I had plans for last weekend but I got sick and they all got shuffled. Next weekend is Pride so I’m staying in Prague but I’m going after that.
Instead, after my morning lesson today, I went to Divoká Šárka. I’ve been avoiding this area for a full year now because I thought “Eeh, it’s still IN Prague, how good can it be.”
Apparently REALLY GOOD. I did a pretty hard hike, not long (2h) but A LOT of climbing, and I was exhausted but I still feel so alive. The nature is beautiful, the planes are really close 😀 and I was early enough that there was almost no one there! (Also I was totally on an unmarked path so I could perspire and expire in peace and it was well worth it.)
Last week was odd. I saw a Serbian guy steal a bunch of food from Albert and couldn’t gather enough Czech to tell people on time, I saw a little girl standing next to a car and scratching the paint off with her nails, I saw a man with a huge cross chase a homeless man off a tram for humming and walking in place (it’s a thing he does, I’ve seen him around a lot). And in all these situations I was too slow to react (well, the girl afaik was scratching her family’s car, that one I decided was none of my business 😀 ). Still though, I was pretty upset about my own lack of reaction to the other stuff. I REALLY hate causing a fuss in public though *sigh* I don’t even know how to work on that.
I’m making good progress with both my German and my Czech book. I have to remind myself often that it’s perfectly normal to read books slowly when they are in your 4th and 5th language 😀 (Yes I’m claiming French as my third, come at me.)
I bought a cheapo bookshelf! My original plan – and I still think I’ll do it, just now I don’t have to rush my social anxiety – was to get some wooden crates and tie them together into a makeshift shelf, but then I found a lady selling a “shoe rack” for 100czk and I jumped on that instead.
Oh and finally, plant update. The palm tree is doing pretty well despite the parasite. It seems to enjoy the weekly showers 😀 My Winter flower leaves are growing WAY UP and now there’s a full on clover next to them so that’s nice 😀 at least one flower I have is making it. (My succulents now are 50:50, I think I underestimated how much water some of them would need. Whoops.)
Aaaand remember the tiny little plant I stole from Vysehrad? IT’S A BIG BOY NOW!
ETA: duh, I dyed my hair finally. Into my natural color… well, natural if I hadn’t started going gray when I was 25, thanks.