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There’s something truly wonderful about an unexpected day off – a day off during the week when you don’t have an appointment or a commitment or anything except a wonderful day to spend doing whatever you want. Here are the 10 Things I Love To Do When I Get an Unexpected Day Off:

mason and knitting

  1. Knit, knit, knit.
  2. Catch up on TV. This goes hand in hand with #1.
  3. Read. It’s nice to have some daylight hours for reading since usually my reading time is reserved for when I climb into bed at night. And then I fall asleep before I read very much.
  4. Cook something yummy for dinner – something like a pot roast or a chicken that I can start at 3:00 and then forget about until dinner time. It makes the house smell fantastic, too.
  5. Bake. A day off is a great chance to bake some cookies for the people I love.
  6. Exercise without hurrying. I love that I can extend my walk to include a longer distance because I don’t have to get to work or get home to make dinner or get to a meeting.
  7. Snuggle with the cat. Mason loves it when we have couch time together.
  8. Organize something. Even on a day off I feel guilty if I’m completely indulgent so I like to include a bit of time to organize a drawer or put some things away.
  9. Take photos. Process photos. The time is quickly approaching where I’m not home during daylight hours and that makes photography a bit of a challenge. I love being home in the afternoon when the light is perfect.
  10. Peruse Pinterest. I love finding inspiration for home improvement, redecorating, crafting and cooking.

Those are the things I love to do when I’m home from work. How about you? If you wrote a post on today’s topic be sure and add your link below. And if you want to subscribe to the Ten on Tuesday email list just click here.

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  1. MASON!!! Love it when you include him in your posts…he’s a sweetie. I can mostly agree with everything you said – the photography, now that’s something I hadn’t thought of – the light (or rather the lack of it) is bound to affect it.
    (and oh, yeah, that light is quickly fading, isn’t it?)

  2. I didn’t have time to put together a list this week, but I would do something outdoors, weather permitting. If the weather was uncooperative I’d do much of what you’ve listed (other than the cat). 🙂 xoxo

  3. Pretty Mason! 😀
    I’d like do most everything you listed but I usually end up having to do housework that I’ve put off from some other time.

  4. It’s getting to be that time of year when I peruse Pinterest more frequently. That’s another thing I hate about less daylight is the photo ops are not as great. Blehhhh….

  5. I love all my days off — and so happy that my schedule is such that I do get a day off every week — but the extra/unexpected are special!! Our lists are VERY similar. 😉

  6. I hope you have (or had) an unexpected day off soon to enjoy all of this. Especially your house in the daylight. Hate these short, dark days that are coming….

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