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A Whole Day Off Work


One of the benefits of my new job is that I have unlimited DTO. I read up on this before I took the job and frankly, as great as it sounds to have unlimited paid time off, the reality is not so great. I was warned.

Essentially, you can take time off if you have your work done or have someone to cover for you. It’s kind of frowned on. No one would say that out loud, but it’s definitely the vibe.

However, since I haven’t had paid time off in 14 years, it didn’t seem like a big deal to me. I am used to working everywhere and all the time. But after 2 months of consistent 10-12 hour, sometimes 14 hour work days, I decided to go for it.

So today is my first official, paid day off from work! (At least one that is not a national holiday.)

What are you going to do?

I have spent the last couple of weeks going room to room, cleaning and purging and organizing. I’m not done yet, but I’ve made good progress. Therefore, I do not want to spend my single day off on housework.

So what do you do when you want to have fun, relax and really enjoy your time off!?! Oh, and most importantly, you don’t want to spend any money?


Princess and I visited our local library for the first time in over a year and I checked out a slew of books. I brought home 7 and reserved 5 more. I am determined to make more time me, more downtime. But for now, I have 3 whole days during this long week to snuggle up with a book.

I cannot tell you how excited I am. For food, I’m going to make a crockpot soup that we can eat on all weekend.

I am so ready for some down time! Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend. I know I will!


  • Reply Alice |

    You mean PTO? Paid time off?


    I’d read a bunch of books, too! I own so many though, that I really need to read through my own bookshelves. It seems that buying books is a whole different hobby than reading them. LOL

    • Reply Hope |

      You are so right! I have an Amazon wishlist where I log all books I want to read…well, all self help and business related books. But I have a slew of them on my shelves still to be read. So no purchasing for me until I get through these.

      My library stock piles are all fun books and I never buy those as I definitely won’t need them for reference or read them again.

So, what do you think ?