Lonely on the weekends

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Lonely on the weekends
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Sun, 06-23-2013 - 11:03am

After several months of not being able to sign on and post on the boards, I've finally made success!  

Ok, now that's over, does anyone ever feel a little depressed on the weekends?  Seems like I'm perfectly fine during the work week because I'm busy and my mind doesn't tend to go idle.  I do look forward to the weekends just so I can sleep in!  But when I have nothing planned, I tend to either clean or do laundry, read, or watch a film.  I just settled into my new place after moving a little over a month ago so I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.  

I'm just curious if anyone else has felt this way.  

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Registered: 11-04-2012
Sat, 06-29-2013 - 8:25pm

So, you have a 4-day weekend coming up!  That is always exciting to look forward to.  I hope it's great fun!  You certainly were planning well in advance, to ask for the 5th off 2 months in advance!  That's thinking ahead. 

My holidays always start this weekend.  I work in the schools so I have the same holidays.  Our schools finished the 28th of June, so this has been my first day off.  It doesn't really seem as if I am on holiday yet.  I am looking forward to Ribfest tomorrow.  There's lots of great food (ribs) and wonderful bands playing all afternoon and evening.  The weather is supposed to be nice, not too hot.  I am meeting my wacky girlfriend there.  We will laugh and eat and talk, and probably take a few pictures.  She shares my enthusiasm for photography. We may even be able to sit in the VIP tent, as a friend is very involved in the planning and usually has tickets to spare.

I hope your upcoming 4th of July celebration is everything you anticipate (and more!)

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Sat, 06-29-2013 - 7:57pm

Oh those events sound like a lot of fun.  Definitely worth going out & seeing =]  And happy Canada Day to you!

We have our Fourth of July coming up here in the States next week.  And I actually requested that following Friday off from work two months ago!  I tend to sleep in that Friday & maybe hit the gym.

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Sat, 06-29-2013 - 5:51pm

Thanks for the Canada Day wishes. 

It's a shame you can't get yourself a 4-day weekend somehow.  Can you accumulate some overtime and take time off in lieu of overtime pay?  I am fortunate that I am able to work things that way!  

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Sat, 06-29-2013 - 11:23am

Happy Canada day.  I've been to Canada on Canada Day a couple of times--it was probably by accident, but it was enjoyable.  I think both times I was in Montreal.  I am annoyed that July 4th is on a Thursday.  I bet a lot of people are taking the Friday off to make it an extra long weekend, but I can't afford another day w/o pay.

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Sat, 06-29-2013 - 8:53am

For me there is lots to do this weekend.  It is Canada Day weekend, so it's 3 days , and also the start of my summer vacation.  The Tall Ships are in the harbour for a few days, Ribfest is on, and there are special planes at the Warplane Heritage Museum.  Lots of  different things to photograph and interesting places to go. But first, I am off to get my hair done.

I wish a pleasant weekend to all of you.  

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Wed, 06-26-2013 - 7:20am

I can definitely get lonely in weekends! Especially Sundays. On Saturdays, if I don´t have plans and not visiting my parents (and that is more the rule than the exception), I sleep in, have a late and long breakfast and go out shopping (or just window-shopping). Even if I do not meet anyone I know for coffee or just a chat, it is nice being out and see people. I usually sit down for a while with a coffee/lunch and something to read, and look at people. :-) Then I go home and play music, watch TV/movie and make dinner. Sundays are worse. If the weather is OK, I take a walk or ride my bike, being out a few hours. Maybe bring a book for a reading break.  Then it is nothing the rest of the day.

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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 9:09pm

Yes, not all meetups are just for singles.  The ones that are usually specifically say so, but for example, I was in a movie group and a dinner group that were for anyone.

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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 8:22pm

I did manage to take a quick look on meetups in my area, and there is one for hiking and also another for photography.  These are definitely worth looking into to keep myself busy over the summer.

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Tue, 06-25-2013 - 7:48pm
I don't mind at all! It's cool to read posts from others who are not single. It makes me (and others) feel better that it's not just us single people who have a tendency to feel lonely on the weekends. I actually went to the meetup.com website and they do have interesting groups in my area. You may want to check out and see what they have available in your area, too. I found there a large hiking group in my area that meets up at a local park very close to my work on Monday evenings. I may join them. The only thing that holds me back is that it's so stinkin' hot this time of year.
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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 11:54pm

I hope you don't mind another married woman posting here. 

I am frequently lonely on the weekends.  My hubby and I work opposite shifts - his includes nights on the weekends. Mine are straight days.  This is not a new situation for us, but now that our kids are grown up I am having trouble filling my weekends.  I have single friends to do things with, but our interests don't always coincide.  I had never heard of meetup groups but am definitely going to check that out.  Thanks for a great idea.

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