Content warning for the below chapter: human remains, not graphically described.
Next had turned out, after a discussion with One and Two (“Ugh, save Genealogy for last, or at least, do the basement all in one go”, and “If you go this way, you can avoid the Barbies. And Alice. Oh, and Gertrude.”), to actually be Supernatural and Occult.
“It’s, ah. It’s not as bad as it sounds?” Two had offered. She’d been pulling out scones and a small tin of clarified butter for Veronika at the time and gotten her hand slapped at the second scone. “Come on, she’s pretty okay. And wait ‘till I tell you what Mariyam did.”
One’s eyes had narrowed, and in the end, Veronika had been given three scones, the butter, and a knife — “it’s a reproduction, of course, but bring it back if you can.”
She’d also been given the strangest directions yet — and that might be saying something — to a department which was, in theory, just on the other side of the building on the same floor as Reprography.
With an assurance that she would indeed return the knife, she trundled her little cart out of Reprography and into the rows and rows of shelving and boxes. Continue reading
It’s just before day 10 of my work-from-home adventure. I’m finding it harder to differentiate the weekends from the week.
I was watching a podcast where they were talking about tips for working from home, and one of those is probably part of my problem – have your “Work area” be just for work.
My work are is for work, and play, and writing – it was designed to be my writing office – so I’m in there no matter the day of the week. Also, I’m in the process of organizing it, so I’m in there even more.
In addition, having moved to weekend eating patterns all week long probably doesn’t help.
In short, I’m Doing Things Wrong 😉
It’s not so much that Monday still feels like the weekend, it’s that halfway through Sunday I had no idea what day of the week it was. “Is this Friday?” That sort of feeling.
I’m not doing work on the weekends – well, not Day Job work; there’s house cleaning and firewood stacking and stuff like that – my boss scolds me if I answer an email outside of work hours. So there’s that difference. But with this job just not being that onerous to start with, it’s not a very huge or distinct difference (Especially when sitting through meetings is sort of like sitting through a sort of boring podcast…)
So how are you differentiating your time-off from your time-on? Is it hard for you?