Today is a public holiday in Western Australia. When I was working full-time as a records manager, public holidays were eagerly anticipated. And what made them even better was when they fell on the same weekend when I had the Friday before off as well. A four-day weekend was my idea of complete bliss.
Now that I'm self-employed and working from home, I completely forget about them. My husband works shift work, so he forgets as well. When I realise that it's a public holiday, I have to force myself not to work. (Right after I've written this blog post, I'm turning off my computer - I promise!) Part of the reason is because I love writing and I love what I do. Each week I make up a list of what I want to achieve and it sits there staring at me, so taking a day off work seems indulgent. Part of the reason is because my home is my workplace now and so it's so easy just to turn on the computer and answer a couple of emails and then get lost in doing things.
Today it so happens that my husband isn't working either so we've decided to do something together. It's kind of a grey day and it looks like it's going to start raining soon, so I think we're going to do a movie marathon. We'll pop to the shops to get some popcorn and chocolate, and then rug up on the couch and watch movies, or glom a TV series. I'm looking forward to it!
Oh and if I'm quick, I might be able to do the next step on my book binding project while he's still out walking the dog!
Have a great day!