After the previous weekend of doing a whole lot of nothing, this weekend was more of my usual pace.
On Friday night, I met up with my friend Elaine for sushi (well sashimi for the person who's off grains) and tea, and then met up with my coworker Alan (the Alan who's a movie buff) to see a late show of Les Miserables. He'd seen it before, but was planning on seeing it a second time so I joined him. (I hadn't seen it yet.) I really loved the first half of the movie, but found that I didn't connect as much with the second half because I thought the love story between Cosette and Marius was weak. Also, the movie was super long and I could have used an intermission... the advantages of theatre over cinema, huh?
On Saturday, I slept in, then went to a yoga class (the same one I went to last weekend), and it turned out that instructor likes to do a yoga bootcamp every once in awhile, and guess what, it was bootcamp time! We used handweights during some of the positions, and there were push-ups during the sun salutations. Ugh... not what I was expecting, but I worked up a good sweat.
That evening I decided to join Alan-the-movie-buff again because he was seeing the movie Quartet (directed by Dustin Hoffman). Boy, did I feel young in that theatre; most of the audience were my parents' age! However, the movie was pleasant with beautiful music so I enjoyed myself.
I was up early for a run on Sunday, then I headed off to my friend Fea's daughter's first birthday party. Fea is a legend when it comes to parties, so when invited, one must attend. The cake was AMAZING. So glad I get a cheat meal every now and then. After the party, I Skyped with Becca T. It was great catching up with her.
And now it's another week. It's the last week of classes for this semester. When it comes to my teaching load, it's the easiest semester I've ever had since I've got the same course periods 1 & 4. That rarely happens when you teach in a small school. I've enjoyed it. Also, all of my kids this semester are great. I could handle this semester going on for the rest of the year. The next one will be more work. Oh well, the light load was good while it lasted.
Hope you all have great weeks!