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What Do You Look Forward to at the End of the Day?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by VeronicAmb, May 16, 2016.

  1. VeronicAmb

    VeronicAmb Occasional commenter

    My kids are with their uncle and my partner is still at home and I'm watching Boardwalk Empire...

    Some days for me, it's my kids (sometimes it's literally the last thing I wanna do (2 year old, 8 year old and 14 year old!)

    I honestly just come home to some peace and quiet is the best feeling in the world. Although this is very rare for me, just being with my own crowd, with my fav mug full of tea and pigging out with a packet of biscuits without any shame is the best feeling ever (reminds me of my young, youthful, uni days!)

    So, what do you guys look forward to at the end of each of your LONG working school day?
     
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    The wind dropping

    Mind you it is usually quite calm at dawn too
     
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  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I always look forward to my cosy bed but in summer I like to potter round the garden. It's very peaceful and I can always see the result of any work I do, which doesn't always happen in school!
     
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  4. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Climbing into bed and reaching for my kindle.

    When I was teaching, I looked forward to putting my key in the door, knowing that I could do what I wanted, more or less!
     
  5. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    quiet.
     
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  6. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Waking up in the morning.
     
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  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Depends on what mood I'm in, what needs doing and what the weather is like. It could be gardening, a large G&T, a blether with MrK or reading threads on TES. Often it's all 4 :D
     
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Ditto.
     
  9. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Getting that final dog walk out of the way so I can finally unwind.

    At weekends, I have been known to get as unwound as a newt.
     
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  10. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I enjoy getting home for a cuddle with my dogs. I like having time to do some exercise - exercise bike, a dog walk, rowing or line dancing. I end up in bed early to allow reading time.
     
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  11. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Leaving work! (I have had the Monday from hell today!)
     
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  12. cosmosinfrance

    cosmosinfrance Star commenter

    At the moment it is a kir sitting in the sunshine, a hot shower after a day in the garden, an early night, a good book and, with luck, a good night's sleep.
     
  13. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    When I was working I'd often get home, jump straight onto my bike and do a 14 mile circuit along a favourite rural bike track. Apart from being useful exercise it helped to draw a line under whatever the day had chucked at me and set me up for the evening.

    Now I'm semi-retired there's no specific end of day thing that I look forward to. My day fizzles out around 10pm when I can't concentrate on any of my various projects any more (I don't watch much evening TV) and I head up wood hill to sleepy hollow for some quiet reading and sleepy time. It's mornings and wake up time that I more look forward to.
     
  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Me too - I really enjoy my evening cycle
     
  15. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

  16. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    A beer -after cycling home from school (3 miles up and down hills) - am trying to get fit :eek:.... then, the toddler comes home and we hang out together; Mr SK comes home and we all just relax....:D
     
  17. josienig

    josienig Senior commenter

    For the past 10 days or so I've looked forward to catching the sunset..I don't know what I'll do when the weather changes!
     
  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That takes me back, Eureka. I haven't heard that song on yonks. I thought that version was a little awkward to settle into, preferring as I do, the more familiar Platters one, which flows more smoothly and was very much styled styled on the Ink Spots earlier, 1939 version.

    Thanks for the memory.
     
  19. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    An evening to veg in front of the tele. After all the years of working most evenings, the choice to do nothing is still lovely.
     
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  20. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Reading my kindle in bed because when you nod off and drop it you don't lose your page.
     

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