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Is there anything better than a three-day weekend?

You’ve got the standard weekend, Saturday and Sunday. But then you’ve got the three-day weekend. The Prince of weekends.

(The King of weekends is Thanksgiving weekend, but you’ll have to wait until November for that explanation.)

These can be Friday, Saturday and Sunday or Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Either way it’s a great way to catch up on sleep, which is what I prefer most.

The three-day weekend is almost as spectacular as the three-paycheck month. When you find those on the calendar it’s like a holiday in itself.

July is a three-paycheck month. I marked it in my calendar back in January.

I recently bought a new guitar, so that extra paycheck will most likely help with my credit card bill.

But back to three-day weekends. Back in the day, I was a fan of having Friday off and then back at it on Monday. School was always dreadful and a drag on Fridays and at the age of ten Mondays are always bad, even if there is no school.

However, as I age I am enjoying having Monday off more and more.

It may have something to do with the abundance of stress that overcomes me on a Sunday afternoon.

You know that feeling that the weekend is ending? It’s over too soon and Monday is just a few hours, mostly asleep, away.

You’re thinking how can it be Sunday afternoon already? It went too fast and all you want is to be able to enjoy the last few hours of your time off. It’s 4 p.m.

Then you sit around and watch a movie to try and take your mind off the impending Monday, on a rainy afternoon and all of a sudden it’s 6:30 p.m. You still have to make dinner, wash dishes and figure out what’s going to be on the front page of the paper and that you need to call back this police department and this school before those stories are done.

All of a sudden it’s 1:30 a.m. and you are lying in bed with eyes wide open trying to fall asleep.

Which is why I am a big fan of having Mondays off. There isn’t that same pressure going to sleep on a Monday night because you know that week is already 20% completed and we all know Garfield the cat is right when he says Mondays are the worst.

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See ya next week.