Monday, August 10, 2009

At Week End

"Knees" - Dora Natella

I have a standard 40 hour work week. Tack on another half-to full hour on either end for the commute, you have about 50 hours give to take devoted to work and work related travel.
That doesn't leave much time for laundry (I do not have facilities on site), routine house-cleaning, cleaning around the building, grounds, yard work, and / or any diy projects I might decide need attacking. Throw in a trip to the barber, grocery store, workouts, a chore or two for mom, and a little thing called sleep that leaves even less time, during the week.
Still, I try to do as much as I can during the week to allow a little bit of pure leisure time over the weekend in keeping with my concerted efforts to get out, be more active and sociable.
Never-the-less, more often than not, my weekends are full of said routine tasks and chores. I find that there simply isn't enough time before or after work to do too much beyond a perfunctory (ok, maybe a little more than perfunctory) workout.

The week ending 5:00 p.m. 8/7/2009 ended one of the longest work weeks in recent memory. By 5:10 p.m. I'd thrown my brain into full leisure mode, preparing for my evening out with some Thrifty Queer Adventurers and yes, Friday night was karaoke night and no, yours truly did not perform, this time. On Sunday I communed with some woman made artwork.* I only wish I'd known before this weekend, last Friday was the artist reception. That would have been cool. Next time, for sure.

One day down, four to go, here's to the weekend.

*click on photo for link to site.


  1. Some weeks, I just feel like I am truly living for the weekend. Others, not so much. But...always...I think I have it over the leisure class in that I KNOW enough to appreciate down time. Not that Paris Hilton needs my sympathy, but I'll bet that she and her type have no idea what it feels like to wake up at 5 a.m. on a Saturday and just smile because you know that alarm isn't going to go off.

    And hey, Deb? I woke up a few mornings ago with the thought that one day, your son was going to be a very famous actor (the reviews for his last work were pretty spectacular, yes?) So...maybe...just will be the leisure class one day! The women in my family are known for their "third eye" about things such as this, so count on it.

  2. I Definately live for the weekend too!I I love it.

    PS How is the blabbermouth doing, did she calm down any?

  3. Maria, I'll hold to that thought, if not for my leisure, then certainly for his pleasure. :)

    Kmae, no blabbermouth hasn't calmed down any. Hi-ever, software training has begun. That has kept the chatter down a tad.

  4. It's great when the brain chatter calms down, isn't it? Relaxing cannot be overrated.


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