What do you do in Week 52?

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What do you do in Week 52?

  1. Housecleaning—lots of it

    33.3%
  2. Housecleaning—as normal

    4.2%
  3. Take a trip (if only one day) I normally do not have time for

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Do home repairs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Busy putting some Christmas gifts to use

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Returning or exchanging gift(s)—my own

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Returning or exchanging gift(s)—one(s) I bought for others

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Still feasting or snacking on Christmas goodies

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Returning home from holiday trip

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Helping relatives (or friends) to get started back home

    4.2%
  11. Studying or writing paper, just to make it easier for spring semester

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Going to a college bowl game

    2.1%
  13. Going to other sporting events (besides bowl game)

    16.7%
  14. Just taking it easy, glad that Christmas is over

    10.4%
  15. Just taking it easy, though not glad Christmas is over

    2.1%
  16. Taking down tree or decorations

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Worrying about how I am going to pay credit card bills

    2.1%
  18. Still listening to Christmas music or watching Christmas videos

    14.6%
  19. Working—normal schedule

    2.1%
  20. Working—short hours

    2.1%
  21. Working—overtime hours

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Personal bookkeeping, to be sure I know where I stand for the year

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Looking to sell stocks or bonds, in order to optimize tax writeoffs for this year

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Giving to church or charities, to increase tax writeoffs for this year’s taxes

    2.1%
  25. Going in for medical or dental appointment(s), scheduled this week to optimize benefits by calendar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Using delay tactics (in contracting job, selling real estate, etc.) to avoid increasing tax liabilit

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Planning New Year’s Eve party

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Spending more time on the computer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. Going to library or museums

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Watching more television than normal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. Cooking black-eyed peas near the end of the week

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Playing indoor games

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Playing outdoor games

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Reading more than normal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. Visiting or calling friends more than normal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  36. Charitable work (volunteering in shelters, nursing homes, relief programs, et al)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. More devotional and prayer time

    2.1%
  38. Taking advantage of "closeout" sales at the stores

    2.1%
  39. To me, there is nothing out of the ordinary about this week

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. No answer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Alcott

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    I used to think that the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day was like a “dead week”-- the rush to get everything for the big holiday is over, many businesses that do not serve the general public are shut down for much or all of the week, school is still out, the days are about the longest, darkest and often the coldest days of the year. But with years of adult living, it seems like every year there gets to be a greater rush to get many things done with the year’s end or do necessary travel, indoor work, et al. What are you up to this week?
     
  2. Ben W

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    Go to the beach for one and watch Cricket, makes for a pretty good summer!
     
  3. delly

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    It's a regular week like any other. We get off Friday for the Saturday holiday, but it's the same old routine for us here. Work, work, work.
     
  4. SaggyWoman

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    This is the slowest I have had in years!
     
  5. Alcott

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    My teeth are hurting right now from my second dental appointment in 2 days, scheduled, as the poll states, "to optimize benefits by the calendar year." Unfortunately, on top of this I need 2 root canals, or so says the dentist I made the appointments with. And as my dental carrier changes with the 1st of the year, I have had to cancel the referral appointment they made for me to make one with a preferred provider on the new plan.

    I am also looking to sell stock, deliberately taking a loss, since it came from an inheritance and I bought out the others involved, who I also need to pay off for a house. Taking the money and the maximum $3000 capital loss on this year's taxes, as well as getting rid of a home equity loan's monthly payment, should solve a few problems. But my plan 2 years ago of buying out and holding the telephone stocks because some time they are going to rise again, is losing appeal.
     
  6. donnA

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    I cleaned the kitchen cabinets out (long over due) found stuiff I didn't even remember having, threw some out gave some away. Been working on making an office out of the newly empty bedroom.
     
  7. dianetavegia

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    Nothing new here. Hubby worked a full week and I had my daycare kids.
     
  8. donnA

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    Robert's been off since the 22nd, goes back Monday, all paid.
     
  9. Salty

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    Week 52 is only 9 weeks away. My goodness, where has the time gone to??
     
  10. Melanie

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    Usual Christmas church activities, work

    watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race

    Hopefully watch summer storms from the veranda with a chilled drink

    make my New Years resolutions

    think how gladsome it is to live in Australia
     
  11. Thankful

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    I'm looking forward to that week of celebrations.
     

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