You know, in the busy-ness of our lives, even in running our own businesses, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of our blessings. In this case, just being able to work at home.
I had to be up at 5am today. That’s not much earlier than a normal morning for me. I’m often awake at 5.30 as I take my husband to the train station some mornings but other mornings I get to sleep in till 7am because he is working at home too 🙂
Today I was taking the son of a Canadian friend to the airport. He’d been living with a family here since January, doing student teaching, but it wasn’t working out for him and the host family were pretty much ignoring him. He was feeling lonely and homesick and wanted to go home. The host family was going to take him to the airport and then changed their minds, for whatever reason. So I said I would and left my home office yesterday afternoon to go pick him up and then got up early this morning to leave at 5.30am so he could be at the airport at 6.30, 3 hours before his international flight. I could go back to bed if I want – I am a bit tired, but I won’t. I might have a mid afternoon nap. After all, I am a nanna and nanna naps go well these days…
However, it was the trip back home, going in the opposite direction of the bulk of the traffic that made me so glad I was on my way home to work, rather than on my way to work after leaving home. The traffic on the Monash Freeway was several lanes deep and almost bumper to bumper. Even worse on Wellington Road. There’s no way they were travelling the speeds that I could travel in the opposite direction. Lots of huge trucks in all the lanes. And light rain.
I got home at 7.45am – somewhat earlier than I thought I might and felt pleased to be walking into the house just as my husband was emerging from our bedroom.
There is nothing like working at home. Love it!