what’s a typical weekday for you?

@SIMPLYD (83191)
Philippines
September 28, 2011 8:19pm CST
Me, being a working woman, would always wake up at 5:00 am to prepare breakfast and myself to work . I see to it that I should be riding a jeep to the office at 7:30 am to avoid getting late. Work will not be always at my desk. I would sometimes be entertaining some guests of the company and this is what I like best in my work. I would tour them around all the businesses of the owner of our company. I would tour them on the owner’s resort , hotels and mall. Most of all, I get to eat my favorite foods when mealtime comes, because of course the money is with me. Evenings would mean exercise, once I get home. When husband arrives,we would always watch our favorite TV shows together in our bedroom, while we also get to share our activities for that day. How about your typical weekday ?
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
29 Sep 11
I am still a college student here.. Every morning, I will ride train to reach my campus. And then, I will be on campus till the night comes.. :p Campus life is great. It is not only about study and doing researches. It is also joining some organizations, participate in social charities, hanging out with friends, and much more. I think I am not bored with my campus life yet..
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Yes, weekdays for students are of course usually in school. So what time d you go to school? I am glad that you do enjoy schooling. Some students though would not say that. Keep up the enthusiasm in your studies.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
30 Sep 11
Usually, it is at 8 AM. Well, if it is only study, then maybe I will get bored too :P. But it is not only study, I also enjoy my another campus activities!
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@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Oct 11
My years living on campus at UCLA were some of the best of my life. We are still in touch with our many friends we met there, and in the dorm we shared meals with our friend in the dining hall, could socialize in the downstairs lounge, and talk until all hours in our rooms about anything. Like MyLot, there were people there from many countries, and the experience of getting to know so many broadened the horizons of my life. The conversations I had with people on campus and in the dorm helped me form my values even as I learned to understand those who had different ones. Oh, yes. I also went to class most of the time and studied. And I took home a husband as a souvenir.
@00fear (3209)
• United States
29 Sep 11
I find myself waking up at 7am and go to work or school depending what day it is. I go to work like around 7:30am to get there at 8am (its a close job). When I get home at 4pm or 5pm, I watch tv and then go take a wake. After, I walking, I spend another hour practicing soccer moves for whenever I want someone to really teach me, I have some skills I can show him to know how I do. Later, I come back to my room and use the computer for a while. If my both of my brothers are downstairs, I go talk to them instead. After I go to sleep again to repeat the cycle again.
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
So you see, a typical weekday is mostly on work or school. But then, after the day, we get to relax in anything we choose to do . Wow, yours is a hectic night of activities. That's good to know.
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@00fear (3209)
• United States
30 Sep 11
Thanks haha you too. Going to do exercise. I want to and actually need to start getting a gym membership. Haha. Now Saturdays and Sundays (sometimes Fridays), are a bit different.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
yes, weekdays are entirely different with weekends. We get to relax and do other things on weekends. But on weekdays, we are busy with either our work and studies.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Like you i also wake up early because i have kids going to school, i prepare breakfast for them and prepare what they need in school like they snacks, bags and uniforms..so by the time they wake up its all prepared and after they are all set, i make sure hubby is all set too and lol they all wait for me to finish too! Though at times unfair because they would rush me! anyways, thats a typical morning for us, which at times my daughter makes it hard because she is a heavy sleeper! But we always make sure we leave the house by 6:30 in the morning so no one is late, my daughter's class is at 7:15 and my son is at 8, he is a bit early but he got used to it. I am early too which also is advantage for me at work..then i work from 8 to 5 pm..then go back home, do the chores, help the kids study then cuddle with them so they could sleep..and i also make sure me and hubby get to bond as well and talk..so thats a typical day for us.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Well, when our only child was only a kid then, i would usually wake up early and prepare a heavy breakfast for everybody. But not anymore, because she's big and is staying at her dorm for her studies. I now just put on the table the breads and spreads. Then, i prepare my husband's and my oatmeal . It feels good to be able to do these things despite us having to go to work still. This endears us and makes us indispensable to the family. Yes, we should always make sure that we still get to bond with our hubbies after all chores are done in the evening.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Oh now you make it sound like how i wish my kids are big now! lol but really, its nice to really bond with the kids and have fun with hubby but at times i wish me and huby could really have that quality time as more often as we like because we rarely get those..one of those 3 kids barge in lol
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Oh yes, it's also fun to have our daughter with us and do some bonding when she was a kid. But then, we all need our quaiity time for ourselves as husband and wife too. I guess, the most that you can do is sen them to sleep early, so they won't disturb your bonding time anymore.
