This weekend has been the perfect mix of productivity and relaxation. Allow me to enlighten you all as to my doings over the weekend.
I was awarded a new contract today to write up a resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. The morning was spent firming up the details of that and getting the required documents. My afternoon was spent at beach, although I wasn’t there very long as the sky all around was super dark. Although it did make for a really neat contrast against the turquoise water and coloured fishing boats. Anyway, after about an hour, I made my way home. And I got home just in time as it was raining pretty hard by the time I unlocked my door. The rest of the evening was spent making pizza, watching Criminal Minds and knitting. Glorious!
My friend Jacqui picked me up this rainy morning so I could return my empty beer bottles. I figured the deposits were better in my pocket. Alright, so I put the $7.20 BBD towards another six Banks. Money well spent, I think. In the parking lot of the mall, I saw a neat looking bird (and my Google search powers are telling me it’s a Green Heron):
We then made our way to The Pastry Box at the Limegrove Centre for coffee. The beautiful thing about Barbados is that you can sit at a coffee shop for hours, talking, even if your coffee cup is empty. We were there for almost 2.5 hours, just talking and catching up on gossip. When I got home, it was still raining and drizzly. So I read through the resumes that I would be working from. I realized that I needed to talk to the client, so I scheduled a Skype call for Sunday morning. The rest of Saturday was quiet. Dinner was stuffed peppers that were amazingly tasty and I will make again.
I woke up early this morning so I could prepare for my Skype call. Between that, the call, and the work I did afterward, I did 4 hours of actual work today. Pretty productive, if I may say so. After that I had lunch (leftover stuffed pepper) and knit for a bit. At 2:30, I decided it was beach time. And I am so glad I did. Imagine the most perfectly clear turquoise water and that was the beach today. The water was calm, and so clear. I could see schools of fish swimming underneath me. The beach was really busy though. I’m not sure if it was a Stag & Doe thing, or an after wedding party, but there was a catamaran and five or six boats in. And all kinds of screaming, celebrating people.
I didn’t mind at all though. I reveled in the water, floating and eating my mango, the way the locals do.