Thursday, September 07, 2006

Living for the Weekend

I can't wait for the weekend to begin. I am going to spend a great deal of time doing me stuff. These past two weeks have been insane at work. So I haven't had time to do anything other than work. This weekend, I've got an article to finish, some movies to watch, a house to clean, my hair to wash, an exercise regimen to re-jump start, laundry to do, my life-changing project to start up again, and tons of books to start reading. Despite its look, I'm looking forward to tackling this list.

No friend has called me to make plans for the weekend. Actually, people don't usually call me to make plans. I go out often enough, but my phone isn't really blowing up with invites. When I was younger, I used to take that soooo personally! No one really liked me enough to party with me! Wah, wah, wah! But now when I don't have plans, I instantly think to all the "me" stuff that I have/want to do. I think to all the quality time I can spend with Ella.

Pssst...actually, I might have a date tomorrow night. But other than that, I don't have plans.


Kelly said...

"Me stuff" is so important and too often, we neglect it. I, too, used to take it personally if my phone wasn't ringing off the proverbial hook, but now that's just fine with me.

Have a great time with everything and good luck on the date. :)

Vaslav said...

Me stuff is a gift to yourself. I am happy to hear that you can look forward to it. Especially when you are stressed at work.
As far as the phone ringing...since i started working full time last year, I had to cut down on calling my friends, going to writing groups, etc., and I wasn;t happy to find out that they didn't rush in to pick up the slack. Where were they when I needed them? When none of my women friends called on my birthday - as happened this year - I felt sad.Then I realized that I had to be more direct with them about asking for what I needed. If I have to be the one to call, I now think that my willingness to do that is a positive part of my personality, one that has a good effect on me and my friends. Not everyone is good at keeping up connections, even if they know it makes for a richer life.