What's your favorite way to spend your day off?

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What's your favorite way to spend your day off?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), March 05, 2000


I think it would be the way I spent it today. I worked out a little, cleaned house a little, read a little, watched an episode of General Hospital, had a nice dinner with my man, went to an NA meeting, surfed the web a little, wrote a little. A day of lots of "a littles." Then why am I so restless, irritable, and discontented...? By the way, Al, I like it when your journal recounts your day. It's not the freak factor; it's the complete normalcy, the recognition that your day is just a lot like mine, only different, you know?


-- Sunshyn (sunshyndream@aol.com), March 05, 2000.

Being retired, all my days are "days" off. I do the things necessary to staying alive and well and neat. But, at my own pace - - - and I am the quality control - - Subject to being overruled by Heather. She does it so nicely, diplomatically. So, since retiring at age 69, other than recovering from a bad auto accident and going through the physical therapy - - - it has been fun and games. Now, not being tied to a job or work schedule I can spend the time with the present crop of grandchildren. Most of them have grown up and have children, but my youngest daughter has two kids, a boy about 9 and a girl about 6 and I have been able to attend the birth of the girl and have lavished the love and attention on those two that I would have loved to be able to do the others. I've the senority - - and the best job ever, now.

-- doug (ionoi@webtv.net), March 05, 2000.

My day off starts with staying in bed as long as I wish. (My job demands I get up at 3:15 AM.) I make coffee, I look outside and realize how wonderful it is to be alive. I read the paper. The phone rings, and I don't always answer it. That depends if I am ready to share my day with others. I am not a neat freak, so house work is not high on my list, although my house is nice. I turn on Public Radio, which I have decided I could not live without. I eat a Cliff bar and savor each bite. I live in the moment. My choices for the day are: read? that book on Colette is there. Daydream? Oh yes part of the day will be spent thinking. Going out? Yes, I can do that....perhaps check out TJ Maxx. Dinner with friends? Or dinner with hubby? A movie later or just come home and go online or more reading. Life is good.

-- YvonneGolla (Ybast63350@aol.com), March 05, 2000.

I'm torn between two answers, the first a day starting with sleeping in, taking a quick shower and then putting back on my favorite jammies and lounging on the couch, enjoying snuggles with the kids while watching a movie or reading a good book, occationally dozing off, maybe going out for a couple hours and enjoying the sunshine, but relaxing; the other answer would be something along the lines of getting out early, shopping, doing lunch, maybe a movie, that sort of thing, then again, I also love packing a picnic and hitting the bike trails with hubby and the kids, there's a museum along the path so it's really cool!! I'm totally torn, mostly my favorite way to spend the day is to just be happy!!

-- Glenna B. Yarnot (Glenna@Yarnot.cncfamily.com), March 05, 2000.

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