I had to go for some blood tests, today. Rather than go in first thing in the morning, when they are busiest, and then, rush off to work, I took the day off. So, I was able to sleep in and go for the blood tests around 11:00 a.m., when the morning rush was over. I had to be fasting for the blood tests, so, I was hungry afterwards. I half wanted to get some shopping done, but I knew better than to do so on an empty stomach. So, instead of going shopping, I stopped by my favorite Thai food place and bought some fried rice for lunch. I suppose I could have eaten at the restaurant and done my shopping, afterwards, but I chose to come home and eat. After lunch, instead of going shopping, I took a nap! From about 2:00 p.m. till almost 6:00 p.m.! I was shocked to see it was past 5:45 p.m., when I woke up! I didn't think I had slept for so long. I guess I was really tired! Of course, if I had gone to work, after the lab test, I couldn't have taken a nap.
I had a cup of tea and then, it was time to pick up friend R and go to the temple for meditation. It was another good session and afterwards, we stayed for a portion of the questions and answers session. We were there until almost 9:00 p.m., then, I dropped R off and came home.
Tomorrow evening, the temple is having a special 3-part ceremony: a blessing ceremony, followed by the Sunday school children giving a performance, followed by dinner for all the participants. I am not sure if I will attend the whole thing, but I might go for the first part. If I do decide to participate more fully in the temple activities once I retire, there will be something almost every weekend.
After I came home, I video chatted with my daughter and watched some TV, including some pre-wedding coverage. I am not sure if I will stay up to watch the whole thing, but I am enjoying watching the guests arriving, as I type this.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to take a day off from work
- The blood tests went smoothly
- Friendly, cheerful lab workers
- Afternoon naps
- Being able to attend the meditation session at the temple
How was your Friday? Are you glad that the work week is behind you and you have the weekend to look forward to?