Working from home has so many perks. I'm liking it bunches. Today I finished a large project that I have been working on for a few weeks and sent it off just after 5:00 p.m. This is a fabulous thing, because lately I've been working day and night and have had little time to pull the plug before dinner and get into my jammies and relax the rest of the night.
What I should be saying is that I have made little effort to take a shower, get dressed and head out for an evening of fun. Yes friends, today was the pinnacle of stay-at-home jobness. I took a shower (at noon), oh yes I did, but I put my pajamas BACK ON and then proceeded to buckle back into my work chair for the rest of the afternoon. And if I'm really honest, this is not the first time. :p
I'm thinking I should start showering and getting dressed first thing in the morning, like a real person. For instance right now I could go get dressed and head out for a while, actually leave my driveway and shovel off the snow that's been accumulating on my car. Or I could pull on my boots and walk into town.
Somehow my jammies are the stronger arm in that little match of wrestling.
No, what I really want to do tonight is work on a drawing I've started. I will pull my boots on and take the garbage down (I somehow missed that event last week. And the week before.) And I promised myself I would start my morning tomorrow with a walk at the farm.
I could easily turn into something resembling one of those little rodents that have no eyes and live under a rock.
And really, well, truth is I miss being out and about. I'm a people person and while I have contact with others over the internet and all for work, I really miss seeing people face to face. I was heading out a couple of times a week to do my work in a diner over east of here, but lately gas money has not been as plentiful. I haven't been visiting friends. I barely get to the grocery store.
I really, really miss my weekend morning drives out in the hills with my friend.
Working at home sure has its perks, yes, like flexibility and being here when my daughter is home, but it don't add up to nothing if I never get out of my jammies.
Somebody once said that if you work from home and you have to make phone calls to clients you should dress in a business-like way. That you'll sound more professional if you're dressed professionally. I don't think I'd go that far, but I'm pretty sure I'm ready to start getting dressed again.
TTFN. No use pulling on my jeans and polar fleece at 7 p.m. It's time to play with ink. But I've got my laundry done, and I'll lay my clothes out where I can see them in the morning. :) And I can take the garbage out in my owl pants.