The world went on without me. There were lots of opinions over politics and political figures. One of my teams kept finding new ways to lose. There was another death of a celebrity whom I associate with my coming-of-age years.
And I did nothing.
I didn’t leave the house much this weekend. I went to church, I went to one of the places where I used to go dancing regularly, I met a friend for lunch, I went for a 27-mile bike ride, and I walked around the big park in my neighborhood catching Pokémon. And that’s it. The rest of the time I was home, sleeping, reading, or playing retro video games.
It was the best weekend I’ve had in a long time. I should do nothing more often. Yay for taking care of myself.
When I got home from church this morning, one of the first things that ran through my mind was, What am I going to do with the rest of the afternoon?
A number of options went through my mind. I had about an hour and a half of grading papers that I brought home. That had to get done at some point. But that left much of the afternoon and evening still unaccounted for. So I started thinking. I have a project I’m working on in the yard little by little. I could work on that. Or I could go for a long walk and play Pokémon. Or I could go take my bike to get fixed, again. I need to find a new bike shop, again. Every single bike shop at my end of town either doesn’t exist anymore or has screwed me over in some way. The most recent one I’ve been to twice for major repairs, and both times, something went wrong again a few rides later. But that’s another story, and the bike is at least still rideable. I haven’t been riding much, though, because either I’ve been busy or it’s been raining.
But I digress.
I decided to do exactly none of these (except for grading, since that had to be done). I’ve been stressed and busy a lot lately, I have things on my mind that I need to process, and I need a day to myself to relax. So that’s what I’ve been doing. And it has been a wonderful afternoon and evening.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA readers, or to anyone else who wishes to take time to be thankful and celebrate family and friends.