Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday evening blues

Every now and then (like right now) on Sundays, as soon as the sun sets and it gets dark, I start getting depressed. It's a combination of a lot of things, most beginning with "I did not…"

  • do all the chores I needed to do
  • do all the other things I wanted to do
  • get enough sleep or rest
  • read all the blogs, newspapers and book chapters I wanted to read

Weekends are really just not enough to do all these (especially when you only get half of Saturday off from work). But what really gets me depressed is the fact that I only have one night's sleep separating me from another thankless week at work. When I was younger, I felt the same way about school. I think that's why I always end up sleeping very late Sunday nights—you know, trying to keep Monday morning at bay. Because when you sleep, you don't feel time passing and next thing you know it's Monday. How juvenile can one get, right?

I'm not normally this glum, thank goodness. I don't like feeling this way at all—it's tiring and it makes it harder to accomplish anything. There's still some chocolate-filled bonbons in the refrigerator. Time to have a couple, I think.

To those in the same hemisphere as the Philippines: I hope you have a wonderful week. And to those on the other hemisphere: have a peaceful and restful Sunday.

Public domain photo of "Sunset Over the Sahara Desert" by NASA from


Girl Around Ateneo said...

Ms Hilda! I feel the same way! It's like Saturday work is such a waste of precious personal time (as well as jeepney fare and lunch money) since we only work four hours, anyway. I wonder why there's Saturday work in the first place. The university will save a lot of money (spent on electricity, water, manpower, etc) if there's no Saturday work...Syempre we workers will save money, too.

I plan to read and write and live the normal, carefree life of a 20-something year old girl if Saturday work gets scrapped. Hehehe. =) Lahat din ng extra classes/workshops na gusto ko...everything falls on a Saturday. Therefore, wala na dapat Saturday work.

Baka makita niyo ako may placard tomorrow, lobbying for a No Saturday Workweek. Hehehe, I wish! Joke lang.

craig said...

Beautiful colours in this sunset! The most important thing to think is "Did you enjoy your weekend?" If the answer was yes then its all good!

Per Stromsjo said...

I sometimes have the same thoughts but then wise friends tell me to be glad about the things I've done instead of regretting what I didn't do...

HOBO said...

Every sunset says -
"Tomorrow is another new day"
Its time for rest now after a long-days work.

KAkNA said...

I don't know how you can manage with so little time... I often feel like this even after a 2-full-days-weekend! Does everyboday work 5,5 days in Manilla or is your job especially demanding?