So, shhhh, every other Friday, my company has off. This is a new policy, and I am *loving it*!!! My husband can't remember which ones are my "off" Fridays, and I still have the nanny working those days.
So every other Friday, I get up at my usual 5:30, and am out the door by 6:45... I head to Starbucks and work for a few hours just to avoid complete guilt. Then it varies. I've met friends for lunch. I've shopped. I've gone to a spa for the afternoon. I've gotten a pedicure... run errands, gone to the post office and gone to the dry cleaners--all the kinds of things that are so difficult when one works full time!
I don't go home until it is my regular time to get home. This is probably really a crazy way to live, but I really need the time all to myself!!! I admit that it can be difficult to fill the whole day sometimes, but it is just so worth it not to be responsible for anyone but myself for a day!!
Also, my husband is usually working nights on the weekends, which means he sleeps during the weekend days. My nanny is off on weekends, so I take care of the children by myself over the weekend. I can't seem to get anything done--the girls are still really young--so having that one Friday to myself makes it all okay. I can really connect with the children and be focused on them and not all the other things I need to be doing!
This off Friday has made a huge difference in my life! I really recommend taking that "sick day" if you can!!!!