Monday, April 24, 2006

(Home) Office Space

So I may have mentioned that since the breakage of my foot, I am now “working” from home. Technically, today was the first day that I did that, since I only got my computer last Wednesday and then I left for Vegas on Thursday. And yes, there will be stories and pictures from the funnest trip EVER.

Anyway. I thought I’d give you a little insight into my first day of working from home.
8:30 – Wake up, turn on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, check blogs
9:00 – Eat breakfast, read a book
9:30 – Check work email, call work to see if Marlene is there so I can tell her about Vegas. She’s not there, so make up a work-related excuse for calling since the boss answered.
9:40 – Lay back down on the couch and put ice on injured foot, watch “A Different World.”
10:00 – IM with P.I.C., play online Sudoku
10:30 – Talk on the phone with The Bad Cop, while laying on the couch icing the foot
11:00 – Get back into bed, read for a few minutes and then go to sleep
1:30 – Check work email, answer personal email, IM some more
2:00 – Watch “Law & Order”
3:00 – Talk to my mom on the phone
3:30 – I can’t remember what I did – probably nothing
5:00 – Take a shower

This working from home stuff is THE BEST. Today was an anomaly, since last week I spent a lot of time actually doing stuff. Not work stuff, mind you, just errands and things I usually have to cram into the weekends or evenings. But I was pretty tired today. What with the weekend shenanigans and all. However, last week I actually went to a Laundromat for the first time in about a zillion years and also I went shopping because apparently, you can never have too many clothes for three days in Sin City. As evidenced by the amount of luggage we had.

So. Working from home. At least until Friday, which is when the company officially closes. I have a bottle of champagne in the fridge that might have to be opened for this occasion. If I get my way and am able to take some time off this summer? It will be awesome. Say it with me -- AWESOME. The summer where I do whatever I want to whenever I want to. And I cannot tell you how nice it is to go to bed every night with the knowledge that I don’t have to go to the hell that is work the next morning. Although furthering my Vegas tan was difficult today as it was SNOWING. Gotta love spring in Colorado…


Janet said...


Oh, and it was snowing in Nevada too.

Kristina said...

Now that you are staying home, how about I send my kids to you for a fun-filled week of Camp Amber!!!!!

Sass said...

Hey girl,
I've been working from home now for the last two months - it's not as romantic as it sounds. I've become a sloth and found the days i don't have appointments i'm in starbucks for human companionship. One good thing is it's 7 am and i'm headed out the door for a run now instead of at 5:30 like i would if i had an office. or hitting the galleria for a few hours this afternoon. Noone knows i'm not working except me.

Good luck waiting on the champagne

lil'bitty said...

Sounds kinda like my day. wake up, nurse,nap, wake up, nurse, have breakfast, play in the floor, nurse, play in the exersaucer, Eat brunch, nap, wake up, nurse, play in the floor, go for a walk w/Mommy, play in the floor, nurse, nap, greet Daddy when he gets home, play in the floor with Daddy, nurse, eat supper, get a bath, nurse, go to bed.

Hope said...

After reading this I quit my job and walked out of the office a free woman.

Just kidding, unfortunately, but it sounds nice! Some day someone will pay me to sit on the couch and watch Law and Order! I'm really good at it!

The Husband said...

i can't believe you watched A Different World. there must have been something else on.

Alice said...

oh man i LOVE working from home. except i feel all guilty when i do, so i usually convince myself to work WHILE watching law & order. :-)

Whinger said...

I just love Whitley. I can lose hours if they have a bunch of Different Worlds back to back.

Thomas said...

What happened to the foot?

Amanda said...

um, can you come break my foot for me so i can partake in a day like that?

Cheryl said...

Ah, Different World. Haven't seen that in a while. Sounds like a nice day. I want one!

It got cold here again too. Silly spring.

C. said...

Poor foot!!! Wish I was there to make it feel better. ;) My Dallas Stars are struggling right now against your Av's.. :(


dasi said...

Sigh... I wish I could work from home too!! I'm pretty much getting that this is the general consensus, though!! ;) Can't wait to hear about Vegas - and hope the foot is doing better!!

Jon said...

I hear ya... I am working from home tomorrow, but not on a long term basis like you. Have fun

Sandra Dee said...

I could totally do that kind of "working from home" deal! :)

C. said...

Must be nice to have all this "free" time.. Sounds like somebody else I know.. :)


Jill said...

I am totally cheering for you to take off time this summer. That is currently my plan for June and July. I hope it happens.

/crossing fingers for both of us

By the way, Buffy and blogs? Awesome.

Mr. Fabulous said...

AWESOME. There, I said it :)

Any day that starts with Buffy is gonna be a good day.

Cheryl's Office said...

Six months ago I had one of the most disorganized home office spaces. I had papers and files across my desk, in my briefcase, and on the floor. I finally decided to order a modular file system for my customer files. I now have the discipline to place all my client's orders in their proper place. While computers are great for many filing tasks, they are limited for my paperwork needs. There are many places online to buy discount office furniture. Make sure you check them out before you buy.