I think it has been well established here (through my incessant whining) that I work EVERY. SINGLE. WEEKEND. That is all fine and dandy for paycheck purposes, but it really puts a damper on one's social life. I think it has been almost 3 years since I have been able to do something on a weekend without jumping through more hoops than your average circus tiger.
It has been a pretty constant source of frustration for me.
I have missed birthday parties, weddings, graduations....it stinks. So I finally took steps.
I worked it out with another staff at Job #1 to switch some of our shifts around, giving me every other Sunday completely off work. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but having two days a month when I don't go to work is the most AMAZING feeling right now.
Yesterday was the first Sunday of the new schedule. I was so excited for it to come. I couldn't decide where to start! There are so many things I would like to do....visit with family, take the Sprouts out to do something fun, leave the Sprouts with Mr. Barefoot and go spend a day by myself or with a friend.... The possibilities are endless.
So I know you are all just DYING to know what I did with my day. I will tell you: I ate brunch with my folks and Bro, cleaned my car, and had Loop and Mr. P over in the evening for a visit.
I know it doesn't sound like much, but this was the most relaxed day I have had in ages! Mr. Barefoot was there, so I wasn't spending my day off trying to run herd on two insanely energetic Sprouts by myself. I could up and take off to run errands at any time. There was no nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me that I had BETTER get my butt to bed for a nap.
It was beautiful.
I am going to enjoy this so much!