I love working from home.

I love making my own coffee in my own kitchen, listening to my own radio play NPR all damned day long- unless I want to play the blues, in which case there is no one to complain. I love looking out on my backyard while I work. I love that even the most stressful moments of my week- yesterday's update, for example, which included an enormous quantity of Bugga!- can happen under circumstances that I can control.

I love my simple, hodgepodged, straight- from- the- fridge lunches; today, labneh and hummus on pita with lemon and olive oil, dried mango and some banana chips. Yum.

I'm falling into a routine now, finding what works best for me, when to wake up, where to fit my runs, when I can squeeze in an errand or three. I answer my phone whenever it rings, and I'm beginning to know my UPS guy by name.

I like this smaller life, which is both busy and quiet; I like knowing my neighborhood more intimately (at 9:30, Ms. So- and- So from across the way will sweep her stoop, every day, and there is a swan pond around the corner in a backyard I'd never noticed before!), and I like being present in this way.

  One thought on “routines

  1. mel
    June 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    *sigh* Sounds just wonderful! yay!

  2. June 24, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I heart archer farms pomegranate fruit strips.

  3. June 25, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations… your very lucky to be able to live your life exactly they you want it.

  4. Mia
    June 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    I lvoe the sound of your lunches. And your day is flexible enough that you can make changes to it and still get your work done.

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