When I was a kid, I used to love Sundays. There was no school (yay!), I could sleep as late as I wanted to (yay!), I could watch TV all morning (yay!), and there was always something fun to do in the afternoon (movies! bowling! yay!) and sometimes my parents let me bring a friend (double yay!)
Now that I'm an adult, my Sundays look something like this:
I don't have to go to work (yay!) But my kids are home from school (yay? umm, no, not really)
I have hours and hours to get stuff done (yay!)... like laundry, cleaning, bill paying, and paperwork (not yay).
But I don't actually have hours and hours, because the aforementioned children are soooo booored and want me to take them someplace fun (like the movies or bowling) and pleeeeease can they bring a friend? which means that now I don't have the time to get stuff done nor the money to engage in the aforementioned bill paying.
Many Sundays (like today) there's a family party or dinner to attend at my sister's or my aunt's house. Which means I have to shop for and prepare a dish to bring to the party. (yay)
So now, instead of waking up Sunday morning thinking "It's Sunday! yay!" I wake up thinking "It's Sunday? I better get up! I have soooo much to do!"
So forgive me if the exclamation points have fallen off of my yays.
Here are some easy-to-read links to help you ease into your Sunday:
As the city of Tel Aviv begins to celebrate its 100th birthday, Reuters recommends spending a weekend there: How To Spend A Couple Of Days In Tel Aviv
The NY Times has an article about bloggers who abandon their blog when it fails to meet their expectations: Blogs Falling In An Empty Forest (clever name!)
Dr. Mordechai Kedar on Al jazeera debating a Lebanese cleric about Jerusalem (video) - this was fun.. ------------------------------------------------------ *Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel* ------...
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