Even though the day is almost over, happy Sunday to everyone! It's been a gloomy weekend, full of clouds of rain, but nonetheless, a very pleasant one (even if it has been filled with reading and homework). Kim and I were finally able to have a "treat yo' self" day of sorts on Friday night, enjoying a couple of milkshakes at a diner called The Original in downtown Berkeley. They were delicious and a very welcome way to end another busy week of school.
We spent the majority of Saturday at the Starbucks downtown. I've been trying desperately to catch up on reading I need to do before the last official day of classes on December 2. I can proudly say that I'm making a dent in my workload (even if it's only a small one). The trip home was certainly an interesting one... anyone that lives in Berkeley knows that often times public transit is the easiest way to get around town and of course, that was our preferred method of getting back home from downtown. Our driver however must have been a little out of sorts. He missed a stop, went too far, turned on the wrong street, just about every mishap imaginable, until one of the passengers started yelling directions to the driver from the back of the bus. Thankfully, we made it to our stop in one piece and got home just in time to let in the AT&T tech that was to fix our Internet connection.
Today has been a relatively calm one. I started the day with a phone call from Chuy. I have to say that being able to hear his voice was definitely worth being woken up at 7:30AM! Kim and I were able to attend the 9:30AM mass at Newman Hall. My main take-away point from the service was that I need to take advantage of my "waiting time," that is, the time I have on this earth, not only before my death, but before the return of the Lord. Just the wake-up call I needed for the motivation problem I've been running up against these last few weeks! On the way out, I grabbed a card from the Christmas tree that had been set up in the back of the chapel. A gift item is written on each card and these gifts will be given to families in need who may not necessarily be able to afford the luxury of Christmas gifts. I've wanted to do something like this for a while so I'm happy to have an opportunity to do so. Other than that, the day has been spent reading for classes. Not necessarily an enjoyable pastime but certainly a necessary one. It'll be a relief to be done with the semester! How many days until Christmas break?