3/26/10

Free Fridays!

Some of you may remember the school I work for goes to a 4-day week in March, and so I now have all my Fridays off until school gets out in May!

It's such a treat getting a 3-day weekend, the poor Hubster is very stoic about it. But it's kind of nice to have a day just for me, when I can decide what I want to do and not consider anyone else. It also gives me time to do those things I hate to do at the weekend when we have time together, like housework!

So today my plan is to finish the curtains I am making for our bedroom whilst watching Twilight: New Moon, which the Hubster has no interest in. The weather is going to be great too, so a bit of gardening later and I need to get out and take some photographs for my course assignment this week. And I might even fit in a little bit of housework along the way!

But first things first, it's 10am and I'm still in my PJ's!

18 comments:

CambridgeLady said...

Wow - that's a bonus :o)

But how do the parents cope with their kids being off school when they have to work? They'd better not try that here! :S

Have a good (long) weekend!

gigihawaii said...

Wait til you are retired, like me! I am presently writing a cookbook, tentatively titled EASY RECIPES, EASY COOKING. Due out in 2012.

Daryl said...

We have half day Fridays beginning with the Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day .. and last year I took off Friday completely beginning with July 4th weekend ... 10 lovely long weekends ... ahhhh .. bliss, and I intend on doing it again this year... woot for me ... and for your 3 day weekends!!!!

Pat said...

Ahh, you're getting a taste of what it's like to be retired! Every day is Saturday except for Sunday.

Is the school district having the 4-day weeks because of budget cuts? Do the teachers have to cram in 25% more teaching of the basics in each of those days now?

Maybe this is the wave of the future for many school districts in this country.

Sandi McBride said...

So glad you have a day to call your own...hold onto it tight! I am totally addicted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and into season 3 on DVD now...wow, I love that Angel lol!
Sandi

Gaelyn said...

Very nice to have a day to yourself. I love my 3 day weekends, when I'm working. Enjoy, and try not to do too much housework, pics sounds like more fun.

Almost American said...

Ooh - I wanna work there too!

Seriously though, what is the reasoning for doing that, and what do working parents do for childcare on Fridays?

Sherri said...

How wonderful to have every Friday off!! That would be my perfect work week! Enjoy your Fridays!

Robin said...

Tell us more about the photography class you're taking!

Snippety Gibbet said...

What a fabulous way to do the count down to the end of school. A four day week. Wow. Have you any idea of my envy??????

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

As much as I love Sweetie and Son a day for me every once in a while is wonderful. So enjoy!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sounds like the perfect job !
I like working when other people are off, does that make sense ?
Maybe it's more i like being off, when other's are working...yep that's it !
Enjoy your 'me' time ;)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great idea of the school to do it this way. Does that take place of what we call Spring Break???? I like it... Having 3 day weekends is really nice!!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Betsy

Florence and Mary said...

How lucky... now I wonder can I introduce that at work do you think?

Victoria x

Pam said...

Le Sigh on the 4-day work week!!! I'm going to be getting that soon in the way of a furlough, I reckon. What are you doing lately in the way of assignments? And hey on the day you are in town - are you heading straight back or sticking around for dinner out somewhere (hint)

imac said...

Do I smell that coffee pot??
Enjoy.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

The reason is we go way over the number of days/hours we need even with the Fridays off. Plus we only take a 2 day spring break.

It has become a tradition where we are, in fact other schools go to 4 days from Jan 1st, so the parents are used tomaing arrangements.

Ishtar said...

Not to forget, blogging takes it time too! Glad to hear that you have a 3 day long weekend for a while. That's an awesome treat!