Since my regular work away-from-home days are Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Monday holidays can make my long weekend into a 4 day instead of a 3 day. I try hard not to fall into that lazy trap though, when my hubby goes back to work I try my best to make my day into a work day too. So I’m up early and first order of business is usually a run for me, a walk for one of the dogs, and then play time for the whole office crew. Then I get to work on the blog, bookkeeping work (though I have very little now and I’m busy scheming on ways to replace that income while still working from home) and other projects around the house. I try to take Sheba for a swim once a week during the summer too.
I intersperse that with nose work for Luke and sometimes the girls, and we might have another short game of ball after lunch too. I try to get up and moving every so often and not spend my whole day sitting at the computer, because I know that’s not healthy.
This past week was a bit different though, since we had contractors coming to put in some replacement windows; I had to adjust my schedule to be available to keep the dogs out of their way. We’ve been doing this construction stuff off and on since we moved into our new home, and I like to keep the dogs outside if it’s a nice day. The problem is that if I’m inside, they want to be in with me. I can close up the side of the house the contractors are working on, but if they need to ask me a question or something, that will send Luke and Cricket into a barking frenzy; so it’s not the most convenient.
On this day I decided to try taking my computer outside. I always wanted to at our old house but it was too bright outside to see the screen. Here at the new house our deck is shaded though, so it wasn’t too bad! The crew was definitely much happier outside with me out there too, though I did have to bring a bed out there for Princess Cricket.
I really enjoyed working out there too, though the birds flying by my head at times could be distracting! The deck sits next to my nice garden where there are bird feeders, and along with that and an apple and other trees nearby, the birds were pretty active! It was so nice to be out there listening to them sing and flit around.
It’s a pretty good deal, and I couldn’t enjoy working at home more; even when our routines are disrupted by contractors. Wednesday I had to go back to the office at my other job though. Here’s the view from my office where I am a bookkeeper at a small general store:
As you can see, it’s not so bad, but I miss my furry co-workers when I’m there, and I don’t get to take breaks to play ball. 🙂