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Fri, 02-27-2004 - 9:30am

Happy Friday!


My question is for SAHMS/PT WOHMS/WAHMS/working moms with non-traditional schedules:

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 11:02am
I walk in on friday and plop down on the couch and say, "where do you wanna go eat?". sometimes we go out and sometimes we just sling some hotdogs or hamburgers on the grill. we are very unstructured at home, so the weekend is kept for any housework, repairs, painting, projects etc.

we are *the* "fly by the seat of your pants" family.

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 11:34am
Saturday 7am as I walk out of the building. Or actually from now til about June, Saturday around noon, as I walk out of the building.

We're on mandatory 10s til further notice (probably through April) and Friday nights are traditionally the busiest days *anyway*, which means we've got to clear everything due before 10am on Monday morning. And most lawyers see Friday as "ooh,, 3 extra days to get work done, so I can send even MORE stuff to the printer" so we generally have between 50-75% more work on Fridays than on any other night.

So, since I'm now working 11a-9am, Saturdays will likely extend towards noon.

Most Saturdays I'll sleep at least a few hours in the afternoon, although sometimes I'm up all day stil around 8 or 9--occasionally as late as 11 or so, but by then I'm dragging. Tomorrow will be a long day since I have a birthday party on the Eastern Shore to attend (my future DIL and future stepgranson's birthdays--officially on March 1, but we're celebrating Saturday). Then I usually sleep til around 3:30 or 4am on Sunday morning, do all my church stuff (long day since I teach Sunday School and monitor the Cribbery for the late service; if I want to attend service myself, I have to go to the 8:30, and don't generally get out of church until 1 or 1:30. I'm usually good on Sundays til the sun goes down and then so do I....like a brick--itt's rare I'm awake after 8pm on Sunday night. then up again around 3:30a, start my laundry, clean the house (all but the vacuum, as my neighbors would likely NOT appreciate it, let alone my roomie :). By 9 or so, the last of the laundry is in the dryer or hung in my bathroom to dry (it's all usually dry by the time I wake up for work) and I have time to just chill or shop or do other errands. Noon is bedtime on Mondays and I sleep until 6 or 7 which is the official end to my weekend. Kinda sucks on the Friday night end of it, but I DO love my Monday mornings :)

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 11:50am

In our house we have fun, free, freaky, frivolous, fabulous...Fridays.

PumpkinAngel

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 11:55am
Well ,right now my working is just a blip on the radar for the week, lol. I consider fridays and saturdays *work days* even though I dont leave the house until 430p. I make a point of NOT making any big plans for those days, and try to get as much sleep as I can the night before, etc.

Sundays is our relaxing day as a family. Dh is usually off and we plan something to do all together. Lay around and drink coffee and read the paper in the morning.

Dh and I, being airline rats, have always worked nontraditional hours and days off. No matter what days our *weekends* have fallen on, we treat them as regular weekends. The *most* enjoyable thing is NOT dealing with crowds if we go somewhere on a weekday. I refuse to go shopping or out anywhere big on the weekend (places like the zoo and waterpark, even the movies, can be totally INSANE up here on a Saturday).

I've actually gotten really spoiled having nontraditional days off-I dont know if I could go back to just weekends off!!

dj

Dj

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 12:52pm

My weekend has suddenly become packed! I wanted to stay in and watch Season 4 of the Sopranos but I am going to be socializing. Saturday, I am visiting my friend with a new baby. It is her first weekend alone since her husband is training for a new position in Detriot. Sunday, I am visiting Devin's grandmother. I try to visit at least once a month.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 1:11pm
I'm outta here at 2:00 every Friday and that starts my weekend. Every Friday I watch 3 kids after school and we usually end up having 2 additional ones come over, so I have about 7 kids at my house until 5-6 p.m. Then they all leave, and sometimes my boys go with them. And then I savor the quiet.
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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 6:02pm
That's easy. I just close the door to my office. And, since we observe the Sabbath (meaning, you're not supposed to work), it's pretty easy for me to stop working. I try to stop working early on Fridays since I have to pick up the house, cook dinner, set the table, etc.

Generally we attend services on Saturday morning, then DS and I nap on Saturday afternoons. On Sundays we usually do something together as a family or work around the house.

Then come Monday it's back to work/school.

outside_the_box_mom

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 6:50pm
That's the biggest pitfall of my career choice -- work never really "ends." I always feel like I have homework to do. I used to work on weekends all the time, but I haven't done that in about a year. I don't really do anything to celebrate the end of the work week, but you're right; it's a good idea.

DH just started working after taking a year off. So his walking in the door on Friday night signals the start of the weekend. He gets up with the boys at least one of the weekend days and lets me sleep in. ;) I am not a morning person, and never will be, apparently.

On weekends we go into Boston to different museums, zoos, battleships, or aquariums. We've seen them all, LOL (if you live in MA, you should check out the Natural History Museum at Harvard -- we just discovered it). Sometimes we go with other families, but sometimes not. We socialize a little, but we're not socialites. I like to have people over for brunch and mimosas on Sundays. Sometimes we visit DH's grandmother (she's 90 and sick, so we do errands/shopping for her every once in a while -- not that often because she lives an hour away, but as often as we can). My parents live three hours away, but we visit with them a lot.

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear it. I just heard the good news and popped back over, just in case you were still checking in.
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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Fri, 02-27-2004 - 8:01pm
There is no beginning and end of my WAH, just projects to get through.

I think I'm mentally ill when it comes to work, most of the jobs I've had drove me crazy because it seemed like there was way too much downtime. I like working at my own pace (most of my former co-workers comment that this makes everyone else look bad, lol.) This is why I think WAH works best for me personally. I also like to work early in the morning with no distractions. If I were in the midst of working on a project and a friend called just to talk, I'd likely be able to really enjoy the interaction because I can't relax until the work is done. Like I said, mentally ill!

Our weekends still feel like weekends here, a lot more now that school is in our lives. Dh is home, there is no 'rush' and room for spontaneity (for example, if dh decides on the spur of the moment that the steakhouse sounds good for dinner, I can't be disappointed for having already made dinner preparations or whatever.)

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In reply to: peteynjoeysmom
Sat, 02-28-2004 - 7:54am

>>My question is for SAHMS/PT WOHMS/WAHMS/working moms with non-traditional schedules:

 

Linda - wife, mother, grandmum                     &nb

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