Sunday, April 12, 2009
We had Good Friday off of school, so this weekend has been extra long. In celebration, I was able to take Thursday afternoon to cook a big pot of soup for my housemates, bake some cookies, and clean up around the house a bit. The whole weekend I’ve been able to spend lots more time with friends, even while still getting all of my homework done, including a few non-school projects (e.g., my taxes). The addition of just one extra day to the weekend opened up so much time! I’ve laid in the sunshine, gone for long walks, baked three pies (!), eaten a meal with my family, attended a Tenebrae service on Friday and an Easter service today, made good food to have for leftover meals during the coming week, and cherished some friendships long taken for granted as I focused on school. And I’ve still managed to finish all my homework! What a blessing. I’m hoping that this has been a foretaste of what the next year and a half of my life could be like: productive, useful work to keep me from being bored, but plenty of time to keep a neat house, cook healthy and delicious meals, and enjoy life with friends.