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Nudel

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That "Friday Feeling"
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:29:25 PM »
It's Thursday evening and I have what I like to call that Friday feeling. You know that vibe of "One more day/few hours and then two days off for the weekend! Woo." I know that it depends on your actual time and I used to have that Friday feeling on Tuesdays at a different job.

For those of you who are retired now, do you miss that anticipation of the weekend? How does "weekend" in retirement compare for you? It's something I've been pondering. I can logically imagine getting excited about vacation of course.

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Re: That "Friday Feeling"
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 11:00:07 AM »
The feeling is not as pronounced as before retirement but weekends are still special for a few reasons:  DH always cooks something special on Saturday nights, we never have appointments on the weekend so we can forget schedules, we're more likely to see family and friends on the weekend since their schedules are more free then, and we have a "lazy Sunday" rule where we can just do fun things and forget the to-do list without any guilt.  When we lived in the city the weekend was also prime time for jaunts since there was less traffic.  So we still look forward to weekends but without the downside of dreading Mondays.

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Re: That "Friday Feeling"
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 11:10:46 AM »
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Re: That "Friday Feeling"
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 11:52:31 AM »
That Friday Feeling becomes That Monday Feeling.  When all is quiet in the world and you can go places without all the crowds.

I still enjoy Fridays because my son is home from school all weekend and it is Family Time!!  Friday night movies, Saturday morning hikes, science projects galore, bike rides, etc.  Friday night wine is usually in order as well.

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Re: That "Friday Feeling"
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 11:59:25 AM »
That Friday Feeling becomes That Monday Feeling.  When all is quiet in the world and you can go places without all the crowds.

I agree!  (Even though I'm NOT retired.)  My horse-riding friend's on a 4-day week with Mondays off, so that's become our usual riding day.  Even though the places we ride are far from crowded even on the weekends, on Mondays there's often no one around at all.

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Re: That "Friday Feeling"
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 12:49:40 PM »
For those of you who are retired now, do you miss that anticipation of the weekend? How does "weekend" in retirement compare for you? It's something I've been pondering. I can logically imagine getting excited about vacation of course.
Heh.  You're not gonna like reading this.

You know that "Sunday Night Syndrome" of dreading the workweek?  Well, in retirement, on Sunday night you feel like your "Friday Feeling".  However the retirement version lasts for five days instead of two!  You get excited because all the employees will be off the roads (outside rush hour, anyway) and out of the parks/beaches so that you can enjoy a fun-filled day without all the crowds.  You know that you can go to Home Depot at 9 AM on Tuesday to find a half-dozen employees waiting to leisurely talk story with you about the latest in electrical receptacles or water heaters.  You don't even wait at the checkout to ring up your purchases.  If you're away from the business district then you can enjoy a lingering lunch at a restaurant without worrying about the crowds, and there's the whole afternoon left for the library or napping. 

The tough night of the retiree's week is Thursday.  That's when you say "Holy crap it's almost the weekend, so I'd better get all my errands done tomorrow before the roads & stores are jammed!"  Then on Saturday/Sunday we hunker down at home relaxing or working on chores & projects, pretty much hiding from the rest of the working world as they frantically scramble around getting caught up on their errands & shopping.

I don't even enjoy surfing on weekends anymore... not when I know how good it's going to be on Monday morning!

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Re: That "Friday Feeling"
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 12:55:53 PM »
You know that vibe of "One more day

One day more, Another day, another destiny, This never ending road to Calvary