I'm SO glad it's the weekend.
Growing up, I took for granted how socially connected my parents were. Most weekends we had people over or we were going to an event. Since Jrex is an introvert, that pattern is different for us. We've also moved every few years, so it's hard to reach critical mass. I've noticed it takes four years in a new place before you have your connections established (including hairdresser, dentist, doctor and mechanic). Of course, we keep moving as soon as that happens!
One thing I'm grateful for in our life here is that in two years, we have most of those pieces in place. It helps that two other couples from our church moved here from Baltimore close to when we did. In addition, since Jrex's whole lab moved, we have a lot of built-in relationships.
This weekend's activities feel more like my Mom and Dad's lifestyle than ours.
Tonight: free tickets to the San Francisco Symphony. They do concerts in San Jose during the winter.
Saturday afternoon: "Social Justice Expression Party". Our friend Red-Hobbit has begun monthly expression parties around seasonal themes. This one is based on MLK, Jr's birthday. A bunch of white, middle-class folk gathered in a cottage in the redwoods singing spirituals... should be amusing if nothing else.
Sunday: nothing? No, wait. Climbing. For me though, that's relaxing. Jrex can watch football. Both of us will be happy.
I'm afraid I'll fall asleep during the symphony tonight...
Anyone else doing anything fun?