Saturday, May 19, 2007

Saturday Blah.

There's a quirky part of this experience that I never saw coming. No, it's not the amount of guacamole consumed in a week, but it's the fact that we all hate weekends. This goes against every grain of my American upbringing. Even the most content of Americans who happen to love their job, really enjoy a good weekend. There's even a whole restaurant chain dedicated to the beauty of Fridays (speaking of, I could really go for some JackDaniels Chicken thingys). And I can even remember certain dance moves that would spontaneously occur when I would get to work on a Thursday and realize there was no school on Friday. A 3 or even 4 day weekend seemed like a special gift from the Heavenly realms. All that to say, that is not the case here in "the mala" (as my roommate calls it.) If the Guatemalan population is enjoying time off on a Saturday and Sunday that means one thing to those who are self-centeredly focused on going home: no one is working on your file. Now, on the other hand, Mondays are like a sight for sore eyes. We fostering moms just might start a restaurant of our own down here and call it T.G.I.M., although I'm not sure how well that would go over. So, here I am on a beautiful afternoon and all I keep coming back to is "Blah...it's Saturday." A more mature response might be to leave the bitter discontent and just relax and trust that the Lord can do whatever needs to happen in the five days of the work week. That would be the more mature way of viewing it all. Maybe I'll save that for next weekend, when I've had a little more sleep and Eliot's not running a fever...

7 comments:

Erin said...

If it makes you feel any better, my Saturday was blah, too, though for very different reasons. Manual labor is not my favorite thing to do and messing with chemicals is even LESS my favorite thing to do. Hope Eliot's fever is teeth and nothing more.

here's my story:
www.e-resonance.blogspot.com

Peace to you - Monday is coming! :)

Aunt Manda said...

Katie...sorry to hear that you had a crappy day!!! I am going to trust that it is only going to be better tomorrow(Sunday) and as your week gets started. I pray that Eliot is feeling ok and that it is just because of teething that he is running a fever!!!

Love you both!!!

Melissa Scott said...

Hi Friend....
Just so you know you were my main bogging inspiration as I LOVED reading yours!! Yeah, yesterday was really that kind of day, huh?! Hope El is feeling better and he has some cute white teeth to show for all his pain and suffering!!
Here is a hug for the two of you from the two of us!! Talk to you soon~Mel

Rebecca and Shannon said...

Even here in the States we feel those weekend blues. I love weekends for getting to grill and work in my yard for hours...but I detest the fact that I won't hear any news those 2 days. Know that you're in good company with this Missourian.

Tim & Tracy Lee said...

It was such a blessing to get your blog address from your mom at church a week ago. I've enjoyed seeing what you and Eliot are up to down there in "the mala." We are thinking of and praying for you guys... Have you contacted your US Senator or Congressman in DC? According to Tim they may be able to help you cut through some of that red tape... Love to you both, The Sievers'

Tim & Tracy Lee said...

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Tim & Tracy Lee said...

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