Friday, February 4, 2011

Favorite Things Friday

Hmmmm. What is my FTF this week? Could it be. . . being at home on a Friday instead of at work? YES! I believe that's it.

In January, I started having every Monday and Friday off and I absolutely love having the time to do the things I want to without having to rush out the door in order to arrive at work at a reasonable time. That's my FTF today--time.

I wish I could have had this parttime schedule a long time ago--I wonder how or if my life would have been different. I like to think that I would have been a more calm and relaxed person when the kids were younger, and would have mastered some of the things I'm still trying to learn--quilting, cooking, gardening. I would have been more well read--I've only started to pick up the occasional novel again and I like it a lot. I think I would have devoted more time to my friends and would have developed more new friends instead of hanging onto the old ones, who I love dearly, because it's simpler that way. I like to think I would have stayed physically fit longer--it's hard to find the time to workout either before work or after and I've neglected that for a long time.

No matter. The past is gone. Now that I do have the leisure time, I want to use it doing the things I have not done for so many years. Starting today!


  1. Fabulous favourite! Time off...I'd definitely love that. Happy FTF! :o)

  2. Good for you! I'd say after 40 years you deserve every Friday and Monday off!

    And, don't worry - it's not too late to be relaxed and make time for your kids now - they probably need you now, too!

    Enjoy your long weekends!

  3. I would love to have Mon & Friday or even just one of those days off.

    Enjoy them.

  4. Having Monday and Friday off now, makes you appreciate it all the more. I would definitely love that too after working full time for so many years.
    Enjoy your time off.

  5. Barb - great minds think alike. Our posts this week are similar arent they?

    I have every second friday off and enjoy that extra day so much!

    I totally agree life is about making the most of the time you have. Im happy your schedule changes are allowing you to make the most of your time!

    Happy FTF. Good to see you again!

  6. Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

  7. great favorite! sounds wonderful ..

  8. Your schedule sounds great. I work from home (or close to it), but Mondays and Wednesdays are usually "light" days and, as a result, they're two of my favorite days of the week!