I find that anymore lately I am living for the weekends.
I remember doing that, years ago, but in a much, much different way. The last time I had a Monday through Friday job was in 1992. I was working as a customer service rep at a mortgage company. One of the top 5 worst jobs I have ever had. I was away from my children all week, barely making enough to justify the daycare, eating ramen noodles with frozen peas for lunch, and cooking God-knows-what in the evenings after I picked up the kids from daycare. I had exactly 5 outfits to wear, so I had to clean and press them each Sunday, along with everyone else's laundry. I was exhausted all of the time - Spencer was 3, Chloe 1 - and all of my weekend off was spent trying to catch up - on everything - cooking, cleaning, shopping, wife-ing and mothering. I'm 100% sure it was as hard on Hubby as it was on me. We were in our 30's but pretty clueless about many things. And we were dirt-ass poor with family far, far away. We might as well have been alone on Hell's Island.
Nowadays, the weekends will find Hubby and I hopping into the truck on Sundays and heading out for a day of Mexican breakfast, followed by putseying around Highlands, enjoying a bottle of wine, some sun, and maybe a nap. Dreaming up plans for what we want to do out there in the future, and not worrying about money, kids, laundry, or anything else Monday through Friday related.
The bad ole days are gone. Not that God has promised sunny skies from now on...but I am relishing the weekend now, while I live it.