• United States
29 Sep 11
Normally we wake up between 5:00AM - 5:15AM, get ready for work, get the kids ready for school. Be at work by 7:30AM around 8AM take the kids school. Since I am only 10 minutes away from the school my supervisor allows me to take them quickly. Once I return to work I spend most of the time in my office, working in front of the computer, with accounting, purchasing, budgeting and handling administrative duties. I normally leave work around 4:15PM, by the time my hubby picks me up, together we go pick up the children, get home, get dinner ready, get the kids to start homework while dinner is cooking. After dinner shower put the kids to sleep and normally start doing homework myself and then finally relaxing with my hubby. Sometimes we watch TV but sometimes we don't even have the energy for that.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Oh, i guess most of us are already awake at around 5:00 a.m. That way, everything will be in order before we leave for work. It's really tiring during weekdays. Our work plus the chores at home, we really just have to have strategy on how to do them all. We are lucky to have our husband to help us really.
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• United States
30 Sep 11
It is tiring by the time Friday comes along, I normally tell my hubby I don't want to cook, lets go out and eat and call it an early night. Try to relax if I don't have school work ofcourse. But like you said luckily I have him to help me out at home.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Our husbands are luckier to have us. We get to do more chores than them. Yes, on Friday nights, i get to relax because the next day would only be half day at work and it starts a bit later, so i could oversleep an hour too.
@sunli123 (540)
• China
29 Sep 11
I only cook breakfast in winter. So in the other three seasons, I usually wake up at 6:40am, then go to the bus station, arrive at my company before 8:00, view the e-mails and reply. My daily work is dealing with customers purchase orders, routine complaints and arranging shipments for customers etc. We get off work at 5:30pm, when I arrived at home it is usually 6:20pm, prepare for dinner. After dinner, I usually watch a film or some tv shows, and do some reading before sleep.
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Lucky you my friend, that you get to wake up later. It's indeed work, work , work on weekdays. But at least , we have the evenings to look forward to at the end of the day. By then, it would be rest, rest, rest.
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@sunli123 (540)
• China
29 Sep 11
In winter I have to wake up around 5:50am to prepare the breakfast. It is hard but I want to keep my stomach warm. Yes, it is only work every workday, for me is from Monday to Saturday. I need a refreshment now.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
That also goes with me, i work Monday to Saturday . But on Saturday it's only in the morning 9-12 .
@jodylee (968)
• United States
29 Sep 11
I'm a working mom as well. My day consists of a 5:30 AM wake up call from my almost five year old. He kisses me on the cheek and tells me he is ready for school and that it is time for me to get up. (literally, he is dressed and teeth brushed and bed made). Then I get up and get showered and dressed. My two year old wakes up at about 6:30 and we all sit for breakfast. We are out the door at about 7:15 and I drop my two year old off with my inlaws and my oldest off at the YMCA with his father, who brings him to school. Then, off to work I go. I work until 4:30PM. I love my my job and I tend to get a lot accomplished each day and am very productive. After work, I go pick up both my boys at my inlaws and we head home. We play a little and they help me make dinner which we eat around 5:30. After dinner we read stories and play games for about an hour or so... then they have baths and we tell stories and sing before bed... after they are in bed, my husband and I catch up on our days... I usually stay up till after 10:30 or 11 pm.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
Indeed, we find enjoyment in our work and at the same time being a mother and a housewife. wWe just have to be systematic in all things that are to be done during the day. Everybody, has their own duties to make, like your husband helps in sending your eldest to school and your in-laws also has their share of taking care of your son. Weekdays are really fulfilling days. We get to do whatever we can in our own ways.
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@jodylee (968)
• United States
29 Sep 11
That is so true! I am very fortunate that I have a wonderful family to help raise my children and they all do great at their parts. It is amazing all that gets done each and every day. I enjoy so much the special time with my kids in the morning and the evening. I love going to work and having that piece of my soul fulfilled and I enjoy spending time with my husband when the kids are dreaming peacefully. I had no idea how much I would enjoy this life I lead. I knew I wanted children but did not know what was in store for me, I mean, us.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
I guess, we all find happiness in life, when it is wonderfully share with our family!
