Fridays are, and have always been, my favorite day of the week. I think it’s that way for many of us. Friday marks the end of a long, hard working week. It’s the start of the weekend and a chance to claim a day or so for ourselves – providing the laundry’s caught up and there isn’t a list of ‘to do’s’ staring us down.
Since I write full-time from home, a lot of people think my time is my own. Not so much. In between meeting deadlines and drafting chapters, I’m hopping back and forth to the washing machine and dryer. I’m also dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes and running a few errands. So Friday is my day! The first thing I do on Friday morning is treat myself to a ‘fun’ breakfast. That means no dull boring dry cereal. I usually go between a breakfast sandwich at Starbucks or a muffin from Dunkin Donuts. Occasionally I’ll go for my very favorite – a salt bagel with butter. And real butter, not margarine, not a spread, not an ‘almost butter’ but good old butter. Of course since it’s still a work day I start working after enjoying my ‘fun’ (albeit unhealthy – but it’s ok if you’re eating healthy 90% of the time I’m told) breakfast. The carrot dangling in front of me is that on Fridays I eat lunch out too. Despite my not so healthy breakfast, I steer clear of fast food when it comes to lunch. It’s either a grilled chicken salad from my other favorite eatery, Panera Bread, or a few slices of pizza from my favorite pizzeria.
Now before you think that my Fridays revolve around food, I will say that eating out is just the beginning of my Friday fun. Once my work is done I usually try to get out for a walk or a bike ride. If the weather isn’t cooperating then I treat myself to a favorite old movie – anything from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Funny Farm, my tastes run the gamut. By evening I try to dig into the current book I’m reading and my TBR (To Be Read) pile is taller than I am right now. And if my eyes aren’t too bleary from all that Friday partying (translation: working on my lap top, reading and movie watching) I attempt to stay up late and watch a late show.
Happy Friday! How do you mark the end of the work week?