I was planning on blogging about my quiet weekend with an empty house. But since I apparently missed the memo about put-pictures-of-your-dog-in-your-blog day at DDA, I will do join in, and also talk about my quiet weekend in an empty house…
My dog Abby likes to do a lot of this:
So with Andrea in Las Vegas this weekend (hopefully not losing all our money), I will likely join Abby in excessive sleeping, especially with all the extra room on the bed. But I have also already made a list of things I’d like to accomplish this weekend, and I have vowed to do at least 75% of them. They include a massive house cleaning, a few small home improvement projects (which could take awhile, and not end well, considering I’m not really that handy), and some yardwork that I have put off for so long that my yard now resembles an African jungle.
When Andrea is home, we have excuses to put off all these things — like “wouldn’t it be much nicer to go out to lunch?”, or “we just got a new batch of Netflix in the mail.” But when it’s just me and the dog, well, our only excuse is the dog park. So I’m sure we’ll end up there, too, because we both enjoy it. She likes it because it usually includes a swim in the creek afterward, and I like it because she’s too worn out afterward to chew up the couch:
How much I actually get done this weekend will depend on how much we sleep, and if I’m awoken at 5 a.m. by a paw to the side of the head (a signal for “I have to go outside, like right now”).
But that’s only how it works on the (three-day) weekend. At DDA, we are constantly working. Whether it’s expanding our ever-growing list of services — like copywriting, programming, graphic design, video production, and search engine marketing — or writing about roof coatings and steel alloys, there is always a yellow legal pad full of things to do. That is especially true for the rest of the day, as I hope to wrap up a big in-house project and send another section of pages to a client for approval.
And when it is time to head home, my work won’t be done, at least not this weekend. There’s a new batch of Netflix, a bored dog, and an empty house waiting for me at home.
Entry by: Steve