I got sent home from work today. It’s a shame really because I was feeling rather productive which is unusual for me. Apparently there was some kind of electrical problem in the building. About half of our electrical outlets in our office went out, including the one in my corner where I plug pretty much everything in. I still had power in my laptop, but I couldn’t do much of what I needed to do without my printer functioning. A few minutes after the power went down, the maintenance department came around and told us that they were going to have to shut down the power to the entire building while they fixed a wire that had burnt out and they didn’t know how long it would be down. Bonus! So, here I am at home working. I thought briefly about picking Zach up early, but decided to let him go ahead and get his nap in at day care.
The weekend was good, but nothing too exciting happened. Hubby and I attended a party with my Sister and her husband Saturday night. It was fun, but Hubby was on call, my Sis is pregnant, and her husband doesn’t drink so I was the only one of the four of us drinking. It made for a much more mellow evening than we usually have at these parties. Everyone kept commenting about how quiet Hubby was being. There was lots of yummy food though which I totally over indulged in. Unfortunately, I paid for that the rest of the night with a bit of a stomach ache that kept me awake.
I’ve been sitting here this afternoon staring at my computer, knowing that I should be getting some work done, yet avoiding doing it. I have too many other things on my mind. There are so many other things I would prefer to be doing, like cleaning up the mess on my desk. I have so many projects that I’ve started and not had the time to finish that are just laying around taunting me. Plus, there are all the books I want to read that I never seem to have the time for.
I’ve also been sitting here staring at this form that needs to be filled out. Before I started working at my current job, I worked for a company that contributed to a state retirement program. It has been almost five years now and a few months ago I was informed that I had to withdraw the funds I had contributed and either roll them over to another account or take the cash. I’m still sitting here with the form because I can’t decide what to do with it. It is a rather small amount of money, roughly $1000 or so. I could certainly use the cash right now, but would only end up with probably about $700 after taxes and penalties. If I roll it over I could actually have a start at a retirement plan, small as it is. My company doesn’t offer retirement benefits so that would be the smart thing to do. I hate making decisions on stuff like this.
Even after eating way too much this weekend, I still managed to lose 3.5 pounds this week. The first week is generally the easiest for me because the pounds just seem to fall off, but I think I’ll be even more committed this week. I actually planned out fairly healthy meals for the whole week and went grocery shopping so we have everything we need to make those meals. Now, as long as my Lean Cuisine meals don’t thaw out in the office fridge during the power outage today I should be set for the week.
Well, back to work. I suppose I should at least bust out a letter or two for work before I go pick up the boy from day care. If I’m lucky I’ll get an extra hour or so of snuggle time in with him tonight.
It’s funny how when we’re trying to work from home we can think of so many things to do, yet when we’re home we often find nothing.
Hope the power is working tomorrow.
I worked from home for 18 months, and it was sooo much harder than I thought it would be! I’m not sure I’d do it again, truth be told!
Congrats on the weight loss! YAY!
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