Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Two-Day Week

Yesterday was Constitution Day here in Spain, so there were no classes.  I slept in and went to frisbee pick-up in the afternoon.

Today was a normal day, but tomorrow is another holiday: the Day of the Immaculate Conception; so we don't have school tomorrow either.  And when holidays fall one day away from the weekend, what they often do in Spain is give you the next day off too, making a puente (the word literally means "bridge," but it's also the name for these long weekends).  So this weekend is a puente since there are no classes on Thursday or Friday.

To get out of Madrid and take advantage of the days off, I'm headed to Oliva (near Valencia) tomorrow morning, where Gregorio's parents live.  Gregorio and I are driving there tomorrow morning and I'm taking a bus back to Madrid Sunday night (he's staying longer, using some more vacation days from work).

What are you doing this weekend?


  1. Going to Eau Claire, then seeing Bon Iver on Monday!

  2. Only "thinking" about tree and lights.

  3. Really getting a tree on Sunday...before the Packer game!