Monday, October 5, 2009

A Day Off

I took yesterday afternoon off from schoolwork. Here's what I did instead:
  • Two loads of laundry
  • Swept and washed the bathroom floors
  • Vacuumed the house
  • Vacuumed the stairs (a separate task from vacuuming the house as far as I'm concerned)
  • Took out the trash
  • Washed my car, including washing all the windows inside and out (first time I'd washed it since April—it was time)
If none of that sounds like a very good day off you won't get any arguments from me.

I could really use a real day off. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm barely keeping up as it is and if I take a whole day off—really take it off—I'm afraid I'll fall behind so fast it would make your head spin. (Or make mine spin, which is probably more important in this case.) This Thursday and Friday are fall break at NC State which, as far as I can tell, won't mean a whole lot to me. It means the two classes I have on Thursday evening won't meet so I'll get a break from that. I'm planning on using the time to do some group work I need to do for one class, though, so I'll be going to school for that instead. (So I won't even save a trip to school this week.) One of the classes isn't meeting on Tuesday evening, either, since the professor is out-of-state this week presenting at a conference. So I get a slight break due to that, too. I'll still have to go to campus on Tuesday for the other class, though, so I'll still be making that trip to school. No rest for the weary.

Hopefully with the break in those two classes this week—and actually not having anything due during the week (until next Sunday for my online class, that is)—I'll FINALLY have a chance to catch up on some things and maybe even get a little ahead. (If I do it'll be short-lived, I'm sure, but every little bit helps.) Getting some things done around the house would help a lot, too; as much as I hate cleaning and doing it yesterday was hardly relaxing it was a good start. Hubby said he'd vacuum my car this week, too; I'm pretty sure it hasn't been vacuumed since we moved to North Carolina over two years ago so having that done will be really nice.

The reality is I probably won't have a real day off until the semester is done in December. So I have a question for all of you: What do you do for fun on a real day off? Maybe you'll inspire me—or at least give me some ideas for December!


  1. A "real" day off. That really just sort of depends. If it's just me and Hubby, we sleep late, drink our coffee outside, take a long shower, go out for lunch, maybe hit the mall or the cinema and then an early supper. Just not being in a rush is the key.

  2. yeah, i don't think cleaning the house and washing the car counts as a day off! LOL a day off for me includes sleeping late and being a total bum, maybe shopping a little

  3. I don't know if I have had a real day off in a while, which is strange when you think about the fact I am not earning a paycheck. But if I do then I may go shopping for ME! This weekend I am supposed to go to the beach with some friends so maybe I'll be able to enjoy some time without looking at the chores at home.

  4. aw, i just saw below, happy anniversary!!!

    yes you DO need a day off! although sometimes it feels good to do some of that maintenance stuff on a day off ... you need a rest! :)

  5. Sleeping in always works for me, followed by coffee. If my computer actually worked, I would probably play games for awhile. Or just spend time with the kiddos.

    On a completely unrelated topic, how do you get the RSS feed on your blog?

  6. Thanks, everyone, for the day off ideas! Sounds like sleeping in wins. Maybe I'll try that someday.

  7. You gave me a flashback! I used to own a house in Slidell that was a two-story. And YES - vacuuming the stairs IS a completely different task! Absolutely it is! (one of the reasons I have a one story now. lol)

    A real day off ~ shopping, going to the movies, taking out my camera and getting up early to catch a pretty sunrise

  8. I always have so much I want to do, I always feel like I failed. Sleeping in is usually at the top of the list though. Reading follows pretty closely.


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