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Day 75 - Last Monday at Home

Today is my last Monday working from home.  My feelings on this matter aren't in the least bit conflicted.  I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!  I can't wait to see my friends, have a routine, go to work, (bike there on nice days) and leave work at work!  Staying at home has been wonderful.  The flexibility has been great and I am thankful that I was able to keep my job, which I recognize that many people did not.  I am very lucky.

I am no stranger to working from home.  I did it when the kids were little and I have to say that although it hasn't happened nearly as much as when they were little, I HATE having to say, "I'm sorry but I need to finish this up, then I will be with you.  Then, me being me, I totally forget all about said promise and either continue working or move on to some menial house-related task that is required of me.  When my son was a toddler, he had this big plastic car and he used to drive it around the house and stop in the hallway and say, "Oops, out of gas"  which is the equivalent of a toddler handing you a phone.  I couldn't resist so I would work for a literal minute and then "fill his tank up."  It was fun.  I got zero work done.

Last night, after lazing around all day nursing a sore body, (not from exercise but from gardening) my daughter actually came to me and said, "Mom, I want to do something.  Do you want to play basketball?"  I jumped up so fast!  My favorite things!  1. Hang out with my kid  2. Basketball  3. Burning calories while playing basketball with my kid!  It was so much fun!  My kiddo plays sports just like me.  We are just big goofs.  We laugh and have fun and make mistakes and laugh some more.  It was amazing!  Summer is here!  I will be out of the house to work but I will be present when I am home.  I am very lucky indeed.