Week-ends

@allknowing (110822)
India
April 12, 2013 9:43pm CST
For some, week ends are just another two days in the week with no special plans. But there are many who line up activities that break the monotony of their life. For the retired every day is a week end as that is how they spend their days doing things that give them joy. How do you go about planning your week ends. Please share.
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@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
When I was a kid, weekends would mean having time with the family to go out and be in different places. Now that I have my own family, weekends is mostly spent at home, kids helping me out with cleaning and fixing things.
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@kalav56 (11464)
• India
13 Apr 13
Avoid arguments , maintain peace and save relationships!-- Jenny!
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
Not fair jenny! You enjoyed when you were a kid but your kids spend week ends helping you around. Have I understood you correctly?
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
Yup! You got me right. And it is because my husband is not like my parents. He was brought up the WEIRD way and doing things against his will means another argument. And I am just so tired of going through it over and over. So I just let my kids come with my parents instead.
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@mariaperalta (19074)
• Mexico
13 Apr 13
Weekends are just long days for me here in my cafe. We are open more hours on friday and sat. nights. So weekends really are not special here for me...
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
If you enjoy what you do the longer hours the better I bet!
@allknowing (110822)
• India
14 Apr 13
I know what you mean maria,but something within you keeps you going.
• Mexico
14 Apr 13
Sure does, all the money I earn here sure helps. Friday was slow. But sat. made up for it. :)
@kalav56 (11464)
• India
13 Apr 13
For the past few years weekend is special for me because that is when my son comes home. We all look forward to this and I plan special food items .Otherwise I don’t make plans to go out and every day is the same for me. We look forward to watching some good movies on television but films on television are hopeless during weekends on many occasions.
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@kalav56 (11464)
• India
13 Apr 13
No; my daughter-in-law and grandson are with us here in Mumbai.My son is a PL and will always be on the clients' site.
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
So your hands are full! And what pray is PL??
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
Does your son come with his family in tow? What better way than spending time with your loved one. That adds a spring in your step surely to catch up with chores which otherwise would look like a loadful of work!
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• Valdosta, Georgia
13 Apr 13
Weekends are my days to work, lol. I have my Childcare Business that I only do on the weekends most of the time so my weekends are busy! I am off during the week, kind of backwards from most people...
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
I think what you are doing during weekends is not a job but your passion - a swell way to earn.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
13 Apr 13
It is most definitely my passion!
@yahnee (1244)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
I availed of the optional retirement offered by the company I used to work for. At first, I was skeptical about retiring not knowing what to do with my time, however, I did not have much choice since I was no longer happy with the management. I have always led a busy life at the office and I am still young for a lethargic life. Good thing that I learned about online jobs. Now I am as busy as ever working through the week including Sundays and holidays. I got lucky I made the right decision. Now my previous co-employees are thinking along the same lines of early retirement so as to be able to enjoy a happier and more convenient process of earning through the net.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
So your week ends are the same as any other day which you use to earn online. As long as you are enjoying this activity nothing like it. But once in a way an outing should be fine, I suppose?
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
You seem to have a perfect lifestyle pretty lined up! Way to go yahnee
@yahnee (1244)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
One thing good about online jobs is being able to work according to your own hours. If I want to go to the mall I can do so even on a working day and do the job at night. If I need to be out for a day or two, I simply provide advance notice so that schedules can be arranged without sacrificing the deadlines for the work orders.
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
Weekends for me is basically a leap from your working days… in my take, weekends is a Family day a time wherein we bond with my family and also go to church on Sundays. I love the weekends most especially having Saturday night out with friends and having Sunday dinner with me family.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
That is a perfect week end I could say. That's what everyone should be doing. Bonding is so necessary exchanging news and views about what happened and did not happen in the week that was!
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• Philippines
13 Apr 13
Thanks for your comment i really appreciate it! and yes, i must agree with you! Bonding is really important and it does spice up the relationship you have with your family, relatives and friends.
