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I should spend more time ticking off the jobs than I do writing lists...

By amy, Oct 10 2014 10:22AM

So, I am relatively new to working from home. Up until this point, I have been a go-to-a-place-to-work person, or a stay-at-home-entertaining-small-boys person. Or, most often, a combination of the two. My job now takes me out and about, meeting new people and working in lots of different settings, but it also requires me to work from my home office, quite near my kettle.

Here is what I’ve observed about working from home:

1. Biscuits.

2. Noticing new things out of the window. When I am pausing to consider best approach for something, I glance to the street outside. Turns out my lawn often needs cutting REALLY OFTEN, and that spiders really like our window panes. And lots of people have dogs. And cats are probably secret agents as they always seem to be on a mission/staking something out.

3. I can justify the purchase of more stationery.

4. Sandwiches no longer cut it for lunch. At the very least – soup. Hot lunches are the way forward.

5. Thick socks. I suspect this will graduate into slippers before long.

6. The radio doesn’t reply when I talk to it.

7. 1 hour can last for about 4 minutes, or about 4 hours.

8. To do lists don’t get any shorter. Ever.

9. People ask me how my ‘lady of leisure’ lifestyle is going.

10. Slow cookers.

11. The school run is always at least an hour earlier than I think it is.

12. It is always time for a cup of tea, and only certain mugs will do.

Is it just me? Do any of you other work-at-homies notice these things too? Any additions anyone?

Right, time for a cuppa...and ticking at least 3 jobs off my list before my jacket potato...

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