In the last ten years, I've only ever worked a handful of Saturdays and most of those were under protest. Working weekends is just not something I do, it's not something we do. I don't generally work in the evenings either although I'll think about things - stewing over a problem, maybe shuffling a bit of code - but on Friday that shutters come down, and they don't go up again until Monday.
In the next six weeks I'm going to double my tally of Saturdays worked. Nat's having a run at finishing her PhD, and the Beancare arrangements mean he'll be with me on Tuesdays. So I'm here in the attic today, making up the time. It still feels wrong though. There's not enough traffic outside so the ambient noise is all wrong. John, Frazer and Kal arn't on messenger. It's the end of the working week, but I didn't take the Bean to nursery this morning.
My clock's all off.
planetcutie said You learn that lesson approximately 10 minutes after your nipper first learns to roll over. Never again can you put them down, wander off, and expect them to still be in the same place when you come back. Little gits! [added 27th Jul 2002]
Poor bean. My parents couldn't afford nursery, so I just took advantage of my mother's unawareness - escaping from the house, smashing bottles, putting books in a full bath, eating laburnum pods etc. etc. My message to all parents : watch your children at all times. [added 27th Jul 2002]
Am just discovering the superman qualities of Clem, my nine week old girl. It used to be you put her down and she was there when you came back...
Not anymore ;-) Keep an eye on em at all times, really, to misquote a bad police novel, she moves quickly for a little girl... [added 2nd Aug 2002]