Thanks for the guest post by Rob L.
I just love the feeling of having a weekend to myself where I can kick back and relax without having anything on the schedule at all. After a hectic week of working every day and then handling things for the kids at night, it's always nice when that rare weekend comes along when you can shut the door and spend some time on your schedule instead of someone else's.
On the few weekends when there is nothing scheduled, it's nice to do what you want when you want to do it. There is time for a nice relaxing bath along with scented candles and a good book, and there is time to watch TV and movies to my hearts desire. In fact, it is the perfect time to do nothing if I wish.
One of the things I love to do is go shopping on the Internet. I can look at anything I want without anyone telling me that I don't have enough money to purchase an item that I fall in love with. Recently I have been looking through the home bars to see what type I will buy when I have enough saved. I really like the look of the dark cherry home bars, since the rest of my basement is done in dark woods.
I also like to see the newest handbags on the market since every week something new and exciting is added to the collections. I'm not ashamed to admit that this is one of my downfalls and I have ended up purchasing a new purse here and there during these odd weekends. Sometimes the temptation is too much to handle.
When I feel constructive I'll make a list of all the things that I need to catch up on. Sometimes I'll even attempt to do one or two of these tasks, but often I'll give up before I finish them. After all, it is my weekend and I can delegate my time anyway I want.
And as far as food goes, I’ll stock up Friday on meals that can be thrown into the microwave for the weekend. If I get adventurous I’ll order myself a pizza. I may try some new topping just for fun.
Have you ever had a weekend without commitments and then gave it to yourself to enjoy completely? There's no better feeling in the world and it makes you much more able to confront the day to day scramble of the next workweek that approaches too quickly.