@prokat (229)
1 Oct 11
You are a great lady to become a housewife and work it very hard not all women can do it. very big passion of your life work is well then something good will happen to all your. Spirit and go go go 100 thumb for you......^__^
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
1 Oct 11
Actually my friend, it's the trend now specially here in the Philippines as well as in other counrties, for mothers to have a part time or full time job and still be a mother/housewife too. They have to help the husband in earning extra to meet all their needs and pay their household bills.
@SydneyJ (903)
• United States
30 Sep 11
I have a fairly simple life.. I wake up around 6 get ready then by 7 I get to the bus stop to go to school. I go to my eight classes then catch the bus and go to my neighbors for a little while so I can get online then I go home watch some tv, do some homework then go to sleep
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
1 Oct 11
Simple though it may be, your life but still there are breathers along the course . As you said you drop by your neighbors to go online, and that's a breather. When you get to watch TV, it's also a breather, a rest in other words that makes our busy day colorful.
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
My typical weekday is rather simple and routinary. As a stay-at-home mom, I wake up at 7 in the morning where I instruct my househelp on preparing our breakfast and on what food to prepare for my husband's lunch (or "baon"). Around the time that my husband leaves for the office, my daughter starts to wake up. I will then instruct her yaya to prepare her breakfast. While my daughter eats her morning meal, I then go online to check on my email and probably start on my other online tasks. By 10 am, my daughter and I will go do various activities. Activities like reading, painting or coloring, or playing with her blocks, blowing bubbles, or watching videos. We have lunch at 12. My daughter then takes a nap around 2. During this time, I will go online again to do more online tasks. If none, then I read a book and relax. I wake up my daughter around 4, then instruct her yaya to give her light snack and to walk her outside, around the village. Then more relaxing activities between my daughter and I ensues, until my husband arrives. Dinner follows. And then it's bonding time between my daughter and her father. I on the other hand will spend time either reading or watching videos or my favorite shows. Sometimes I go online, not for my online tasks, but to do research on how to manage and treat or even better improve my daughter's condition (she has autism spectrum disorder). I intend to infuse more exercise time in my daily routine in the coming days. Do wish me luck! :D
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Lucky you for having helpers and yaya to help around the house. I guess , if i were in your place, i would be doing a lot of exercise to maintain a sexy body. We don't have a helper now at home, because we all can do our respective chores at home. My retired mother-in-law and father in-law left at home would do the chores while me and husband are at work. Our daughter was in a dorm, and she gets home only on vacations. Hence, we don't need a helper. Only a laundrywoman on Saturday and Sunday for ironing our clothes. weekdays may indeed be routinary, but indeed we can make a lot of infusions in our schedule should we desire. So go for that more exercise !
@anonima73 (153)
• Puerto Rico
29 Sep 11
I wake up at 4:00-5:00 am, read a quote to implicate to my day, take a warm math, eat my breakfast and see as my mom gets up in a hurry to take us to school as she always wakes up late even when I try to wake her up early. I sometimes listen to some music, study or just stare at the morning news while I wait and then go to school. At school I have to stand as EACH day I always hear somebody badmouthing me from a corner of the classroom or, literally, sat beside me. Sometimes I talk with a fellow classmate who I trust in a bit but for casual reasons. At lunch I tend to be alone or with a friend from another class who I sometimes hang with but don't get all that well along and if not, I am alone and go study or draw at the library or a bench. After school I arrive home and either, enter mylot, (wujuuu) or chat with my bff from another school about how my day sucked or anime. Sometimes I cook, watch anime,manga, movies, write stories or just browse random stuff I've always been curious of. I rarely go out and my days sound BORING to many people but to me...my life is so much fun!!!! While I do get sad at times as soon as I let it all out I'm recharged with energy for another spectacular day to live my life!!! W
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Wow i salute you for having to wake up even earlier than my 5:00 am and reading a quote or devotional too. At least despite some badmouthing in your school you manage well in your studies. Just don't mind them because maybe they are just envious of you in one way or another. It's nice to know that you rarely go out but still finds your life so much fun on weekdays. Maybe because you have a God to call on always. AM i right?
