There are plenty of great things about working from home. Yes, I get to start work whenever I want to. I don't have to commute each day. I can work in my pajamas and no one can complain. (Ok - hubby can complain but I ignore him) There are a few downsides though, too:
-Sick/vacation days are also known as a "days you don't earn money". So they happen infrequently, needless to say.
-It's super fun when people assume that "work from home" means my blog. Um, yeah right. I wish. As soon as Foodbuzz decides to pay me fulltime I'd be all over it, but until then? I'll keep my job, thanks. Samples of bars aren't going to keep me fed.
-I go stir crazy. Imagine waking up and running on the treadmill at home. Then working from home. Then making dinner at home. And then blogging at home. At home. At home. At home. Sometimes I go like three days and realize I haven't left the house. Seriously? That is not ok.
If I get a little crazy and realize that I am in desperate need of some fresh air and Vitamin D, I coerce hubby into a walk before dinner around the area. It's nice to hang with some new folks - even they're just cows.
You know you're hitting a new low in your social life when cows are your buddies. In fairness, normally I get out a little more but I'm trying to get a lot of work done this week so I can party it up this weekend with hubby for his birthday. We're having a party on Saturday night and then a fun little Sunday planned. BOOM. Who has friends, now? That's right.
Also, I took a photo of hubby and he laughed at me for something about lighting shadows/camera nonsense. I still like it because he looks like he's in a magazine ad. I don't know what he would be advertising in this picture though. Hay? Fencing? Whatever. I like it.
After that strenuous walk - I'm lying, I walked at like a 74 minute mile pace - I ran 5 easy miles on the mill. I really tried to make the morning workout thing work but I'm kind of over it. Nice while it lasted. Then it was dinner time, AKA heat up leftovers. Black pepper steak, jasmine rice, broccoli and ginger:
I don't know what's up lately but all I have been craving lately is RICE. And don't even think about handing me brown rice. Sticky white rice all the way.
Do you edit your photos at all? What software/programs do you use?
I'm the last person on earth who doesn't even know how to do this. I saw something about airbrushing/photo editing recently and I definitely need to start. Girlfriend needs A TAN.
What's the most used appliance in your kitchen? Don't say fridge. Just play along, people.
Sadly, I think it's the microwave. Mostly just to reheat leftovers or defrost stuff - and make popcorn. The biggest surprise is the rice cooker. Totally getting that $14 worth lately.