January 16, 2009

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?


OTR sister said...

Last night I got together with some girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. Also did happy hour with some friends from work. Tonight I have book club. Sunday we are getting together with another family to have lunch and watch football.

Just lots of visiting with people.

Asianmommy said...

We moved recently, too, and I know what you mean. This weekend, we're going on a quick ski trip, just our little family. Should be fun!

Beloved said...

I went to an indoor farmer's market which was refreshing in the middle of this nasty winter. I also went to Vermont's first vegan cafe which was awesome and to Goodwill where I found 4 fabulous shirts--yay!

Mama Nabi said...

Ha... well, they say that if you move to Minnesota (Minnesota Ice/Nice), it will take an eternity to really make any friends. Most of my friends here tend to be transplants themselves who are unable to break into an already tight group.
Ah... your weekend sounds lovely. I started an interest in climbing before my marriage that never went anywhere. I think I'd enjoy it.