Yep! And not because Monday is Columbus Day...it's not like I work for the Post Office. I have a day off tomorrow, and for the first time in my life as a working person, I am not traveling anywhere on my day off. My excitement about this is almost irrational! We had almost planned a trip to the Grand Canyon but decided to stick around here and take our new mountain bikes out, and now I am so glad! Also, I do my first night shift on Monday, so I don't go into work till 2. That's like a 3 and 1/2 day weekend!
Even though I have every weekend off, I still feel like every bit of time is planned or scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. For example, I'll get up and work out, eat breakfast, watch one or two shows from the week, shower, go to wherever we're going, etc., etc., etc. But with one extra day, I'm just going to do whatever I want and not worry about an agenda or cramming in all the leisure activities I am hoping to partake in over the weekend.
Some things we hope to accomplish are: hanging out with our friend Nick, possibly attending the Taco Festival, definitely going on a bike ride, and tailgating for the Cardinals game on Sunday. I love being a woman of leisure! If only this could be a permanent lifestyle. I still think being a working person totally sucks, even though it's pretty much the standard American lifestyle and everybody has to work (minus the independently wealthy, I suppose). People who use that stupid mantra, "Do a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life" are full of crap. Unless you're a talented artist, supermodel, author, professional athlete, or a few other cool things, your job probably isn't that great or at least has more than a few downfalls. You can like your job, that's fine, but nobody can really enjoy working 100% of the time. Or those who say, "Oh I would be so bored if I didn't work," are definitely the opposite of me. I have a list a mile long of things I would prefer to do instead of working...and shopping is not the only thing on the list. Okay, Dylan just walked in the door, time to enjoy life!