29. June 2012 05:47
This morning after I dropped Ten off at theatre camp, I ran a few errands before heading home to get some work done. One of my stops was at the library, because I'd gotten a notice that some books I'd reserved were being held at the desk. I was expecting three or four books.
I got seven, of which six were novels I'd love to dive into immediately, and one a nonfiction work that looks equally fascinating.
And I really wished that I could take today off and just spend it with a bottomless glass of freshly-made iced tea and my big stack of library books. But I couldn't. As one of the characters in the play Pippin observes, "There was work to be done--an estate to be run--a boy to raise!"
(I may not be running an estate, but I definitely can relate on those other counts.) The fact is, it's summer, but I'm not on vacation here. And that kitchen floor isn't going to mop itself.
In the interest of focusing on getting the job done, I locked those library books in the car. I won't be getting back behind the wheel until it's time to pick Ten up after camp, and I'd better be done with most of my work by that point. While out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind, it helps.
I'm a very visual person, which is why working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. I love the scheduling flexibility it affords me. On the other hand, there are times when I'm distracted from a big project because the dryer just buzzed at the end of the cycle, or because I stuck to the kitchen floor when I walked in to refill my glass of iced tea.
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Do you think they could make me some contacts that will make dust bunnies invisible, so I'll stop being distracted by housework?