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User Topic: Weekend Plans?
Member # 33226
Cool  Posted: 2:58 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

It's a holiday weekend here in the States. DD15 and I are hauling ourselves out of bed tomorrow at an unreasonably rude hour and making our annual pilgrimage to a Fourth of July antique show that takes place in a hay field. It's huge, usually hot, very dusty/sneezy, and great fun. Well worth the Benedryl.

After antiquing and a quick lunch, I'll send her off to wasband's for the weekend. I'll see my Dad, who has been in the hospital for a couple of weeks now, and then it's back home to bleach my basement.

And no, that's not a euphemism.

What are you guys up to?

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 26152 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 36697
Default  Posted: 3:18 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I'm taking a nice looong weekend to relax and unwind. My sister is flying in from Boston tomorrow morning and I'm going to pick her up from the city 100 miles North of here, we're going to hang out with family and have lots of baby niece time, I'm going to sleep in Sunday and Monday, go to the mountains to fish on Tuesday... Man, it's going to be great!

Posts: 1802 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
Member # 39850
Default  Posted: 3:52 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

My town is getting hit with a category 2 hurricane tonight, so all my plans are up in the air. Was planning on going to beach, but those plans are kinda killed...

30 Bgf
Dday: April 2013
Relationship ended: January 2014

Posts: 1279 | Registered: Jul 2013
Member # 32368
Default  Posted: 3:55 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I'm either flying down to Rio, taking a cruse in the Mediterranean,having dinner at Spago with Halle Berry or cleaning out my email delete file.

[This message edited by asurvivor at 3:56 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)]

I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.

Posts: 576 | Registered: Jun 2011
Sad in AZ
Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I''m headed to the Berkshires to spend time with a couple of my oldest, dearest friends. They have a camp near Williamstown. Their property borders on the Mt. Greylock Reservation, so I''ll get some hiking practically from their doorstep

I made two kinds of sangria for the weekend. Then I panicked about transporting liquor in an open container but my brother the LEO reassured me that it''s ok. Whew!

The bad news is that I have to come back to Albany on Saturday afternoon to work because my bitchy p/a team lead neglected to get coverage for this weekend. Oh, she''s working too (She''s also working her way out of a job, but that''s another post...) I hope to be back in MA by 8pm. Then I can stay till Monday afternoon.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20433 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Member # 27148
Default  Posted: 4:32 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I am going to a going away party tonight. Tomorrow I am going to a 4th of July g2g.

Saturday I finish packing because Sunday I fly to London for 3 days and then I travel to Kenya for a medical mission trip.

My life is usually pretty routine and dull and I rarely post on this topic. However, this weekend...SPECTACULAR

Donít get to the end of your life and find that you lived only the length of it; live the width of it as well.†

Posts: 2770 | Registered: Jan 2010
Member # 10516
Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

My birthday was last weekend and my son wanted to spend some time with me and my daughter. We are meeting him and his girlfriend where he lives in Chicago and we're spending the weekend hanging out. Have a few ideas of what we'll do but nothing definite, but it's always fun when we're all together.

Me: BS 53
Son: 27 years old
Daughter: 25 years old
D-day(s) 9/23/94 - 1/31/05
Divorced 4/10/08

Posts: 7485 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Illinois
Member # 22870
Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I was also off today, but had to go in for a few hours to let carpet installers into the building. My office was sorely in need of new flooring- well worth giving up 3 hours of my weekend.

Tomorrow, I'm going to mow and then go to the Pirates game followed by fireworks in the city. A friend was going to go, but had child are issues. So, I'm going alone.

Saturday is a family reunion at mom's followed by more mowing.

Sunday will be....more mowing.

Leaving right now to take Bert the wonder dog to the river to walk off some energy.

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7816 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
Member # 30341
Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

Fireworks tonight with a friend. My parents just moved to a retirement community and the rumor is they have a great view of the city's fireworks show. Less parking hassle too. Win/Win

Tomorrow my town celebrates its Sesquicentennial in a big way. Pancake breakfast, parade, family activities on Main Street and a street party in the evening. I've been volunteered by a friend to help at a children's activity booth for 2 hours. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into.

Saturday, the guy I'm no longer seeing because he didn't want to see me, wants to see I'm seeing him. Yep, he's had a change of heart. I'm playing it by ear. I'll let y'all know how that goes.

DDay 11/17/2010 BW:53

Posts: 3235 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Iowa
Member # 30346
Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

Boating with my (former) BIL/SIL and their kids...then "culdesaq fireworks" in the evening.


me...BS, 44 years old, 2 small kids
WS, 41, multiple gay affairs
M 15 years, together 17

Posts: 4215 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: South
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 6:12 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

Saturday, the guy I'm no longer seeing because he didn't want to see me, wants to see I'm seeing him.
Hmmm... Sounds like we'll soon need another 4 hour car trip to catch up, honey.

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

Posts: 26152 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 31468
Default  Posted: 6:19 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I'm headed fishing early in the morning with SO and his kids, then we're having a bbq at his house with the kids and his family.

