I have been working 4 X 10 shifts at work which result in an extra day off those weeks. When the business needs allow one of those days can be a Friday. When all the stars align then next week the day of can be the Monday resulting in a four day weekend.
This is brilliant. It is just wonderful.
I was off Friday. I lounged around in the morning having extra coffee. I went to Costco and filled a cart. I came home, had lunch and put some ribs in the oven.
I visited on social media sites and blogs. I read a book on my Kobo reader.
I cleaned my kitchen and put away the Costco stuff.
Friday night I was on my Rock Music of Our Time Facebook page (Come join us. Lots of fun) until late enjoying the posted music of the group and posting tons of fabulous rock music myself. Day 1….a great success.
Day 2 (Saturday) I slept in, snuggled in a warm bed. I pulled out my reader and continued with my book propped up in bed until the want of coffee forced me to get up. Did I mention I have the house to myself? Ahhhhh.
I played a hidden object game on the computer that morning. Just a little something to stimulate my mind. I love those games and played this one from start to finish.
Time to pull out the slow cooker for a couple of beef roasts. The house smells of onion and garlic and the cooking beef. The snow is falling lightly and I feel so content and relaxed.
The phone rang and it was my mother-in-law. We talked for an hour and half and it was so nice. I was not in a hurry. I was not tired. I was happy to have a visit on the phone with her.
The afternoon was filled with the cleaning up of my bedroom closet. Packing up items for charity. Folding and hanging. Sorting. All in preparation for a move hopefully in the near future.
More reading, more social media, more computer time. The TV has been off. The snow has been falling but not sticking. It melts on the roadways right away. I don’t have to go anywhere.
By the time my pot roasts are ready I am not hungry but I package them up in vacuum sealed bags in their gravy bath for the freezer. One day when we pull them out for dinner on a busy work week I will smile and remember this loooong weekend of mine.
So today is Sunday. I awoke at 7:30 and again picked up my Kobo reader. I want to finish my book. I have now finished 7 books since I got my reader for Christmas. I used to read all the time but over the last few years have not found the time to relax and grab a book. With the reader I order books through the library and make a point of finishing them before they have to be returned. This is free…FREE PEOPLE… I am happy to be a reader again.
I pull myself out of my warm cocoon and make some coffee. I have some things planned for today. I am going to shower and get dressed. Woohoo. I am going to make my famous meatballs (click here), again loading up the freezer for those mid week meals.
There is a new library book waiting for me that I hope to start today but I am going to also do my laundry and maybe attack a couple hall closets.
There are lots of chores in my weekend but the most amazing feeling is that come tomorrow, Monday, I am still off work. I feel as if I have had a vacation. I will head back to work on Tuesday with a renewed energy and outlook.
This is a most wonderful long weekend and it is doing me a world of good.
So…. how you doin?