|Yoshi is ready for his Monday Funday...as soon as he recovers from the weekend.|
In a way, it's nice to create your own weekend (if your job allows). One of the best things about having your week-end on a weekday is that you get at least one day off during the week while the rest of the world works. Most folks I know who work in the tasting rooms around here have that option. For many, it's Tuesday/Wednesday.
But if working weekends and being off on traditional weekdays sounds difficult, consider this: If you need to shop on your "weekend," the stores are uncrowded. If you want to catch a movie, you'll get in without waiting in line. The beach is almost deserted. And let's not even start on how easy it is to get a table if you're going out to dinner in the evening.
Mondays are definitely fun days for me, even when I'm busy catching up on house chores.
Most Mondays I do work here, just like most people do in their homes on their weekends. Mondays are a day of no paid work, but it's the day I clean house, because I know that way it will look pretty good until next weekend. Luckily I don't mind cleaning, so it's not a burdensome activity.
One of the main problems I had back when we had our housekeeper was that she could only come on Fridays (with the idea that this way we'd have a beautiful, clean house for the weekend). She did a great job, but with Big Ag home on normal weekends (tracking half the dirt and grass from the property inside) and me home all day on Sunday after working a long Saturday shift (where I'd cleaned all day, meaning I didn't want to do any cleaning at home), guess how the house looked Sunday night? Right. Like it needed a good housecleaning. Or a small nuclear bomb, detonated in the general vicinity of the kitchen.
And so I've learned that it's better to clean it right before we're gone to our day jobs for several days, because that's what it takes to keep things clean around here...us not being around. Turns out, we are the reason we can't have nice things...or a clean house.
This morning it's chilly and foggy outside and so I'm enjoying the fire and the quiet of the house. Now that I have a more flexible schedule with my new job, I do have the option of going down to the winery garden and working on a Monday if I want or need to, and I don't even have to work Saturdays to make up for it. But I've decided I am going to keep at least some of these Mondays for myself, as I've just come to enjoy having a weekday "weekend."
How about your schedule? Are you a Saturday/Sunday kind of weekend person, or is your weekend a time period of your own creation?