I've been working from home. Sure there are lots of benefits:
- no commute time
- wear whatever you want
- eat at your desk
- take a break whenever you want
Then the house starts calling. There is always something that could be cleaned or washed. What I have been doing is to start working early, about 7:30 while I am eating breakfast. Eventually there are breaks, some short, some long. What this means though is that I'm not done working at a time I would have stopped if I had been in the office. Sometimes I can get 8 hours in by 6:30, other times not until 8 or 9. And it feels like I have been working all day, even though I wind up working hours or less.
I am not whining about this, just stating facts. I know I can stop some of the breaks, but they are one of the perks of working from home, so it is a matter of finding the right balance. I really do enjoy working from home though, and do so as much as possible, even though I can go into the office if I wish.
I have been coughing all month. It turns out to be a side effect of a medicine I have been taking. So I switched medications, but unfortunately the cough is lingering. I would love to stop coughing. And yes, I am whining about that.
The lilacs started blooming yesterday and smell lovely. It has been raining a lot lately, but the resulting flowers and springtime freshness have been worth it.
My daughter and I were talking about Pompeii the other day. It's the city in Italy that was destroyed by a volcano a long time ago. I went there before she was born, and the conversation sparked an interest in me to learn more about it. I looked up some information online, and while they have excavated a lot more of the city since I went there, they are still not finished. I've reserved many books from the library. My sister has developed an interest about Nikola Tesla (inventor, mechanical and electrical engineer) and Edgar Cayce (American psychic), and we spend our time telling each other what we have learned about our current topics of interest.