One of the benefits of going back to work is I now have weekends back. I'm aware that many a reader will argue that weekends continued to exist during my six months of unemployment; however, they miss the point, entirely.
Weekends only exist in relations to a work-week. The work-week and weekend are those complementary parts of the week devoted to labor and rest respectively. The weekend comprises the two traditionally non-working days in the seven-day week. Without the work-week Saturdays and Sundays are merely days no different than say a Monday or a Tuesday.
The best thing about the weekend? Well, it's the weekend. And in the summer, when the air is warm and the pace is slightly slower, there's nothing quite like two days of freedom to explore the farmer's market, meet up with friends for morning coffee, wander leisurely around the city, and then later step out for evening cocktails.