Long weekend was over....Back to reality..

@ardoy0731 (6865)
Philippines
November 4, 2012 7:55pm CST
Good morning to all. Well, long weekend was over.Back to work,back to stressful and busy reality.Time to attend to and do things that are needed to be done at the office. Busy life again at work.At least I had four days of vacation to enjoy life, rest and relax.Had so much fun with my family and relatives.Try to cooked for the family, play with my niece and nephew and had a quality time with my family and relatives. As if four days is not enough and still lazy to go back to work lol, but at least I had a great time with family and friends. How's your long weekend? Did you get back to work too? Work mode again. Have a great day and enjoy the rest of the day everyone.
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@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
6 Nov 12
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your days off. It is nice to be able to have a vacation and spend time with our family. We definitely don't feel like going back to work when we have really enjoyed our time off. I'm hoping to save up so that during the spring and summer we can do more fun things for our daughter. For example taking weekend trips.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Oh weekend trips would really be so exciting but we dont have any chance since some of my siblings do have work that time and een some of my friends. I remembered that we used to have weekend trips before but busyness at work now always occupied most of our times. I hope we could even just once in the coming holiday this Christmas.
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• United States
6 Nov 12
Yeah I can understand that. Right now I work part time but my husband he works full time and so it's hard to be able to schedule trips because of his schedule. I will soon here be looking for full time work and so I'm sure that our schedule will be busy but hopefully we will still be able to plan a few things this summer.
@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Hello ardoy0731 Glad to hear that you enjoyed your four days of vacation. So sad in my part I only had two days (Saturday-Sunday) since I'm working in a Korean Company so they allowed us to work last Nov 2. But even two days I enjoyed playing with my nieces and prepared special foods..
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
But at least you enjoyed weekend with your family. I also have friends who dont observed holidays here since their companies are foreign. I was lucky enough to experience it that I really enjoyed with family, relatives and friends.
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
Oh yeah! I guess that's the important thing at least I enjoyed my time together with them. It's good to work in company who observed holidays because it will give us more opportunities to mingle with our loved ones and friends in a long holiday. :)
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
I'm not going back to work till the 21st so I still have couple of weeks left. I still have some personal matters to attend to that was affecting my performance so I decided to extend my already long 'rest' further. The past 5 days (I started my long weekend a day earlier than most) had been a step in the right direction, though there are still a lot of hurdles to overcome. The next couple of weeks should be enough for me to finally sort this all out.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Well I hope everything that you have to settle will turn out fine and hope that you have enough time to done.Wish all those hurdles that you are in right now will overcome and done well.Wish good luck and have faith.
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Thank you. Big decisions arecoming up and I'm weighing all things to make sure I make the best one.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Nov 12
For us, this past weekend wasn't a long weekend, but it was a great weekend. The reason that it was a great weekend is because of the fact that I was able to see most of my aunts and uncles over the weekend at my cousin's wedding. It was great to see them as I know that they are getting older and there is no guarantee of how many more opportunities that we will have to spend time with them. Then on Sunday I had the opportunity to see the kids that I was fostering during the summer. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with them, but it was great to get to see them none the less.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
That would be really great. How's your cousin's wedding? It seems that you really had a great time with your relatives as you have said. Spending quality tome with family even once in a while is really great and bring so much joys and happiness.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Oh yes. I really can't get enough of holidays. I just wish I can spend more quality time with my whole family. Last Friday, my whole family went to park. We just let our kids run around. My son really enjoyed it and of course all of us. I have never remember laughing that hard with the whole family. I am looking forward to Christmas holidays too.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Oh yes I am lookinh forward in the coming Christmas holidays that would really be enjoyable and will have so much fun. I went to my granny's house to visit last Saturday together with some cousins and aunts. We really had a great time and laugh all time even though we were just chatting with each others. Spending quality time with them brought so much joys and happiness.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Mine was quite fun too, i was able to spend time with my family and relatives, was able to visit the grave too and Monday was the most dreaded day lol.. now things are back to normal and now i am wishing for another long weekend too hahah
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I wish that I could extended my vacation yesterday but my work is already calling me lol. Even though I still feel lazy to get up, my mom nagged me to get up since the alarm is not enough to wake me up. Thanked God that I still manage to went to work and overcome the lazy that still have until today.
@pahak627 (4198)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Hi, I agree with you, it was such fun having been with the family lazying around, it was not enough really but time passed quickly. Waiting for another holiday to be with the family again.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Oh that's what I felt yesterday, that four days of vacation wasn't enough and thinking to get some extension.But if I do that and extend my vacation, for sure my work will suffer somehow and paper work will be overloaded again. Luckily that I overcome my laziness yesterday even a bit.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
5 Nov 12
Sadly because of the recession and mass unemployment I do not have a job to go to, there are precious few jobs around, so my week is a constant weekend, I try hard to fill it, but with no money coming in, I cannot go out and enjoy socializing or spending money. I spent the weekend, Saturday at the gym and Sunday with my family, I watched television, and filled in forms online.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Sunday will always be for the family. I hope you could get a job soon and I wish good luck that all your efforts and filling up online will be worth it in the coming days.
