I'm just curious what most of us do on the weekend. I've posted two quick stories on my own website about what I did this weekend (yard work, planting a tree or two) and am curious about what everyone else did.... If it's not a testament to what marriage is (it's 8:30 pm on Saturday and I'm ready to go to bed) but then... I don't have a nice toy like Mike_b...<br><br>So what do you do on the weekend normally?<br><br><br><br>Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.<br>-- Aaron Levenstein
"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Usually sleep later than normal. Ease into the day, get some housework/laundry done, about an hour mid-afternoon nap, begin thinking about dinner and what I might cook, lawn work after dinner when needed (cooler then). All mixed in with some web surfing time. That takes care of Saturday. Sundays it's church (sing in the choir), home for lunch, afternoon nap (I like my nap time), Church youth group early evening. Sundays are not real busy.<br><br>
Loc: Milan (Italy) - Madrid (Spain)
Yesterday some friends of us wanted to taste the spanish "paella" and I went out, buy the ingredients and cooked it for them. Today we waked up late. In the afternoon I'll meet my new friend Barbarella (one of the persons I see on my Chooser) http://homepage.mac.com/Krasni/.Pictures/sceltarisorse.jpg<br>Later we'll go to have dinner with another friends. And that's what we usually do, if we stay here in Milan.<br><br>
Loc: Syracuse, NY
Saturday;<br>Up at 5:30, went to get fuel for my tractor and borrow a tow strap from a neighbor.<br>Using the tractor and tow strap, my oldest son, (17), and I proceeded to pull out of the ground 10 mature juniper shrubs. The junipers were planted in 1989 with the intent of providing screening around the bottom of our porch. They were too overgrown and we wanted to plant something different in that area. We were done with this job by noon. <br>I then cut my grass around my house and at a river lot I own across the street from my house. This took the rest of the afternoon, as the area to cut is approximately 5 acres.<br>At 5 p.m. I took our two youngest kids to a local wholesale club to "stock up" on goodies. Much like you John by 8:30 I was ready for bed. <br>Today is Mother's Day so we will visit my Mom and later my Mom-in-law, otherwise Sunday's are pretty much like Saturday's here.<br>My mac is always on, so when I take a break , I'll check what's going on here and at MC.<br>That's pretty typical of weekends for me.<br><br><br>
Both Saturday & Sunday are much the same;<br><br>Sleep in a little - check 4 forum sites while putzing with some of my graphic apps - at my shop by 1:00 PM - "work" 'til 7:00 PM - back on the net after dinner.<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
#6875 - 05/12/0203:20 PMWhat's With Us Self-Employed Boobs?
Same here, basically more of the same with the Saturday papers thrown in. One day melts into the next, especially when there's a lot of work. The only break is the occasional movie (matinees midweek; a benefit of being self-employed.) I've gotta stop this...<br><br>John<br>[color:red]I don't...</font color=red>
John,<br><br>Let's not forget the perceived notions that we, the self-employed, have the benefits of immense tax write-offs, flexible time management and absolute freedom of lifestyle! <br><br>Care to join me in a little psycho-therapy? <br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
Loc: Syracuse, NY
Sounds like every day is a weekend for you and Lasruk. You guys have too much fun.<br><br>"From the once self-employed"<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mojo_jojo on 05/12/02 12:16 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Weekends are like weekdays to me, except that my kids are home, and my wife works weekend nights (only). As a freelancer, my projects last anywhere from one to four days, unless I take on a long term project, which can last years. So, at the end of each project, I may take a day off. Sometimes there may be a lull in work. Then it's an "unscheduled vacation." You'll typically see more messages from me then. Unfortunately, unscheduled vacations usually mean it's time to be frugal, so I don't usually take long trips then, but stay around here doing housework, yard work, taking care of whatever business has stacked up. But... a typical day for me is like this:<br><br>get up and open my Powerbook while I am brushing my getting my hair brushed and put in a ponytail. Check email. Read comics. Possibly check forums. Go get something to eat and drink. (some days I go over to Starbucks for a morning cappuccino.) Wake kids up (if it's a school day), and make something for them to eat. Take daughter to school. Come home and see my son off (he drives himself to school). Get to work: projects, chores, whatever. At noon or 1:00, I eat something, possibly going out for lunch. Afternoon, I play the piano for one to two hours. Pick up daughter from school. Spend time with her, and with my son when he comes home. Get back to work for a while. Play the piano some more (breaks, about 15 minutes worth, each), read stuff (poetry, books), family time (we all may spend our time at our computers, though, just talking periodically), near sunset, I take the dogs for a walk, then eat dinner, watch Leno or Letterman, sometimes Politically Incorrect. Do a little more work or reading or something. Go to bed.<br><br>I'll check the forum periodically through the day, usually on the way to or from the piano, or anywhere else. It's usually an in-between kind of thing.<br><br>That schedule varies widely. If a project is intense, I may work at it day and night. Sometimes my projects happen to be for me, and it may mean drawing or writing. Then I don't do much else. Some days are more business, some are more fun. Very little tv, really. <br><br>Shooshie<br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
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