Ahh, The Weekend is Here!

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After what has felt like the longest week in the history of… long weeks, the weekend is finally here, and I couldn’t be more pleased. For the first time in about three months, I safely locked my work laptop in a cupboard and went home, leaving it behind. It’s the half – term holidays and even though I am in school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week with the students who are doing extra coursework I am determined that the next few days are going to be spent as a work-free zone. I decided that if the computer was staring at me from the corner of the room I would feel the usual guilt that accompanies having personal time and so I removed the temptation by simply not bringing it with me. I like my job and am lucky to work at a high achieving and well-managed school, but this point in the year (ie. exam season) is always the toughest, and life turns into more of an existence. I’m in early, I leave late, and when I’m away from the place I’m either thinking or dreaming about it.

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I had a few plans for this weekend in that I was going to go an visit my mother ‘oop North’ and go for a meal with some old friends from college, but after astronomical vets and household bills I found that my bank account is so low that the ATM laughed at me when I attempted to draw money out, so this is going to have to be put on hold until next week when I get paid. I don’t worry about things like this usually – the bills are paid, there is enough food in the house to last a while and I don’t have any events booked for the next few days – but it seems lately that when I do actually allow myself some personal time I find that the gods of finance are conspiring against me.

So, what to do with the next three days when, in true British style, it’s heavily raining outside? Any ideas?

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25 thoughts on “Ahh, The Weekend is Here!

  1. I’m so proud of you! I KNOW how hard it is to do that. If you’re a worker bee, you live a die by that computer, and pile of paperwork. So, kudos to you! Enjoy your friends and family and nature and hopefully sunshine…dive into a great book….just enjoy every morsel. I am taking one day to do that very same thing and then I’m diving back in. Only two weeks for me. Have fun Suzie!

  2. Suzie, if you were here in the states, you could come to the laundromat with me and then help me clean the oven, then help me move more of my junk.

    Oh wait…why are you running away? Come back. It IS sunny here, after all. :-p

  3. Come to Las Vegas, we have so much sunshine you can take plenty home with you. Sunny and 80F this morning! Glad your work is done, time to disconnect with a cold one or two. 🙂

  4. Reading, writing (bloggy and actual letters) and if you are me, playing musical chairs with my hair color. I figure if it all goes to heck, I can spend all day Monday washing it LOL.

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