Weekend Plans: 02.03.18 “Raining All Weekend” Edition + How do you feel on Fridays? Do you work weekends?

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Happy Friday Dear Blogging Family,

I’m not really sure if I’m super happy it’s Friday or if I’m having a hard day because I’m tired and I still have to get through many hours of work.

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How do you usually feel by Friday? Ecstatic or dead? 

Does the day go by really fast or super slow because you cannot wait for the weekend to begin? Share your thoughts with me.

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If you work weekends, which I have for so many years before, I hope work is good to you and that your day off comes soon enough. I didn’t mind Saturdays but I always hated working on Sundays. Imagine working 8 p.m to 1 a.m on a Sunday. Gosh, I’m tired just thinking about it.

Thankfully, I no longer work on weekends, which is great for other reasons too, as Rui used to be at home while I was working because he never worked weekends.

So Friday is here and I need to make some plans.

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This weekend I’d like to:

  • Watch the Oscars, obviously. This Sunday. I mean, for me it’s actually on Monday, since it does not start until 1 a.m. I really hope I don’t get sleepy and miss it like I did last year. #shameonme
  • Watch the six nominees for best picture I haven’t seen yet. I’m hoping to get started on this tonight. How am I going to watch 6 movies in 2 days? Well, it’s raining so it’s not like I’m actually going anywhere. We had planed on doing some gardening but that is obviously not happening because of the bad weather.
  • Laundry. When it’s raining, we use our indoor hanger combined with our dehumidifier and our space heater, sometimes. We don’t own a drier. I kind of thought about buying a washer/drying when we bought our washer a few months ago but it was twice as expensive, it’s a waste of energy, not environmentally friendly, and we don’t have a real need for it because we get so much sun in Portugal, which allows us to dry our clothes outside most of the time. It’s also easy to dry them inside when it’s raining. If we’re desperate or if it has been raining for a few weeks we just go to the wash station to dry our laundry. It’s not expensive and it only happens on occasion. I have a ton of laundry to put away too.
  • Clean/Organize our bedroom (which doubles as my home office). This includes: Dusting, cleaning the surfaces, vacuuming the floor and rugs, mopping the floor, changing our sheets, cleaning the windows a bit. We have this table (that used to be Rui’s desk) that I’m using as a vanity but it’s huge (1.50 m long) and it’s taking way too much space so I’m definitely disassembling it and storing it in the garage because I don’t think we have a place for it anywhere in the house. Our bedroom is big enough but this table just takes too much space and I don’t want the room to look too cluttered.
  • Clean our living room. We should definitely get our sofa covers washed. I feel like we’re always doing this but they’re whitish and we have a dog. She doesn’t think to clean her dirty paws before going inside, the bitch! I hate to throw a blanket on the sofa but I need to accept the fact that old people are right and it really saves the covers a lot of washed. If IKEA didn’t charge 60€ for covers for a 300€ couch I would have bough new covers by now. I feel like they’re too expensive and I’d be better off buying a new, used sofa. We need to dust, vacuum and mop the floor.
  • Clean our kitchen. I really want to go through every single item in our kitchen and do a general de-clutter and deep cleaning. Let’s hope I’m not as lazy as last weekend.
  • Work on my freelance work project for a few hours.
  • Read blogs.
  • Update my planner for next week.

What about you? Big plans for the weekend?

Let’s talk soon.

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*Beautiful rainy pictures are from Pixabay

14 thoughts on “Weekend Plans: 02.03.18 “Raining All Weekend” Edition + How do you feel on Fridays? Do you work weekends?

  1. 6 movies in 2 days! That is a challenge!

    I work every other weekend! I have another 2.5-3hours work to do then my weekend OFF starts 🙂 Pleased to have returned from sick leave and managed 3 days Work 🙂 Meeting a friend for a drink after work 🙂

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  2. I never remember to watch awards and then when I catch some I always feel like I’ve missed some really great works. I should watch something tonight to at least not be completely out of it.

    You doing laundry inside or line drying is great. It’s pretty rare in these parts. I only hang the occasional panties up to dry, but I should also do it more often.

    I always felt super energetic on Fridays knowing it almost time to go! 💜

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    • From the one I’ve watched my favorite is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, which I think might get the Oscar.

      I wish we had your climate, it’s perfect to dry your laundry outside. Good for the planet, your clothes last longer and you save so much money on electricity bills. I find it so strange that everyone in The US seems to use a drier all year round, even when it’s so hot you can literally dry a whole load of laundry outside in 30 minutes. It’s a comfort thing I guess. Way easier to shove it in the drier than hang piece by piece. I definitely understand.

      You’re always energetic, hun, I wish I could be as active as you ❤️

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      • That title sounds vaguely familiar. I’ll see about making that one my starting point. I can’t speak for all Americans, but I definitely think that people (including myself most often) want as little manual labor as possible! Also, I feel like most people see hanging laundry as something reserved for poor people, like why else would a person hang their laundry for others to see? Even poor people go to the laundromat here. I’ve really only seen people from the islands hanging their clothes because they get it, you know. Thanks for the reminder though. I have a load of laundry to do, and I think I’ll aspire to be more like you. 🙂

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  3. I agree that it’s hard to work on Sundays!
    Sunday’s are days for sleeping and resting for me.
    Even if I try to be productive, it rarely works!
    I’m going to spend this weekend relaxing and seeing friends, but wish I could be as productive as you!

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  4. If I hadn’t seen your comment about the planner, I would have forgotten to update my bullet journal again 🙂

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