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@MoonGypsy (4606)
• United States
13 Apr 13
i am still young, but i receive retirement pay from being in the military. i still homeschool my kids monday through friday. this saturday i am not doing much on this hurt foot. i plan on just working online, mylotting, and watching movies. next week, my kids are off for spring break. so, i should have more days that are like weekends.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
Could it just be that myLot is a factor that dissuade many from organising outings? I get tempted to stay put and myLot away keeping everything else at bay!
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@pals101 (2010)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
Weekends are just regular days for me, I really don't stay at home. During Saturdays, I work for 3 hours, then I visit my girlfriend at her house or sometimes I go with my friends on a hang-out or play computer games. Sometimes I play some sports such as badminton or we do some running. During Sundays, I have some obligation and responsibilities in my religion. I go to church, then after that we have some meetings or attend some religious activities. It's good to be a part of it, especially if you share it with the children. Currently we are having our Christian Life Program (CLP), its 12 Sunday seminar and orientation about how God inspires us in our daily lives.
@pals101 (2010)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
You could say that my friend, I always make myself busy but I never forget to have time for my family,friends and to our God. The CLP (Christian Life Program) - is a 12 sunday program of CFC - Singles for Christ of the our church. It's main goal is to evangelize and invite more singles to see and experienced the love,beauty,knowledge,forgiveness,sufferings and relationship to the Lord God and he's son Jesus Christ. This is program by the Roman Catholic Church in our country. We believe we are all Christian - because without "Christ" I am Nothing...
@allknowing (110822)
• India
15 Apr 13
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
You seem to be quite a busy body. I am impressed with your church activity. What exactly is this CLP. Are they prayer sessions or meetings where each of you interact with the other.
@shibham (16977)
• India
13 Apr 13
Hi, In weekends, i sit infront of my laptop for maximum time. Now i am translating two books to my native language on laptop. Hence, i really wait for the weekend to upgrade my works. Have a nice time.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
If writing is your passion then there cannot be a better activity than this although it may seem to be hard work. There are very few who have their job as their passion.
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@gloryacam (5540)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I have a very busy weekday, having two full-time jobs. And I have a little time to breathe come weekend. I love weekends for that "me" time and doing all sorts of things I like to do, and also things I need to do. But, then, there are times that I have very busy weekends as when I travel with friends, or have some outdoor activities like going to the beach or climbing mountains, or just going home to my parents' is already a busy weekend for me.
@allknowing (110822)
• India
15 Apr 13
A week end experience - This is how week ends are spent in the US - painting!
Weekends are for keeping busy doing what one enjoys and you have a whole list of things that will keep you merrily on your toes. I have a few friends and extended family living in the US and they too have adopted this culture of getting out and enoying their week ends. I was there once and one of my relatives took me to a place where I did some painting on a ceramic plate which they later brought down when they visited me! Here is the image of that plate. Very childish but that was my first attempt at painting!
@allknowing (110822)
• India
15 Apr 13
That would be great as life is satisfying if we get to do what we want to..
@gloryacam (5540)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
That is so cool! If only I had more time, there are lots and lots and lots of things I want to do. I'm looking forward to the day I give up one job and concentrate on just one so that I'll have more things to do the things I want to do.
@jricky1 (6800)
• China
13 Apr 13
Days going fast and I also don't have any plans in the week cuz I need to go for the interviews. So I have to handle the boring days. Actually I'm expecting to have holidays with friends hang out and have fun together. I consider this is part of my spare life. Otherwise i'll spend some time for my own interests.lol to cultivate some hobbies.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
You are right. Interviews are more important.I suppose later when you have got the job, you will have plenty of time to enjoy your weekends
@roshigo58 (4859)
• Pune, India
13 Apr 13
Hi, I am retired person so all days are same for me. But my son is doing job but so we can enjoy weekends in the home only. Because my wife is disabled and she can not go out of the house. Sometimes my son enjoys week ends with his friends and I also can enjoy weekends with my friends.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
That's the way to go. Rather than worry about what your wife is going through twenty four hours of the day having a diversion is essential for one's well being.
