OH MY. I need this sign hanging in my home today. Just when I thought my luck was getting a little better…this morning happened.
I woke up at six o’clock. My husband left for work. Let the dog out. Browsed a few of my daily reads online. Made a cup of hot chocolate. My sister-in-law arrived with Jaxon around seven-thirty (she watches him on Thursday nights). Got him settled in with a movie and some cheerios.
Then, I began to open my file that I had been working on for about a week now for an animated presentation at one o’clock with a client. WOULD NOT OPEN. OMG. Freaking out at this point. Called my mom…called Thomas, of course they said opposite things to do. Grrr! Finally got a hold of my ‘boss’ to break the news that I was having technical difficulties. Pacing the living room. He said so calmly, ‘Oh just send me the file and I’ll see if I can open it.’
Jaxon, practically climbing on top of my pregnant belly, while I am waiting on the couch for him to call back. Thinking to myself…patience, Laura.
He calls back. IT OPENED! Unfortunately some of the work was missing. So, I frantically started to rebuild the missing parts. Then Jaxon says, ‘Mommy, dump…button. dump down there! (Geez, really right now?!…he has a bounce house in the basement) ‘Okay, let’s go.’
Meanwhile my portable hard drive cable completely ripped out of its plug. Fixing that later because I have a proposal to send out! (AGH…Just my entire life’s work, nbd.)
About to cry. Still working as fast as possible. It’s about eleven o’clock. Thinking…soon Jaxon will go his nap, praying it would be nothing like yesterday where he screamed for two hours on an off, resulting in no nap at all.
Almost done. Put Jaxon down around noon, five minutes of crying…then out like a light. Sweet, finishing up a few details…and before I knew it time was up.
…Well, the presentation went better than I ever expected. And as soon as the call was over my little peanut woke up from his nap.
Somedays working from home is a breeze, somedays it is hectic. I know to some of you it may seem like no big deal, but I’m still learning to juggle the day to day tasks and trying to find ways to handle situations like this one. And I’m sure its only going to get harder when I have two little ones. But when the client claps after you present and says, ‘Laura, you killed it!’ It makes the worst day ever, become so much better.
photo from Megan Galante’s Mundane Day Sign Project