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Desperate Working Mommas
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Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Oh, how I love thee, Work At Home day(s)!

WAHing is hard, yo? Not the actual work, mind you, but the whole actually getting to work thing. Granted, I have a whiny, achy little girl demanding much of my attention, but beyond that you would think it would be easy to just sit down and pound out some regulations, right?! Quarantine a few states infested with emerald ash borer! Extend the interval for conducting cervid reaccreditation tests! Regulate sheep semen, perhaps! You know, riveting stuff. Instead, my days (I have a week of WAH, due to Mack's surgery) look much like this:

1. Turn on computer.
2. Check my email.
3. Read about American Idol and Veronica Mars on Television Without Pity, then check out Kristin's chat transcripts on E!Online. (Hey, keeping abreast of current events is key.)
4. Get out files and workplans and push them around on the table a little bit. Stare at them thoughtfully.
5. Notice that the kitchen windows are spotty. Make note to self: clean windows.
6. Eat a donut.
7. Amend note to self: ask TGIM to clean windows.
8. Sit and stare at my belly, which is obviously bigger as I just ate a donut.
9. Decide to jog my three-mile route while Mack is sleeping. (A strong body and mind are key.)
10. Shower... duh.
11. Um...
12. Send several emails to boss, so she knows how busy WAHing I am.
13. Make Very Important revisions to my Very Important shelled garden peas docket for a minimum of 10 minutes, but no longer than thirty minutes. (Pace is key, guys. Honestly.)
14. Notice that Scooby Doo is on... YES! I just love those rascally, meddling kids.
15. Update my Weekly Activity Report. (Obviously, inventiveness? Totally key.)

Oh, I kid. Heh-heh! Such a kidder! Of course this post is completely fictitious. It bears absolutely no resemblance to my actual WAH habits whatsoever. No, really. It is so utterly untrue. False, false, false. Embellished for Artistic Purposes only. Okay, except for the jogging part. Oh, and the part about Scooby Doo. Really. I am BUSY, y'all. Busy and important. Yep.

link | posted by Cat at 11:51 AM

Blogger dashababy commented:

Sounds like you were too busy then to watch Ace on the Ellen Degeneres show yesterday. He totally blew major chunks as he "tried to sing" acapella, "Butterflies", painful, I tell you painful and embarrassing I might add. Get the hook!!!! Somebody please make him go away now. He ran off stage to give her a hug, I thought he was going to run outta the studio like he should've done.

» 4/25/2006 12:15 PM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

And Ace was on Fox and Friends this morning... I know 'cause we have a TV in our lunchroom and I saw him on there and immediately thought "GAYCE!"

Damn, Cat, I wish I could be WAHing as hard as you are...

» 4/25/2006 12:36 PM 
Blogger hemlock commented:

Hell, working at work is hard.

If only the computer I work on was lacking internet.

Just imagine the things that could be accomplished!

» 4/25/2006 12:38 PM 
Blogger Odd Mix commented:

Oh, do I wish! I got to work at home full time for 2 years - completely RUINED the rest of my working life!

I am on a compressed schedule now but WAH? Noooooo! Can't have efficient practices like that.

Take good care of Mack.

» 4/25/2006 1:04 PM 
Blogger NatGo commented:

And it would have worked, too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!

I meant Scooby Doo, but WAH qualifies, too.

» 4/25/2006 3:00 PM 
Blogger Charlotte in Pa commented:

I did NOT relish Pickler's performance. Hee hee. Relish. Get it? I uh... nevermind.

» 4/25/2006 7:14 PM 
Blogger Nilbo commented:

Every day is a Work At Home Day for me. But I don't feel guilty about bopping around to see the people who amuse me. I consider blog surfing and comment-chatting to be the new water cooler. Essential to the working experience - I mean, we are social creatures.

Still haven't come up with a good rationalization for the porn, but I'm working on it.

» 4/26/2006 5:36 AM 
Blogger Nilbo commented:

(the rationalization, not the porn)

» 4/26/2006 5:37 AM 
Blogger dashababy commented:

Ha! Very funny Charlotte.

» 4/26/2006 11:44 AM 
Blogger Oregonweim commented:

WAHing is the only way to get things done. Where else can you reply to emails and generate reports at 5 am, and run the dogs at the dogpark for an hour at 8.

» 4/27/2006 8:00 PM 

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