As weekends is about to arrive, the mind starts tickling of the youngsters, ready to gallop on the roads with racing bikes along with friends. The day Friday is been associated with TGIF (Thank God, It’s Friday.) and the heart of the youngsters starts beating for the approaching hours and the two grand days of weekend.
A decade ago, I was not well-versed with TGIF but now at every nook & corner of the metros and non-metros are ready for the show on Friday itself, which reminds of the importance of Friday in the lives of students in higher studies and hunks & girlies of the young employed age.
They don’t have much responsibility and in real terms, they enjoy their life at the best on Fridays and resting on the weekends.
We, the family people breathe deeply on Fridays to get ready for the next day with all the required weapons of cleaning, dusting and mopping.
Working couple have hectic Saturdays, aligning the things of the house which often gets distracted from their places. The loads of clothes looking at us with dirty faces to get loaded in washing machines and bask in sun.
Today, I will brief you all, “How I Spend My Weekends” and why I am thankful for the weekends and very ardently wait for it to arrive.
Friday late evening is the laziest day for me. After work, I take a soothing shower comforting myself with my favourite lather and get ready in one of my casuals in which I can breathe easily without getting terrified of missing the creases.
I ardently wait for my better half who decides the menu and location of Fridays…On this day, I don’t pay attention to my home and kitchen…my fingers move on the playing list and the lights are dim so that I can’t see the dust or the missing creases of the sheets & furnishings…I have started believing in TGIF.
M arrives from office and he knows me well and my overtures on Friday. At times, he decides to cook non-veg for us or take me to some restaurants to savour on some delicacies….and I go to bed early unlike other days, so Friday is a free day for me to relax in my own terms.
On Saturday, I wake up early and strap myself with all the amenities of cleaning the house, changing the furnishings and altering the look of the whole house.
M has his office and he tip toes of the house on time because I want full control on my home and don’t tolerate interference of anyone.
First of all, I load the washing machine with the clothes sorted out based on colour and fabric etc. Till it tumbles, I clean all the cobwebs and dust off the doors, windows and grills. All the sheets & covers are changed of all rooms & living room. All the decors & mirrors are cleaned. Even soft toys are bathed.
By noon, the total cleaning of the house is done along with the maid.
By the time, the cook cooks light meal for the day, I creep inside the bathrooms to sparkle them and take a lengthy bath to refresh & rejuvenate myself, brushing myself with ayurvedic powders.
After meal, comes the time to clean the kitchen shelves, change the nappies and table mats and arrange all the things as per my choice and need.
No rest in daytime. I keep my playing list of music ON to boost my energy to manage the chores well.
The washing machine does overtime in weekends and all the cleaning are over by late evening…then comes the washer man to collect the clothes for further processing.
In evening, I give a clean look to my plant pots by pruning and digging and sit in the balcony with my liquor tea.
When M arrives in late evenings, he is awestruck with the sparkling look and sprawls on the lounge breathing fresh look of our sweet home…he agrees that his Friday treat works well.
Sunday is the day to laze around…wake up late and move around lazily. We don’t take breakfast on Sundays, a grand lunch of non-veg is prepared by both of us and we relish it hot with the side dishes of raitas and sweets which we miss in weekdays.
After lunch and easy discussions of here and there, when sleep envelops us, we aren't even aware.
Sunday evening tea is prepared by M.
After tea, I change in one of favourite dress and enjoy the evening with M, catching few programs on TV or someone drops in & we close the Sunday with a light meal.
Ready for Monday to start afresh.
I feel thankful for the weekends, which gives me ample Me time to excavate the house, laze around and rejoice the days with full enthusiasm, anxiety at bay.
Linked to Thankful Thursdays.
I am thankful to God for all his blessings.