Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lazy Saturday....

...yeah....I'm not doing a darn thing....only thing I've accomplished today is talking to the two most important men in my life. Nagged my son via text messages to make sure he showered and put on clean clothes before he got on the plane home. And just finished chatting with my Honey. We always chat a bit via instant messenger every day. Don't know how I'd get through this without technology...back in the day all they had were letters and phone calls. Now we have that plus, IM, texting, webcams, email, internet phone, yada yada yada. Thank goodness for technology.

Oh, I did manage to get a few things done...I 'seasoned' my new stovetop cast iron grill, and made a yummy brunch (and even cleaned up after right away).

Could do oh so much more, but don't feel like it. Highest priority is touching up my gray roots so I don't have any gray hair showing for my birthday tomorrow. Don't think that's going to happen though since I really don't feel like making the mess right now, or sitting with color in my hair for 35 minutes, or rinsing and conditioning when I'm done, etc etc etc. Looks like I'll have gray hairs tomorrow. Oh well...doesn't seem to bother me all that much, or I'd have done it already.

OK, so two of the four "Spencer is away, I can get so much done" weeks have passed. And.... I've pretty much done nothing. I haven't moped on the couch feeling sorry for myself eating junk food, but I haven't really done anything worth mentioning. I haven't started any of the projects on my list nor have I gotten any further with going through crap. I have a very short attention span lately and just can't concentrate on any one thing long enough to feel like I've done it justice.

Got too many things going on in my noggin I guess.

With the whole office closing thing going on now, I have no choice but to finish clearing out all the crap. I now have to make space in my small space for a home office. Not going to be easy. But I'll do it though. Eventually.

Since I heard about the closing, I've been asking the "Work at home" folks I know for any advice they can give me. I've gotten lots of good advice from my Honey (he does it now), and a few other friends and acquaintences who have done it in the past or are still doing it. I've never done it before, except for when Spencer has been sick, but that doesn't really count. I only ever worked half days, and only a few times. I don't have a full home office setup, or a dedicated place (yet) for it. Work is going to get me everything I need as far as equipment and connections go. I have to make sure I make my space how I need it. If anyone out there has any advice or comments, they'll be appreciated. Don't worry if I might have heard it before just leave it anyway. Everything will help. Any small space ideas and ideas for storage especially. I don't want my home office to take over Rhett. He's pretty laid back and won't like seeing work stuff all the time. hee hee...

Oh, and ideas on how to keep home and office life separate are good too. That's going to be very, very important now. Oh, and also how to deal with family and friends, etc. I think it's going to be hard for them to get used to the fact that just because I'm home all day, doesn't mean I'm available for them.

This is going to be a huge change for not only me, but everyone I'm involved with...sigh. It all sounds so awesome until you start looking at all the details. Once I get everything set, I'm sure it'll work out well though. Just have to set a schedule and some ground rules and stick to them.

Well, enough rambling. Need to decide now if I should get dressed - hey now - I'm in a robe - no nekkidness until the birthday tomorrow... or just hang out in my comfy robe and jammies going through crap and mending some clothes. IF I get myself together and fit for the public eye, I'll go gocery shopping, pick up a few other things and then do laundry. Hmmm...since I don't have much left in the kitchen worth eating...guess getting dressed and heading off to the grocery store wins....

Oh, and speaking of being nekkid tomorrow. Do what you need to do...I really like Stephieface's idea of knitting clothed and thinking of others nekkid...especially Gerard Butler....prrrrr...well folks, if you decide to participate in Donna's Day of Nekkidness...choose your preferred type of nekkidness and go for it - and don't forget to share with us what you did - oh, and pictures not required 'cause you sure as hell aren't getting one from me... I'll most likely knit nekkid and think of a few choice others least until I have to get dressed to go see Spencer for a few hours before he drives off to another week away from me.

Don't forget...get nekkid safely...and please...keep it legal...

1 comment:

  1. Happy Nekkid Birthday Donna!

    I have no good advice for the home office in small spaces, as even though we turned our 2nd bedroom into one, I still end up everywhere else in the house on my work from home days. For example, this past week I sat on the floor with the laptop on some boxes. My back is still hurting. I have no idea what I was thinking.

    So pass on those good ideas when you get them!

    and once again.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!