Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday - Primary day

It was wonderful to wake up today to the sound of pouring rain and to realize that I don’t have to drive into the city. I don’t have to jump out of bed to be on the road at 6:15 am in order to beat the traffic. Right now it’s 6:25 and I’m in my jammies, with a cup of coffee, watching the news. I did have high hopes of taking a walk this morning but not in this weather…but I can even go to the club and walk on the treadmill. Ah joy!!! I realize that with this move I am gaining more than 2 hours/day. Yes, my commute is usually 2 hours or more often 2.5 hours. But in order to minimize the commute, I get to work by 7:30 am, and usually don’t leave until 5 or 5:30. I never leave at 4:00. So…you do the math – I’m going to be wallowing in time saved. To top it off, we’ve been asked NOT to go into work today or tomorrow in order to allow the movers time to get all the boxes into our offices. So I get to work at home… in my jammies…get to vote in the middle of the day….whew.

The new offices are beautiful, my only complaint is that my office is dark; I only got the “allowed” number of lumens for an office of that square footage. (we are a green company I guess). So I have to officially ask for additional light. I have little patience for this red tape, but don’t want lamps all over the office – it’ll look like a living room, cozy and warm – but I need light to work. So I will officially ask for more lumens! How you do that I don’t know but I’ll figure it out.

Sean did this drawing on Sunday; he is taking an art class and likes it. He has to complete 12 sketches, so took a painting off our wall and copied the ship. It was great to watch him, with no reserve about drawing and no compulsion to get the perspective right or the lines exact - I think he did a great job. I always learn a lot from these kids. He called me last night to tell me how wonderful his denim quilt looked on his bed. I am still binding Brian’s green quilt, the fleece backing made it difficult and I’m working harder on the binding than on the actual quilt. Lesson learned – if using fleece, don’t try for a hand made binding – go straight for a wide blanket binding. Much easier and will look better.

The traffic news guy is talking about how bad the traffic is, with the rain and some sleet. I am SO enjoying this today!

For some reason I can't check spelling anymore with blogger. Anyone else having this problem?


Michele said...

OK, I have to say I'm so jealous of you. First because you are getting rain. I feel like I was cheated. The weatherman promised a nice rainy storm that would start around midnight here. Instead, we got a bout 10 minutes of thunder and lightening around 4:30 am but no rain. I was so disappointed. Now the sun is out. Do you ever just have days where you really, really want rain? I'm having one of those now and not getting my wish. Next, I'm jealous of your short commute but also so happy for you. It's wonderful to gain all that extra time. Enjoy your day in your PJs.

Debra Kay said...

I can't check spelling either.
I love love love not commuting-the one year I was a "real" commuter (over an hour) I hated it, loathed it, despised it. Then last year when I worked from home quite a bit, I fell in love with that.

I think my ideal job would be going in to an office once a week, home the rest of the time.

Dear Mim, is it time for a furry friend now? My cousin just rescued a brown corgie mix. His name was the same as the other dog (my aunts) so they rechristened him Low Fat Mocha.....I love it!

Lynn said...

Yes, blogger is not letting me check spelling either. Oy.

You are the first blogperson to mention Primary Tuesday! I have been hanging on radio at work today and TV at home tonight and hanging on every word. My state did not make my candidate win, but they are still darn close. This is the most exciting election I've been involved in in years!

I do like this ship drawing!

Smiled at you in your jammies at home on rainy day with day off from office work. Good for you.
And bravo for talking about using treadmill for walking! I'll think about you in the morning when I am on mine.

Forever Young said...

working at home in your jammies has to be one of the finest simple pleasures of life. like the boat, not an easy one to copy.