Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Favorites!

I've decided to start a new series every Friday where I will post about one of my favorite things!

So this post is going to be about....Fridays!!!

Friday is a favorite for most people, being the end of the average working week, but it is especially wonderful for me.

When I got sick w/CFS & fibromyalgia in 2007 I was allowed to drop my work schedule to 4 days a week (which is the same schedule that everyone else in my office already had) and have Fridays off for rest. The schedule really helped me to be able to make it through a normal week without having my symptoms flare up too much, even though I normally start feeling sick by Thursday afternoon. I still get sick during the week sometimes--especially considering how many germs I am constantly exposed to working ina Pediatric doctor's office...but the three day weekend really allows me to recouperate and not be so drained that I can't do anything else during the weekends (like clean!).

I generally spend a good amount of Friday sleeping to be honest. My body is really tired and achy after a crazy work week, and then after that I tend to schedule doctor appointments and occasionally get to spend some time with friends b/c hubs is always filming games on Friday nights.

I am so thankful to have a job that allows flexibility with my schedule and I truly appreciate my favorite day of the week!

What is your favorite day?


  1. I would have to say that Saturday is my favorite. One of the best parts is that Jeff takes care of Charlotte when she gets up around 7 or so and lets me sleep in til my heart is content! (I"m not being mean either - Jeff normally gets up at 5 so sleeping til 7 for him IS sleeping in. Plus, sometimes Charlotte likes Saturdays too and sleep in!) Anyway, its nice that i get sleep, Jeff and Charlotte get time together, and Jeff isn't bothered by my nagging on doing something.
    With my being home all week, I"m ready to get out on the weekend and do stuff. But Jeff, having worked in the office all week, is ready to kick back and relax with no schedule and lots of computer time. While this has been a source of some fighting (which doesn't make for a good Saturday) we finally found a resolution. Jeff has the morning and early afternoon to do nothing. We plan stuff to do no earlier than 3pm unless necessary. Plus, that helps us be able to discuss and plan (which I totally need) but with a starting point that Jeff is comfortable with. A
    nyway, this comment is way too long, but I'm enjoying my Saturday's with my little family :)

  2. My mom has fibromyalgia, too, and she's a nurse. I don't know how she does it on shift work, to be honest! Go you for being able to take care of yourself like this - not everyone has a flexible workplace.

    I like Fridays, too!

  3. Monday! I know weird, but I love mondays!
    #1. Bc on mondays we have "family dinner" at our house, meaning Dustin, our friend Cody and used to be our friend Corey (he moved) come over for dinner.
    #2.Then justin and I watch the Big Bang Theory and hangout. I love it.
    #3. I also just like the start of a new week.