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Unexpected day off- what to do?

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GirlFliesHome · 03/06/2019 16:04

My 'leisure time' chip has broken.

If you had an unexpected day off from working, how would you spend it?

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bundleeveryfight · 03/06/2019 16:08

Totally boring but I'd tidy/ clean the house, catch up on life admin. Maybe do some hobby stuff like playing the piano or reading then probs end up watching mindless junk on Netflix. Definitely all in my PJs

WhatHaveIFound · 03/06/2019 16:09

Right now i'd probably just go to bed as i'm in terrible pain.

Normally i'd be down the gym, catching up on Netflix or doing some batch cooking/baking.

cheeseislife8 · 03/06/2019 16:09

It's sunny here so I'd be out for a walk!

GirlFliesHome · 03/06/2019 16:11

See- that is pretty much all I can think of! I have fallen out of the habit of doing things for myself. If it were DH he would head off to the beacj with his kayak. All I can think of is changing the bedsheets and watching Real Housewives.

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BarbaraofSevillle · 03/06/2019 16:22

I'd go out for a walk, nice lunch, sit in the garden for a bit if it's nice (it's sunny but looks a bit windy here, so would depend on finding a sheltered spot that's still sunny) or if it isn't sitting in the sun weather, catch up on Chernobyl because I want to watch it and haven't yet.

I did make a start the other day, but I was eating toast and couldn't hear the dialogue very well so I turned it off and didn't get round to putting it back on again.

happypotamus · 03/06/2019 16:46

I want a random day off work, mostly I want to not have to go to work tonight because I am tired alreadySad
But, in your situation, I would probably tidy up the house because it is a tip, lie on the settee and watch something I recorded 2 years ago on tv and haven't got round to watching yet, catch up on the ironing, maybe go to town to buy father's day cards and look for inspiration for what to buy my dad and DH who are both difficult to buy for.

Kalim8 · 03/06/2019 17:06

I'd go out for the day - probably a national Trust/English heritage property - and have a nice lunch there.
(I did that and didn't tell a soul, I was beaming from ear to ear at the feeling of freedom!)

Stravapalava · 03/06/2019 19:11

Go for a long run.
Watch a film (I literally never do this), I might even nip to tescos for some pick & mix.

GirlFliesHome · 04/06/2019 06:18

There are no films on thatI wish to watch sadly, as I love doing that.

I have decided to go to the garden centre and spend a ton of money on plants. Then I shall drive to the beach and have a long walk followed by a cream tea. I shall then cook myself a lovely dinner.

I have totally lost the ability to do anything for me and not for my work or my family. My DH managed to hold on to his hobbies and his own self when we had DCs. I seem to have subsumed myself into the needs of everyone around me.

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bundleeveryfight · 04/06/2019 07:25

Hope you have a good day!

I'm very jealous of your lovely plans!

buckeejit · 04/06/2019 07:51

Me too! I'm going to have a cuppa, make a shopping list, quickly clean the bathroom, go to toddlers group even though I have no children (to have a catch-up), then go buy a massive plant pot for my olive tree & come home & pot it up while listening to my audiobook. And get bloody groceries!

GirlFliesHome · 04/06/2019 07:53

that sounds a lovely day

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ClashCityRocker · 04/06/2019 07:57

That sounds a lovely day!

Last time I had one (and the weather was playing ball), I got the train to the coast, had a lovely breakfast and went for a long walk before going to sit on the beach with a book. Hugely relaxing.

Sometimes I like to book a day off when I've got nothing on. I find them hugely beneficial.

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