I’ve pretty much forgotten what it’s like to have a day off, and I am about to have 3 in a row! Part of me is still processing this, but the other part believes it and is super excited. However, I’ve also forgotten what I used to do on my days off. I don’t know what to do with myself anymore! I know if I don’t plan something, I will end up working on one of my two jobs, so I did some research and asked around. Here are some of the suggestions I found.
- Go to the beach (CNN’s article, 17 beaches we’d like to be lounging on, lists Nakabuang and Popototan beaches in the Philippines and Bandon Beach in Oregon)
- Cook something you’ve always wanted to try (not my strong suit, but I’ve always wanted to make a great, low-calorie pizza)
- Go shopping (one of my favorites. Then again, I don’t need a day off to go shopping–Work can’t keep me away! *cough* online shopping *cough*)
- Clean (uh… maybe some other time)
- Go hiking (so far I’ve only been to Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls, but I probably need to train before taking on a hike)
- Exercise (Or try to!)
- Spend time with friends and see where the day takes you (since my days off are on weekdays, I’m not sure how feasible that is)
- Eat somewhere you’ve always wanted to try (if you haven’t yet, I’d try Red Hills Market [turkey arugula sandwich] in Dundee or Jade Teahouse [anything and everything] in Portland)
- Go to a farmers market (there’s a cool Farmer’s Market on Thursdays starting May 23, 2013 in McMinnville, and the Portland Saturday Market just started up again)
- And some Oregon-specific suggestions that I’d like to add: Sky High, drive-in theatre, have some of the best chocolates you will ever try, go wine tasting, beer tasting, sake tasting, stuff your face at the great restaurants in McMinnville–and don’t forget the broccoli soup at Sage, visit the Chinese garden or find a good book in book wonderland.
I’m so excited for my days off!