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   Posted 1/15/2010 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
And I don't know about any of you but I'm beat! I'm sure the rest of you are tired by the weekend also. So when you really get tired, and it's the weekend...and a long weekend at that...how do you rejuvenate?

Of course I like to sleep in and not have hubby's alarm go off at some crazy hour while it's still black outside. But when I wake up I like to do stuff for me...and that often includes hubby. Even though it's not just sleeping or resting I like to do something enjoyable even though it takes energy. Something in doing a relaxing activity gets my brain going again. Going outside, if only to walk around the house also perks me up. Just smelling the fresh air or feeling the wind on my face really fills me full of life again. Right now I can hear the wind in the trees...I love wind! And we have a small creek back through the woods and during this time of year I can hear it from the house. That's so peaceful. Some people need to do busy and wild activities to keep going but I prefer calming yet fun things.

What types of things do you prefer to do on a weekend to bring back life to your soul?

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   Posted 1/15/2010 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I work 3rd shift on weekends, Saturday through Monday. There's a major sports event in town bringing over 30,000 people to our area, so our hotel will be full. Lovely. I'm glad we get the business, but it means more work for me. LOL

When I have time to myself, though, throughout the week (when not having bellydance troupe bookings, troupe practices, or troupe meetings) , when feeling well, I workout. Love to workout. Dance all by myself at home, going through some of my favorite choreographies or just dancing freestyle. I like to read, mostly theological stuff, although I like a good fiction here or there. Of course a good bubble bath, and foot soaks. I love foot soaks. My mom just bought me a big bottle of foot salts for Chanukah, so I have plenty in addition to what I already have. I like movies too. Since we know the manager at the movie theater down the street we sometimes get free popcorn & soda if we go on a day he's working. Of course, playing or cuddling with my kitties is my favorite way to relax. :)

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   Posted 1/15/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I like to journal.  It does a world of good for my mind.  When I feel like it I will do some light yoga.  I love to cook but don't cook nearly as much as I use to so if I am feeling up to it I will cook a nice meal for the hubby and me.  Those things tend to help me......Good topic!

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   Posted 1/15/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I had no idea this was a long weekend Chutzie, had to look at the calendar to see what it was.
Weekends aren't any different for me than during the week, unless some family event is going on. DH is home most weekends is the only difference but we have spent a lot of time together this week so he may have to catch up on some work this weekend. We went shopping yesterday afternoon which is what a lot of couples do on the weekends. I have to look at the calendar a lot to see what day of the week it is since it's hard to keep track for me.
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   Posted 1/15/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
In the winter, on weekends, I enjoy watching old movies with DH, going out to dinner,
getting together with our friends to play cards or cook a meal as a group. If it is a nice day,
we enjoy to go for a ride in the car and getting lost in some small town and eating lunch at a
little diner and chatting with the town's people.

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   Posted 1/15/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I am in a long-distance relationship, due to work circumstances. We follow a three week rotation schedule. One weekend, he comes to my house, the next weekend, I go to his house, the third weekend, we each stay home.

The commute is about a three and a half hour drive, each way.

So, relaxing takes on a whole NEW meaning on weekends. We cook, watch movies and football, nap, and that's about IT.
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