History in the Making

The Luxury of an Extra Day Off

Ahhh, to be so lucky as to have an extra day off! Here in Manitoba, we have today off as Louis Riel day- an interesting figure in our provincial history that I might do a post on if enough people are interested. In the rest of Canada, I believe it is known as Family Day (BC’s Family Day was last Monday)! No matter what, it is a day off from work! Now that I am a regular young professional I appreciate these days off more than ever! I like to be productive on my Saturdays and Sundays- I feel sluggish during the week when I have a ton of stuff to do in the evenings. I can get the majority of my blog work done, any errands I need to run, laundry, extra yoga, and any new recipes I am interested in trying. I also find that I am more tired when I don’t actually do anything. That being said, an extra day off here and there is very much appreciated, and gives me time to move at quite a slow pace. So, what am I doing today?

Reading all in good taste and Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History! I’m thoroughly enjoying both, and I should have a book post with both of these up next week. I will be tucked in with my paw print throw and a mug of tea, quietly enjoying my books 🙂


Watching Lucy Worsley’s Empire of the Tsars (Part I, Part II, and Part III)! I was very surprised to see that she had worked on a non-English topic, given that she works for the Royal Historic Palaces, but I love Russian history and Lucy! I desperately wish that a channel in Canada would broadcast them, but I’m at the mercy of wonderful people who upload them to YouTube.


This might not happen, but I am also hoping to get a few extra blog posts written! I typically write a full week’s worth on the weekend, through the next Saturday. I am planned out for the next 2-3 weeks, though- so if I can get ahead, it would be great! I will most likely spend an hour or so just reading blogs. I typically don’t have a huge amount of time at once to read blogs, so that would be a nice change.

What do you do on your days off? Do you try and get out, or stay in??

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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0 thoughts on “The Luxury of an Extra Day Off”

    • I think that the big luxury really IS getting more time outside!! I’ve never really thought about it, but I guess on normal week days, we don’t get a lot of time outside 🙁 My new goal in the spring and summer is to spend some evenings outside!

  • I try to get outside even if just for 30mins with my dog. I’m stuck in doors all week at work and often don’t even get a lunch break. Days off mean much needed fresh air and a stroll. We had blue skies and sunshine this week, which was lovely.

    • I went out to the dog park today to enjoy the fresh air! Being outside really makes a difference, doesn’t it? I appreciate the 20 minutes of fresh air I get walking in and out of work, but I always try to get more!

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