My favorite long weekends are the ones that have the day off on Monday rather than the ones that have the day off on Friday.
When Monday is the day off, it’s easy to do stuff like “do your regular Saturday errands” and then “do your regular Sunday chores” and then, come Monday, you wake up and you don’t have to go to work! Oh wow! This is awesome!
When Friday is the day off, the revelry is front-loaded which makes “regular Saturday errands”/”regular Sunday chores” into something drudgerous instead of something part of the usual weekendly duties to keep the household going. Friday off is the “get paid up front”. Monday is the “reward after a job well done”.
Of course, I had one of those four-day weekends last week where both Friday *AND* Monday were off, and so I have spent the last week daydreaming about buying a lottery ticket and winning with it and then having four-day weekends for the rest of my life.
Which made Tuesday *REALLY* hard.
As such, I’m looking forward to the weekend before me. Even though, mostly, it’s just the usual Saturday errands and Sunday chores but there might be a game night nudged in there where we will be playing Lords of Waterdeep with co-workers. Given the vagaries of Waterdeep, that can handle 12 people (5 players and 1 facilitator per game) and if more people than that show up, we’ll probably need to have a table with additional games. I’ll see if I can’t pick up Fluxx or something for the third table Just In Case.
But the thing I’m looking forward to the most is a return to normalcy and being far enough away from the long weekend to no longer be daydreaming about winning the lottery.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)