Life: weekend by myself

It was my first weekend by myself because Star left on Tuesday 5AM. It’s the first time we’ll be separated for more than 3 months!!! Compared to the 4 years separation we had before when I was in grad school, 3 months seems not a big deal. But we both know this is not true. After living together for one year and half, we’ve get used to live with each other and we’ve became more indispensable to the other. It was a hard decision for us to do this because this time I’m pregnant and it’s a valuable time to be together. But… tough decisions are still decisions one needs to make. We’re certain that although this is quite a sacrifice, it’s for the best.

The good thing is now that I’m working, so basically I’m literally “alone” only on weekends. During the week, I arrive home after 6pm and go to bed around 10pm, so it doesn’t feel so lonely. But at weekends, things get harder because usually we do things together. Fortunately I’m an independent girl by nature, I can easily find things to do by myself and not feel too lonely. In addition, I have good friends to meet with. πŸ™‚

It was a 5-day week, four of them involved training, so I had to leave home early. I didn’t sleep well during the week, so over the weekend I had to catch up with sleep.

Saturday: I spent the morning working out/showering/breakfast and nap! And then by 11:45 am Sarah came to my place to go to check out the gender of the baby together. Well… it’s official. We’re having a GIRL!!! πŸ˜† And I’ve decided to decorate the nursery in lilac! πŸ˜‰ Very excited about the news! Can’t wait to dress her like a little princess.

After that, we wanted to watch the movie What to expect when you’re expecting, a perfect movie for both mom-to-bes. Due to some traffic issues, we missed the one we planned to see. Sarah was tired, needing a nap urgently (she’s suffering much more the first trimester than me), so I took her home. After having lunch at home and a short nap, I decided to go to cinema by myself. Why not? There’s nothing wrong going alone to the cinema. Other than some strange view of strangers (who I don’t care), it’s the most convenient thing to do, right? You don’t need to agree with anyone about what to watch and when. Just go and enjoy the movie!

The movie is just average, if I’m not pregnant, I’d say it’s a bad movie. It illustrates well the various situations of mom-to-bes, one that got pregnant accidentally and later on had a miscarriage; one that has the worst symptoms; the fitness guru that manages to continue her life when pregnant; the perfect pregnant lady that kept to be as pretty as before pregnancy and a woman waiting to adopt a baby from Ethiopia. These are all possible situations of the pregnancy. It could happen to any of us. But the end result is the same, no matter how easy or how difficult is the pregnancy, the moment the baby arrives, everything seems so irrelevant.

After the movie, I went to Tjs and WF to buy some necessities. By the time I arrived home it was almost 8pm. I had dinner and was exhausted for unknown reasons. Went to bed quite early for weekend standard (11 pm) but slept like a baby.

Sunday: I hired a cleaning lady to come every two weeks and today it was her first time. The least I want to do over weekend is cleaning, so having someone to do the work is extremely important. She spent good 5 hours cleaning the entire house throughly. While she cleaned, I continued to read a work-related book, which I find it so interesting to be worth reading for leisure.

I’m economist and have a vague idea of the problem of poverty, its possible causes and consequences. But this book is eye opening to me, there are so many small issues that one would ignore when designing policies to fight poverty, that would dampen any positive effect.

Oh… I started to read these girls before bed time.

so far so good. Nothing deep but entertaining.

After the cleaning lady left, I had lunch and another nap! I thought about going to do the remaining groceries, but I’m so lazy, all I want to do is lie on the couch and read. In addition, I have a dinner party at my friends house to celebrate their graduation. So I’d better rest and be prepared for the party! πŸ™‚


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5 responses to “Life: weekend by myself

  1. Poor Economics a Radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty looks interesting. I have to admit, as someone who studied development in both masters and undergrad (mostly from a political economic and planning perspective), the economist’s view of development always seemed a bit limited to me (obviously no offense to you or your hard work). I’ll definitely check this book out!

  2. A little girl, that’s so great C! Lilac sounds beautiful, excited to see the room πŸ™‚

  3. Glad you found out for sure that you are having a little girl! Have fun decorating & preparing! πŸ™‚

  4. kristaskravings

    A GIRL!!!! So much fun, Coco!!! And lilac will be just perfect for a little princess! πŸ™‚

  5. Pingback: Pregnancy: what I find surprising part I | Balance, Joy and Delicias

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