Some days, I want to be so much better at so many things, I freak myself right out, and barely make it out of bed at all. I consider curling into a tight ball and keeping the covers over my head for the whole week.
Then the dog starts to click around the hardwood impatiently, [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve been having a rough month since about early November. This time hasn’t been without its highlights as well (more on that later), but mainly it’s been difficult. I’ve been trying to push through everything and pathetically, joylessly, melodramatically get on with it, but lately my stress has been catching up with me in [...]Continue Reading →
According to SparkPeople.com, a great free tool if you need to track what day of the week it is, but can’t even remember what you ate for breakfast:
“Results showed that people took an average of 491 more steps each day if they wore casual clothing to work. That means that just by dressing [...]Continue Reading →
I often meet people who are fascinated and inspired by my ability to Stay Motivated and Accomplish So Much in a work-at-home environment.
For the uninitiated, here’s a glimpse into a typical work day in the life of Jill Murray
7:30 am: Wake up.
7:45 am: Consider going for a brisk walk
8:00 am: Go [...]Continue Reading →
Are you a new Mac user?
Seem like a cool idea to change your short username?
I mean… everything else in OSX is so intuitive, right?
Stop! Don’t do it. Don’t even try. In fact, don’t even rename anything in your users folder.
Suffice it to say, if I keep making mistakes and learning from [...]Continue Reading →
I understand it now, what Dooce calls “finding religion.”
I bought an iBook yesterday. It was a somewhat spontaneous purchase. I say “somewhat” because I’ve actually been visiting the trading board on ehMac.ca thrice daily for more than a fortnight, watching prices and specs. I say “spontaneous” because:
There was [...]Continue Reading →
Some may say that cleanliness is next to godliness, but this, my friends is a righteous mess.
A messy counter is the sign of a creative mind, or in this case, two creative minds that have done nothing but work morning, noon and night, every day for what a core sample of the mess [...]Continue Reading →
Carry a briefcase at all times. Preface all sentences with “I’ll make you a deal,” as in, “I’ll make you a deal, you can have it by noon” or “I’ll make you a deal, Happy Valentine’s Day!“ Wear a tie, even to the pool. Answer the phone in the third person. Stop leaving my tag [...]Continue Reading →
I’m just back from my daily constitutional right to vote. The voting is done. I’ve been for my walk. It took about 30 seconds from end to end. I am refreshed. This hassle-free voting thing is undoubtedly one of the benefits of working from home. Mailing in a ballot would have been more work, and [...]Continue Reading →