As a work from home mom I no longer have a predictable “quitting time” per say.
Overall, I don’t miss working a full time job but there are aspects I do miss. Quitting time and the twenty minute drive home listening to NPR and letting go of work for the day was definitely one of them. Actually even after I became a mom, coming home to child care didn’t seem like work the way it does now that I don’t have that separation. You know one of the funny little things I miss? Someone emptying my work trash can everyday!
Even though my work and home life is a lot more blended and my schedule less predictable I still do have respites here and there. What do I like to do during these times? First I like to do a quick clean up. I really enjoying being in my house so much more when it is tidy. After that I love to go outside if it’s nice and make discoveries in my yard. My yard is not very big and probably not exciting to most but honestly I see something new almost every time!
Why just today, I saw a funny little mushroom and as I was taking its picture I saw a little mouse scurrying around under a nearby tree. I like mice when they are outside!
Then I saw these leaves and they reminded me of Swiss cheese. The round cut-outs look like bites or the work of leafcutter ants but I don’t think we have those around here.
And this is the most interesting discovery. Off on the edge of my backyard is a very large squash plant growing and I don’t even have a garden! I wonder how it got there. Maybe an animal dropped a seed. I wonder if the animal will be back for his squash!
After I photograph my little (or big) finds I love uploading them to my computer and making further discoveries!
How about you? How do you unwind when work is done. Please share!
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