@sshdage (30)
• Beijing, China
13 Apr 13
hi,allknowing! Now i stayed at home waiting for the next term to begin, and i am doing a part-time job as well, and next week i am going to go climbing.Maybe you can try that if you have further energy,or staying at home and having a good rest may be a good idea.
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
Mountain climbing? Wow!! Are you a member of any club. Do you go in a group or is it a family outing. where exactly is this mountain. You must have got your training in mountain climbing.
13 Apr 13
Next week, I have exams.. So I can't enjoy the week ends.....
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@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
No doubt exams come first. But what after the exams. Any plans?
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• United States
14 Apr 13
My boyfriend works full time and goes to night school, so the only time that we have together really is during the weekends so I almost always spend my weekends with him. We used to just stay in and relax and watch television or shows online, but we started to get bored with that and also we were starting to get fat :p So about 3 weeks ago, we bought a metal detector and now we go walking along the river trying to find treasure :) Its good exercise and its also a lot of fun
@allknowing (110822)
• India
14 Apr 13
Your weekends seem to be just perfect. I like your idea of looking for treasure and that too with someone you love. Hope you will succeed in a big way.
@whittby (3072)
• United States
13 Apr 13
After the work week, weekends used to be about cleaning, grocery shopping, errands and then exhaustion. I've tried somewhat successfully to include this stuff after work during the week. And if not, to let go of the compulsion to get everything handled on the weekend - maybe NOT wash the floor or not clean. Today I am painting the living room. However, I really want to do this and am looking forward to the results.
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
As they say 'change of work is rest'. Doing something different on weekends, even if it is work if you enjoy doing it nothing else matters, provided you do not over do it. Hope you will like what you are painting.
@Hatley (163905)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Apr 13
hii allknowing the gremlins are at it again eating my responses.so copy. second time. I am long retired now so spend my weekend like I spend my week days mylotting like crazy to at least make enough to pay over half of my cable internet bill after GoldCrest takes the monthly rent and board out of my two checks social security and SSI.I also do some Facebooking too plus surf the net awhile. I bank online etc.
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
As I have said in my post, for those who are retired, weekends would be the same as any other days - just having fun the whole week through.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
13 Apr 13
I am semi retired but still oh so busy. It is 5.30am where I live now and am mylotting for 30 mins and then I get ready for a three hour drive to go to the city. Seeing y daughter and we are going out tonght. I will return home sometime on Sunday. Weekends, I usually bake to sell to make money after Church on Sundays - my GF who has cancer. I usully go out at least once on a weekend apart from shopping etc. Have a good one
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
You are living life to the hilt cynthiann. I get up at 5 in the morning and after a piping hot cup of tea I am with you guys at myLot. If baking is your passion, I would call it, all this and heaven too. It is 4.21 p.m. right now, here.
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@TLilly12 (1229)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I spend my days during the week, working here online, I spend my weekends working online, I enjoy working online, it fills my work week up, and it make my day go by faster,I look forward to coming online, everyday and earning my money.
@allknowing (110822)
• India
15 Apr 13
So for you it is being online, online all the way. If you enjoy doing that more power to you to be online!
@emily7339 (1338)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 13
Hi allknowing, I had opted for early retirement and do not how to spend my free time earlier. However, after someone introduced MyLot to me I began to feel that my time is fully occupied . One thing for sure is that I really enjoy being here as I came to know members here are loving, helpful and all are my great friends who always keep me occupied here. So, everyday is the same for me as what you have shared . Except for this Saturday night, my family and I will be having a good time of buffet dinner together. We had two family members having their birthday this month. We do not celebrate birthdays but we take the opportunity to have dinner together to strengthen the family bonds
@allknowing (110822)
• India
13 Apr 13
What more can one ask for. Your outings I would say are the icing on the cake and the cake is ofcourse myLot! But I must say we all need to do this occasionally - eating out surrounded by a lovely ambiance which a restaurant often provides.