It is Harder than Work

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@GardenGerty (89960)
Marion, Kansas
September 27, 2016 9:27pm CST
Sometimes having fun is harder than work, in my opinion. It could be because no one tells you what to do for fun, but at work often someone makes the choices and decisions for you. You have a guideline or directions. For me it could be because I want everything to live up to my expectations. I expect "perfection". So, I have taken a day off work for Friday, and @marsha32 and I are gonna go have fun. We are going on a quilt shop hop. I am driving. I do not know what to think. I have not done a "girl's day" in ages. I am looking forward to it.
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@1creekgirl (8299)
• United States
28 Sep 16
The last "girls' day out" was fun, but nerve-wracking. I drove a friend to go shopping for the day in a large city. Loved the time together and the shopping, but if you knew what a timid driver I am, you'd never have imagined I would attempt that. Probably won't try it again. Have fun on you quilt shop hop!
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
Some of the driving witll be big city and some will be country or small town. I will even get to go places I have never been. I am a cautious driver.
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• United States
29 Sep 16
@GardenGerty Have fun and be careful!
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@gudheart (12805)
29 Sep 16
I am a bit of a timid driver too and don't like having other people in the car while driving as it makes me more nervous.
@jstory07 (57114)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Sep 16
I hope that the two of you have a good time.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
I think that we will.
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@Happy2BeMe (66457)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
Sounds like a good time. Enjoy your day together.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
We have been talking about doing this for a long time. I think it will be great.
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@Happy2BeMe (66457)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
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@HazySue (16541)
• United States
28 Sep 16
How wonderful. Have a great day together.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
We may actually see @marsha32 sit still a little while.
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@HazySue (16541)
• United States
29 Sep 16
@GardenGerty we just might.
@marsha32 (6780)
• United States
1 Oct 16
@GardenGerty Oh yeah, sit still and work on those little doll rugs.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
28 Sep 16
there is no guidelines on how to have fun because what is fun for one person might now be as fun for someone else.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
This is very true. I am just more used to working than playing.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
2 Oct 16
@GardenGerty I think you would benefit from this by making this a little of both so that you are somewhat in your comfort zone. Work on letting it be fun lol. When a person is a perfectionist its difficult to purposely color outside the lines and feel comfortable so making it a job to be okay with doing so is a good approach to the matter at hand.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct 16
@OKennedy I "worked" by planning our daily routes, so I guess that counts.
@PainsOnSlate (18995)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
I loved living in Kansas, and often got together with the girls, we would drive for hours to get to a football game (hubby was a coach) and we often made it a day to shop too. I hope you had a blast.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
There is a lot of room to do some driving.I am not sure I would do this much driving for a game but we have driven quite a bit for car shows.
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• Canada
29 Sep 16
@GardenGerty when your husband is the coach and you know all the kids, you go to games. He coached in the Junior College system at Pratt, Independence and in Garden City. I've never been to a car show but I bet I would like it...
@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct 16
@PainsOnSlate So you did a lot of traveling out west. We were more on the east side for our trips, but I have been to Pratt and to Garden City.
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• China
28 Sep 16
It made a change to go on a quilt shop hop.I don't know what girl's day is all about.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
A "girl's day out" would be something, an activity, that mostly women would be interested in doing, or would be something where we will not take our husbands with us. It will be a change to visit all these stores as we have not been to many of them.
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• China
29 Sep 16
@GardenGerty Thank you for explaining it to me !
@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct 16
@changjiangzhibin89 That is how we all learn about each other.
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@ms1864 (6972)
• Bangalore, India
28 Sep 16
Sounds like fun...i haven't had a girls day in forever too...maybe i should plan one..
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
I occasionally go for coffee with a friend, but nothing this big usually.
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@ms1864 (6972)
• Bangalore, India
29 Sep 16
but that is perfect..unwinding with a coffee..and a friend....
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@Dena91 (3599)
• United States
28 Sep 16
Hope that you both have a great time on Friday. Have a blessed day
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
I am planning on it. It is a good opportunity for me.
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@MALUSE (31567)
• Denmark
28 Sep 16
The term 'fun' has made an extraordinary career. Everybody must have fun nowadays. If you haven't, you're a loser. Especially for young people having fun is a must.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
I doubt young people would think my plans are fun. Maybe I would be more accurate calling it socialization.
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@andriaperry (30668)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 Sep 16
Have fun! Its means not worrying and just feel free.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
Worrying seems to be my go to configuration. This will be nice. I will miss work, though.
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@AmbiePam (45698)
• United States
28 Sep 16
That sounds like such a great idea!
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
It will be fun to see new sites. I have several "girlfriends" that I do not do stuff with enough. I hope to do more visiting with friends.
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@sishy7 (26573)
• Australia
28 Sep 16
Enjoy your girl's day out... Don't think too much about it... It'll be fun therefore 'perfect'!
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
Wonderful plan. I will enjoy it. Actually it is parts of three days so it will be three times as nice.
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@xixAnn (15)
• Beijing, China
28 Sep 16
I think its great to do something you like and make life more meaningful!
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
Yes, it is. There is more to life than just working and paying bills.
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep 16
That sounds very nice I hope you both have a glorious day and share some of it with us here. Hug eachother for me okay?
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Sep 16
I have the camera in my bag, and do plan on lots of pictures. I am sure Marsha will do the same. We shall share the good times, and perhaps a hug is in order.It will be so good to do something out of the ordinary.
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@celticeagle (113972)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Sep 16
@GardenGerty .....I hope it is a very pleasant day for both of you.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Sep 16
I manage fun ok on my own I think, lol, but I like playing video games and reading, so not hard to come up with something there
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
Oh, I can do non social fun really well. It is being social with people that is lacking in my life.
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Sep 16
@GardenGerty yeah....me too
• New Delhi, India
1 Oct 16
Every person has his own and different style if having fun...so choose yours n go ahead
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct 16
It took some planning but we did have lots of fun.
@gudheart (12805)
29 Sep 16
Sounds like fun :) Enjoy and hope you manage to find a nice quilt.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Oct 16
Oh we saw lots of quilts. Marsha took lots of pictures.We found bargains on fabric for our existing projects.
@miniam (9305)
• Bern, Switzerland
28 Sep 16
Hope you will enjoy your day out.Im usually home apart from going to work so when l get an odd chance to go out, dont know what to do.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Sep 16
That is exactly what I am seeing here.
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@Yadah04 (2903)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
That is something to look forward to. I hope you do have fun.
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