The rest of the weekend will be getting yard work and house work done before a busy work week and then a week at the beach, topped off with an immediate work trip.

Me: BW-44
Him: XWH-44
Together 9 yrs
DDays: 1/10/2011
Status: Divorced 4/27/11

Above all, be the heroine, not the victim. - Nora Ephron

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling

Posts: 4668 | Registered: Mar 2011 | From: Texas
Member # 33882
Default  Posted: 7:16 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

I am spending the weekend with bf. it I going to pour all day tomorrow here so we will drink margaritas and hang out. Saturday is a BBQ and Sunday is brunch.

Then it's groceries and picking up the kiddos and back to reality.

me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."

Posts: 2611 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: MA
Member # 34373
Default  Posted: 8:21 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

Tomorrow, How to Train Your Dragon 2 with IrishLad and my Dad. Then IrishLad goes to see his brother and do some fireworks. The rest of the weekend, cleaning and finishing Inferno.

Me: 46 BS Divorced
Him: 45 Married OW
DDay: 07/04/2008
Divorced: 06/15/2011
5 kids: IrishLass 27,IrishLad 25, IrishLass 23, IrishLad 21 and IrishLad 12
"You can't run from trouble..there ain't no place that far"

Posts: 1800 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: WA
Member # 31528
Default  Posted: 11:22 PM, July 3rd (Thursday)

If it doesn't rain, our town is having fireworks. They shoot them off close to the animal shelter we volunteer at. So DD and I are packing up snacks and heading to the shelter. We are having a mini party with our friend who runs the shelter and all the animals. We will play music, give them love, and hopefully help them be a little less scared from the sound of the fireworks.

The rest of the weekend will be gardening, relaxing, etc..

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Posts: 36438 | Registered: Mar 2011
Member # 34146
Default  Posted: 7:15 AM, July 4th (Friday)

Yesterday I had a party at my friends' house.

Today I ran with my friend, going mountain biking, picnic lunching, and swimming with the guy I'm seeing, then another party later in the evening.

Tomorrow I'm running in the morning, getting some errands done, and up for something spontaneous -- or just staying in.

Sunday I'm running and then hosting a casual birthday at the beer garden. Will be a total worlds-colliding Seinfeld moment as I invited all of my different friend groups and family.

It will fly by and then back to work :(

Me: BW, divorced, now fabulous and happy!

Married: 11 years, no kids

Character is destiny

Posts: 3465 | Registered: Dec 2011
Member # 34697
Default  Posted: 7:46 AM, July 4th (Friday)

Yesterday I went shopping with a friend and her little one. Today, I have to finish up some coursework. Tomorrow and Sunday getting the house ready for the crush of family that will be arriving in the next week to do the next set of house projects. Oh, also counting down the hours until I rescue Teslet from the bowels of chaos and hoping the handover has no drama.

"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

Posts: 4734 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: Indiana
Member # 33698
Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, July 4th (Friday)

Just relaxing with the kiddos for most of the day, though I should probably mow the lawn. Then, they're off to XWH's for the 4th while I go to a party where the food and company are always awesome. Can't wait!

Tomorrow, doing some chores around the house, then picking up the kids to go to a family party.

Sunday is the usual chores and grocery shopping, and then the kids are back.

Happy 4th to those living in the states!

BS (Me) 39
Happily liberated!
Two DS and One DD
It matters not how strait the gate,/How charged with punishments the scroll./I am the master of my fate:/I am the captain of my soul.--"Invictus," William Ernest Henley

Posts: 3641 | Registered: Oct 2011
Member # 42092
Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, July 4th (Friday)

B4me, I hope he has come to his senses about fabulous you!

Today, seeing Jaws with a friend at MoMA and then watching the Brasil Colombia game before heading to a friends party to watch the fireworks. Unless it rains, fingers crossed!

Saturday, a beach day at Coney Island followed by a big group going to the local little league team for their Seinfeld night. I'm so excited! I organized it this week and it all came together.

Then a bike ride Sunday to meet friends at the Kara Walker exhibit, some hanging out in the hip neighborhood of the installation, and biking to a second date at MoMA PS1. Of course I'm already dating someone so, that might be a bad thing! Sigh.

Happy 4th all

And go Colombia!!!!

Sit. Feast on your life.

Posts: 4203 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NYC
Member # 19946
Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, July 4th (Friday)

1) hanging at home w SO, we havnt been able to do this in weeks
2) Country BBQ in a funky mountain town
3) Sunday drive to my newly widowd sister
Next week: deep nature connection retreat for 7 days, I'm doing work trade.

Also a lot of cleaning, packing, grading papers and bookkeeping befor I leave.

BS, now age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years M and 20 together. In some ways I have not 'gotten over it'. But I am resilient and have created a good life where I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5895 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
Member # 3903
Default  Posted: 12:39 PM, July 4th (Friday)

Watching the hurricane approach. I am going to eat myself into a coma, wake up and drink wine.

There is a wonderful life on the other side of hell.

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