Benedicta and I took our lunch hour together out of the office today, which was a nice change of scenery. I put my lunch in the microwave and then we went to a little sandwich shop around the corner from work. She is aptly named, because she has been such a blessing in my life. It's funny how often I'm struck with the realization that I miss "girl time". I'm only ever struck with it, though, when I pull my head up from the sand that I call work.
Our other officemate is still talking about doing the bike run this weekend. He found a Groupon for the bike rental at Union Station (ultimately, it's about $20 for a bike, bike lock, helmet, and map for an entire day).. but Roommate #1 is leaving after this weekend, so I'm waiting to hear what plans she's making for us before I buy the Groupon. The apartment will feel a bit empty after she leaves; Roommate #2 and I combined aren't as outspoken as she is!
I left work a bit later than I normally do on Wednesdays, and after a crammed trip home on a metro car with no AC, I ran upstairs and shoved leftovers in the microwave. Nothing new. Sigh. Class let out early tonight, which was a blessing. I don't think any of us were mentally there after the first half. I know my note pages are embarrassingly bare, but the students on either side of me weren't doing much better, so I let it go.
All in all, it was a quiet evening. After coming home with groceries from Walmart, I sat quietly in my room watching a sappy Netflix romance (bad acting, cute story line) and painting my nails. This quiet time was such a blessing because I desperately needed to unwind from the week. There has been so, so, so much interaction with so many different people, and it's become a bit much- I feel so incredibly drained from it. Maybe I'll grab my laptop on Sunday afternoon and run to Ebenezer's coffee shop for a quiet afternoon of recharging.
Sigh. Sunday feels so far away.