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
29 Sep 11
Wow, Waking up at 5am in the morning is really not easy. I'm really glad to hear that you are happy working. Not many people are so fortunate. At least that gives you much more energy. For me, when i have school, i'll wake up at 6 in the morning but I'm lucky this semester. Just two days of torture per week. Plus, i get to go home in the afternoon which is really great. However, for me, most of my time i'll spend studying. Otherwise, I just be watching some variety shows on my laptop. I'll just stay in my room, away from anyone. Which i think is not very healthy. however, in another year or so, I won't have any more chance to go home in the afternoon cause i'll be graduating from college. It's nice to hear that your husband will watch TV together with you in the bedroom. It's really an enjoyable time. I used to stay with my boyfriend for the past 2 years and i really look forward everyday for that period. However, now that I move back home, i really miss that part of us when we were staying together. Best wishes!
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Yes, waking up early at 5:00 am is really not easy. I would still be so sleepy by that time, but then i have to , lest i will not be able to have breakfast before i go to work or be late. And 15 minutes of that upon waking up is praying and reading my daily devotional. Keeps me always guided in life. You know, you are like our child , always studying or will be at her laptop on her free time. Yes, she has a boyfriend too, but both of them are really bent in becoming doctors. It should really be bonding time with husband , in the evening after all chores are done. It's the best part of the day for us.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
I still live with my parents, and so do my other 3 siblings. So it's a rotation on who wakes up first at 5am. Since we have household helps, they prepare the breakfast so by the time I finish taking a bath and wearing my office uniform, breakfast is already in the table. We leave the house at 6am to 630am. Any later would mean that I'll be late for work. I ride a shuttle to work and I usually arrive early in the office and the office is still closed. During my travel and while waiting for the office to open, I'm playing with my psp and/or listening to Chico and Del in the Morning Rush RX 93.1 using my cell phone Actually when I listen to Chico and Del, I laugh all the time that people around me stares at me. They probably think I'm crazy cause I'm laughing by my self. But they're really funny. Work starts at 8am and I start working - blogging and mylotting on the side when I'm bored or streseed. I eat my lunch early at 10am and them on my lunch break, my bf and I meet up and eat snacks together, laugh and play together. It's something we look forward to to jump start our afternoon. After work, my bf is waiting for me outside the office and we go home together. He stays until 930pm or 10pm at my house. Sometimes we eat dinner at home, sometimes we force ourselves not to eat (diet?) and sometimes we eat out.
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
That's the nice thing of having a helper at home. You don't have to prepare breakfast yourself. But then, for me it's just easy because we just eat sandwiches and oatmeal at breakfast. It's nice to know that you arrive early to work. At least you have time to listen to your most favorite pair on FM. I remember me and my husband when we were still sweethearts. Just like you and your boyfriend, he will fetch me from work after their work dismissal also. Then, he would stay at our dorm( our house is in the outskirts of the city so i have to stay in a dorm.)until the dinner at our dorm, or sometimes we eat out too.
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
My typical weekday for me is that I am asleep whole day since my work is assigned on the graveyard shift. But whenever I get home from work, I usually cook food for me already so that I can spend the whole day catching up sleep. I am a long sleeper and I need 7-9 hours of sleep to avoid grumpiness during worktime. lol
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Oh yes, for graveyard shifts, i would be typically sleep at daytime and work at night of course. Enough number of sleep is really needed for one not to have a grumpy attitude during work periods.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
My typical starts with cooking breakfast for my daughter who's attending college studies. I used to prepare for my classes but now that I have resigned I just go around the house and do chores like cleaning. My afternoons are spent now for my online job like posting here in myLot and blogging. I prepare supper at around 6 pm and clears the table by 8 pm. My extra time is spend chatting with my husband who arrives home before 9 pm.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Well, good to know that at least you can now have your own time, on weekdays . When one is a housewife, it's up to her how to do things around the house. As long as when it's mealtime there will already be food on the table, then you are free to do other chores at your most convenient time.
• China
29 Sep 11
i am graduated student now, and from the next day on, the chinese will embrace their national holiday, i am the one who still in the middle of the sea, i have no plan, i have no one to company, i feel lonely when school break comes, so just put all my heart into books so that i can kill the following spare time.
