|Gray gone bad. And I'm surrounded by this all day. EEK!|
DO take advantage of being at home from the paying gig. That means an extra hour or two of sleep. WOOT!
DO check out extra blogs and comment.
DO read a book while Chipmunk is catching up on rest.
DO write, revise and edit as needed
But, it's the Don'ts that sort of plagued me.
DON'T drink an entire bottle of Moscato, by yourself, before a Monday. An impromptu celebration of not having to go in to the office and finally knowing what's been ailing your child is great, but this was a bad idea. For one with a low alcohol tolerance, this resulted in the following day being a total FAIL due to a non-stop headache. When your biggest accomplishment at the end of the day is finally getting rid of the headache before bed, well, you know you've been extremely non-productive.
DON'T lose control of your eating habits. Remember, you did not lose a few pounds by chomping down on chocolate chip cookies throughout the day. A hangover is not a good reason to dive into your chocolate craving head first. Now, put the cookie back down and step back. Step back some more, like out-of-the-kitchen-far-away-back.
DON'T shop at a bulk size store -think Costco or Sam's - when you know you're going to be home, surrounded by all those goodies, goodies you normally don't get to see until you've drained most of your energy working during the day and helping Chipmunk with homework and reading. By the time you do see them, you don't have the energy to crave them so much. At home all day, those goodies are like the Borg. Resistance is futile.
Okay, so enough of my Do's and Don'ts. What are some of your Do's and Don'ts if you are home all day, with or without your kiddo(s)?