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Have you ever been busy busy busy for so long that a day off feels like a miracle?

Asked by Dutchess_III (28008 points ) December 12th, 2010

Geez. You know, we put the house up for sale in July, and were doing all of that non-stop remodeling. Then I enrolled in an algebra class (surprise! It turned out to be an accelerated class!). Between constant homework and open houses every other week, I haven’t had a single day to my self since July…until today. The feeling is just unbelievable. There is nothing that I have to do!

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coffeenut's avatar

I hear that…lol, Today is the first day off in 4 and a half months….I work 18hrs a day 6 days a week and 15hrs on the 7th day, but this Christmas I’m taking 7 days off….it’s a Christmas Miracle lol and I plan to do Nothing

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Last year then I went 20 some days before a day off. I felt as though it was my birthday and I wanted to treat myself to all kinds of goodies. I did!

Kayak8's avatar

I am soooo there! I have jury duty from tomorrow until Christmas Eve and I couldn’t be happier! When two weeks of jury duty is perceived as a welcome break, you know you have pushed yourself to the limit!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I was excused from my one and only jury duty. I felt disgraced somehow!

Kayak8's avatar

@Dutchess_III I fully expect to be excused (hanging out with a lot of cops doing search and rescue and crime scene preservation gives me a sense that my services may not be needed), but I so love the idea of two weeks away from work!

JLeslie's avatar

Yes! I have felt like that many times in my life. Especially during the 5 weeks before Christmas when I worked retail.

cookieman's avatar

All the time.

I have a week off after Christmas my wife is looking to fill with activities. Meanwhile I’m thinking we do nothing.

rts486's avatar

Yes, my last deployment to Iraq I worked everyday for nine months straight. 14–16 hours a day.

Nullo's avatar

The pre-Christmas retail madness. Even though I wasn’t in the present-producing departments, it was still constant demand. That’s when I truly realized the value of a day off: during the week I was stressed and irritable enough to be mean and chew out my bosses for little things, but after a day or so to rest, I’d be back to normal. For a day.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Man. I’d forgotten that I posted this question. Now it is so the opposite. I had the weekend off, nothing special to do, went to work on Monday, then yesterday and today schools are closed due to snow!

@Nullo You’re allowed to chew out your boss????

Nullo's avatar

@Dutchess_III I dunno. We’ll see how it works out. :D Really, though, I was making a good point: I need some autonomy if they want to see results. Hopefully, I won’t have terminated my chances for advancement.

bookish1's avatar

Yes. I’ve been working all day and all night, til 2–3 am, for the past month. When I’m all done with my PhD exams, I’m going to cook and watch TV and play video games and take naps and go outside again. It’s going to be great…

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