Hello friends, and welcome to a recap of my weekend. Hearing about people’s weekends is a beautiful thing because essentially, they are telling you how they chose to relax. And it might come as a surprise to be hearing this from a blogger who writes about work, but I cherish my rest days.
On Friday, I kept the Sabbath, but by a strange turn of events, I was all alone at home. It was a combination of poor planning and my conviction that I was a Strong Independent Woman who could handle this. I microwaved the food beforehand, said all the blessings to myself, and then ate the food. Because I didn’t have family to talk with, dinner lasted all of ten minutes. Then, I went upstairs for light reading and to finish pasting pictures into a birthday card.
Late at night, though, I suddenly wasn’t as confident. Imagining worst-case-scenarios of robbery or rape does not bode well for a girl who is alone in a large house with a cat who believes that every man should be for himself.
Let’s face it: if something bad were to happen, my cat would be, at best, a mild inconvenience, and I would be toast. Or, at least, that’s what I was telling myself. A girl I know was actually robbed at gunpoint in Israel, and my neighborhood no longer felt as safe as it used to, so it made my fears seem legitimate.
I finally fell asleep at midnight, too exhausted after an hour of worrying to worry any longer. Saturday was significantly better. Daylight makes everything not-as-scary, and I started the morning with a tasty breakfast. Then, my boyfriend came over and we went for a walk to look at a large mural in my area. It’s interesting to see your neighborhood from someone else’s perspective, and sure enough, I saw parts of the mural that I had never noticed before. After that, I worked out with weights upstairs. I’m trying to improve my strength, a task that would have been easier with gym access, but hey, we are all making do.
The last task of the evening was to fully finish submitting documents for yet another practicum site. Sleepily, I had written at the end of the cover letter that this position would help me to better “service” clients in the future. I laughed pretty hard over that line– it sounded far more inappropriate than what I meant to say, which was “serve clients”.
The next morning, I finished four reports. After that, I planned a day trip. With everything closed in California, planning fun activities has helped me discover new places in California. For example, pacific palisades village is a gorgeously decorated area that I never knew existed. Unfortunately, we left too late in the day for my day trip to pan out (the destination was downtown tustin, and then the spectrum center, and a cute hike in Irvine). Instead, I had an equally fulfilling day exploring the Grove.
And that concludes a weekend well spent! How did you spend yours?