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Going out on a school night

Discussion in 'Personal' started by dusty67, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. dusty67

    dusty67 New commenter

    When I was deputy, my mum started to have our boys to stay over one night a week. I used this night to stay later and later at work. On a regular day I left at 6 at night but on this night left at between 8 and 9. I should say that my Head was a very autocratic, pace-setter! Not quiet a bully, but probably would have been if I had let him.
    After a few weeks I realised that this was ridiculous, my marriage was heading for the divorce courts and I certainly wasn't any better at my job. We (me and hubby) decided that once a month instead of working late, we would go out for a nice meal and spend some proper time together. That soon grew into once a week. I still worked till 6, but then left and went straight out with hubby.
    Even though the boys are long past needing a babysitter, they still sleep at Grandma's on a Wednesday night and we still go out each Wednesday night. And, fortunately, my marrigae is stronger now than it ever was.
    And now that I'm a Head, my staff leave me alone on a Thursday morning, till my headache has cleared [​IMG]
  2. dusty67

    dusty67 New commenter

    <strike>quiet</strike> quite
  3. When I was younger and up till I was 45 or so I used to work at a Youth Club for three nights a week. Went to to the pub after it finished and also went out the other two nights as well. When I stopped doing Youth work I just went to the pub every night for an hour instead. Now I'm retired I hardly ever go out at all - just Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    If I had had to stay in night after night doing nothing but school work i would have had a breakdown.
  4. No, I rarely go out on a school night. Like another poster said, it panics me too. I get really worried about being tired the next day. Not that it should matter, I'm always tired anyway! Now I'm living on my own I really should make the effort and do something.
  5. I recently left a job where 2 evenings a week was the norm, on top of full working days (adult ed) so was either at work or zedding on the sofa. Now finish at 5 prompt every day, and am starting to feel that I might actually be able to have a life on weekday evenings.Any suggestions what to do - I've forgotten what's out there!
  6. Out usually 3 times a week,not necessarily late, gym, hobbies etc.
  7. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    Not often but yes - to watch football, to see friends, even been known to have a pint or two!
  8. Yes - I'm off to the cinema tomorrow night and OH and I usually have a night off cooking and go for a pub meal during the week.
  9. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I don't know how you find the time!

    I am in bed 2 hours after I get home.
  10. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    As a single person, living on my own, I try to keep busy so I do musical society on Mondays and have extra rehearsals on Wednesdays and Sundays, Brownies on Wednesdays (Before musical thing) and Orchestra on Thursdays.
    BUT I do find I do too much and don't have a lot of relaxing time and I'm going out for tea tonight!
  11. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    every now and then i go gigging, but you can't really dictate when a band plays...
  12. Professor Dumbledore

    Professor Dumbledore New commenter

    I quite often stop for a quick drink in my local on the way home. If I've had a really good/bad day I might go home, smarten up then go out for a few. (Not stupid amounts though, don't do kids and hang overs!) I don't do this so much now, as leaving the car and having to traipse in to get it the next morning is a pain.
    My ex was a right night owl, and I got into the habit of staying up till midnight/one am on school nights - I was wandering aorund like a zombie at school. Horrible.
    As for other things, I would never turn down a fun event because it was a school night. Cinema, meal, etc, as long as it didn't involve a really late night.

  13. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i've been known to roll in at 2 or 3 from a gig, if it involves travelling. good fun next day (not) but i'm not missing special things if i don't have to. they're VERY rare though.

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