Day 11 of Year 26
Easter in Krakow.
I have been told the two main holidays in Poland are Christmas and Easter.
Religion is big here. Which makes sense considering I have seen more nuns in the last two weeks than my entire life. More nuns = more religion.
Basically what that means for me is that everything was closed today. The gym, the grocery store, the mall – you know, the essentials. Pretty much the only things open today are McDonalds and the nightclubs.
Religious Big Macs.
I was planning on doing the Crossfit workout ‘Murph’ outside, but it started raining while I was getting ready. It takes time to convince myself I should Murph. Like 60 minutes laying on bed weighing pros vs cons style of time. I dread it.
Saved by the rain. Impromptu recovery day. AKA hamburgers instead.
While religion is not really my thing, I do like the tradition of days like today for bringing family together. Growing up my mom would transform my bedroom with Easter stuff every year. As I became older, the treats went from chocolate eggs to hollow eggs with money inside. I think it was more incentive to find them. It was our thing.
However, since I am in Poland, there will be no family festivities for me today. No egg twenties to find. A quick phone call with my mom until the wifi became dicy, again.
I have not done a great job with phone calls since arriving in Poland. Most wifi I find is not good enough to have long conversations over whatsapp or Facebook. It turns into the ,’can you hear me now’ game. That game irritates the hell out of me. I should find a proper wifi spot for my calls. Phone calls are better than texting – more personal and detailed.
I did a way better job keeping up with people in Canada when in Amsterdam than in Krakow.
That could be the wifi, or it could be that I do not have a cell phone plan anymore. That means I am only available when using wifi. It has been a new challenge. I do find I am on my phone a lot less, since there is really nothing to check or update. That is a benefit in disguise. I think I wasted a lot of time in the past refreshing apps. Now that is a structural inability for most of my day.
Either way, got to step my communication game up.
Happy Easter :p