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@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
Perhaps you could once in a while do some recreational activities like watching TV. Reading books all day will really drain you.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
typical weekday for a bored student like me: 12:00 MN - still awake playing rRO. 4:00 AM - either sleep (and wake up 8-9:30 AM) or stay awake... - play games until 1PM - attend classes - play rRO @ school - eat dinner then go home - play rRO again....then back to top
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
games = rRO (rebirthRO)
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
30 Sep 11
OMG my friend, you are an addict of that game. Maybe you should try to divert your attention to other productive ones like Mylotting ! The way i see you weekday, it's not really a busy one. Lucky you, my friend to have lots of time for yourself. It's as if you don't study your lessons ha?
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
7 Oct 11
I used to have that kind of day, waking up at 5am to get to a 7:30 start-of-work day. But since I've moved to this new job of mine, I usually wake up at 6:30 now (sometimes, even later) because work is literally a 2-minute drive. I also get to go home for lunch now. After work is still the same though, I still have to drive the kids to their after school activities -baseball and taekwondo.
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
It's really an advantage to have your work near your house. AT least you don't have to pay much for gasoline or fare. What's more is that you don't have to worry for what to eat during lunch.
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
My weekday routine start when I woke up at 6-7 am then take a bath. Eat breakfast then bid goodbye to my mom. Go to school.. listen to our instructors and then eat lunch with my friends. Then go to school again. Then go home together with my jeepmate (my friend that I used to be with) Then eat dinner.. study lessons.. a little of peeking in mylot and facebook. Then sleep. That's my weekday routine and sometimes it saddened me because its a routine. I can sometimes feel that I am a robot. However, sometimes I do things that are unusual.. but its only often.
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
Don't be sad of your routine. It's there so that you will someday be someone in the corporate world or be someone great. Take the chance of being with your school mates and jeep mates . Enjoy their company because they can make you routine colorful after all. School could sometimes bore us, so we just have to insert in between some things that can perk us up like facebook and mylot. Right?
@bagarad (12747)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Oct 11
All of you make me feel very lazy. I can't claim to be retired, since I own my own business and have to work it. But since it's an online business, I can usually work at my own pace unless I have a complicated rush order to get out. Here's how my weekdays normally go. I wake up about 10 and fix breakfast for my husband and myself if he has not eaten already because he was too hungry to wait for me. We usually have a mixture of uncooked oatmeal, ground walnuts, and blueberries. He puts his in orange juice and I have milk on mine. Some mornings we have toast and peanut butter with some fruit. Probably now that it's cooler I will make my blueberry buckwheat cereal pudding. It has stayiing power and really warms the tummy. After breakfast, I check my email to see if I have orders to process and ship. If not, I go do the dishes while I listen to the radio, and sometimes I will also work on meal preparation. If I need to process orders, I do that first, and then go work in the kitchen. In spare minutes I will work at myLot or do other online tasks. About 2 or 2:30 I go back to the kitchen and do what I need to for lunch, which is our big meal of the day. It's served after Hubby gets home from his exercise at the gym. We have lunch together. Then if necessary I process any remaining orders as quick as I can. If I have finished them, I do other things on line, such as MyLot, until about 4 or 4:30, when I leave to go to the post office, do other errands, and then relax a bit at the other house until the sun goes down. (I can't drive against the sun.) Once back home, I work on the computer. Sometime in the eveniing I have a snack and then go back to the computer until it's time to wash Hubby's toes and apply medicine to them. He can't reach his toes since his hip surgeries. After he has gone to bed, I work on the computer at something until I can't keep my eyes open anymore -- usually somewhere betweene midnight and 3. Many days aren't typical. If we have a doctor appointment in San Luis Obispo, which is 30 miles south of here, we go together, have lunch out, and then shop at Costco. After that we go home. Some nights we have a meeting and it cuts short my computer time. Somedays we have to show up and demonstrate at a Congressman's office for an hour. And so life goes.
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
Oh my bagarad, you make me want to reach my retirement already, reading your typical weekday. I envy you for having to work at your own pace. It's really so nice to have your retirement years with your special someone. Reading how you take care of your husband makes me think you are one wonderful and loving wife. Keep it up, my friend.