Re: Weekend without kids, what to do?
I usually curl up on the couch and waste the weekend away. I got tired of that and just started hanging out by myself at events, busy places, malls, hiking but that made me lonely and depressed and drove me back to the couch. So I've slowly been trying to "nurture" a few friendships with coworkers, reconnecting on the phone with old long-distance friends I've been out of touch with, etc. It just takes time to start getting things going again, but don't feel any guilt or shame about whatever you decide because it is your FREE time and you are allowed to do whatever you want with it. Others have also suggested volunteering, and I've been interested but having a hard time finding something to actually volunteer at, no big organizations around here to match me up with a good charity or anything.