@Blondie2222 (21399)
• United States
5 Nov 12
I had a long weekend myself a 4 day weekend but only because I had surgery on friday so I took today (Monday) off too for an extra day of recovery. I just relaxed all weekend hung out with family and my boyfriend and pretty much did nothing. It was nice having no stress that I would normally get at my job. But tomorrow morning it is back to work for me and reality and the stress life begins. I hope its an easy day for me tomorrow though as I'm still a bit sore from surgery. Hope your week goes smoothly and not so stressful for you.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
That's my hope too, not to be so stressful at work.Busyness would be okay to me but if stress will add to it,well it may result to be so tiring and exhausting to me too. I hope for your fast recovery and hope everything will turn out fine so you could be back to normal again.
5 Nov 12
Today I got back to work but in the weekend I got to see my family.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Yeah back to work again.Back to busy and stressful reality again. Good thing that we don't have work during weekends too so I have time with my family and have time rest/relax.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Nov 12
I work 6 days a week here, only off on sundays. if you call cleaning house, washing clothes and going to 2 super markets a day off. I hope my cafe gets busy this week. Ben kinda slow for about a month now. Last year nev. and dec. were good. So Im hoping. have a great week there. see you here soon.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Well business are really so unpredictable from time to time. I hope your cafe will do well this coming months so it would be a great Christmas for you.Wish you good luck and have great day ahead.
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Sad to say I wasn't able to get a vacation last All Saint's Day. I was working the whole week and stayed at home on my rest day. I was able to drop by the church and the cemetery to offer prayers and light candles for our departed loved ones and that's about it. Great thing you were able to take a vacation and spend time with your family.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Oh my sister and brother didn't experienced the long vacation since they are no holidays to their company.My sister is working in a mall so holidays at all.My brother has same problem too. At least for me, I do work in a private company who observe holidays that declared by the government.
• Canada
5 Nov 12
Me too. Monday is lazy day. Lazy to get up, lazy to start working. I still work during weekend (part time), but I don't have to get up early like weekdays. Weekdays is busy in the morning, breakfast for the kids and prepare their lunch box. I can't wait until Christmas, the kids off from school for 2 weeks. No need to wake early in the morning. That is my problem. I love working, but not waking up early morning.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Yeah waking up early in the morning is the laziest part of the day.When the weather is cold, I am always a hard to to wake up early lo, alarm clock is not enough to wake me up, usually my mom will wake me up if she knows that I am lazy to get up.
@Raine38 (9113)
• United States
5 Nov 12
Back to Reality indeed with a bang! My siblings are still in denial this morning, seems like nobody's wanting to wake up this early, or they might have been used to waking up whenever they feel like it. I have some chores around the house, but I scheduled my appointments for tomorrow because I'm also one of those in denial lol! I know I wouldn't be in the mood for biz talks yet.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Yeah sort of denial and working mode spirit was still out there nowhere lol. I a bit so lazy to get up yesterday since I was used to wake up late already for a couple of days. Thanked God that I managed to do things up yesterday and overcome the laziness even a bit lol.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
5 Nov 12
Hi Ardoy! Yes, it is back to the office again. Yesterday, I decided to go to the place already to avoid being late for today's work. I slept at my Mom's house and so far , I was able to get to the office on time. I have so many things to do and just trying to find some time to be on myLot. This is what my supervisor called time management. I call it multi-tasking. Have a nice day!
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Well time management and multitasking is what I have to do during Monday till Wednesday since I have to attend to the needs of our branches and my two bosses.I have to do some monthly reports since October was already ended.Deadlines are here again and hopefully all will be done on time.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Nov 12
Hi, It so nice waking up at seven in the morning, loafing around the house, doing odd jobs and just being lazy. After a few days of this, I finally got bored and was raring to go back "to reality." It was so good while it lasted but I refused to get used to it, for me, it can be counterproductive so I always welcome the feeling to be back in spite of the easy mode I was in in the past few days.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Yeah it is quite boring too if you stay just at home for couple of days,need to still go out to do other things.I went to some of my friends houses and visited my granny and had a great time with my aunts and cousins.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Back to reality it is! School is back and that means I need to be waking up at 4am again to prepare the kids' food for breakfast and their packed lunch. I did wake up earlier than 4am fearing that i would not be able to wake up in time. And I ended up having a headache. But this did not stop me from Mylotting! I just need to keep myself busy until it is time to fetch my youngest son from school.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Oh yes, students are back to reality too.Back to school again and mothers are all busy again and have to wake up early to prepare things for their kids.MY niece was a bit lazy to get up yesterday according to my mom.Maybe she still thinking that it is still vacation.
@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
5 Nov 12
I am dreading going back into the office tomorrow as it is the weekly meeting time and well things are just not great in our department as we are facing a strong lack of quality business to keep our figures up etc. I did get a new phone(and spouse) and of course clean and shop so that is always a positive and every weekend is a time to relax and unwind with friends so good for that.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Yeah, really have to go back to work immediately after long days of vacation to make sure that everything in work are fine and in proper places.Have to check monthly reports since October was over.Lots of paper work yesterday that have to checked.