Inspired by an article I read in the New York Times T Magazine, about Sarah Manguso's new book "Ongoingness: The End of a Diary" I thought I'd restart posting on my blog. In her diaries she starts each entry with the words, "Today I" and I realized, I could try that too. So here goes!
Today I got back to work after a delightful four day weekend. It is always hard to come back to work after such a long break but when that day is also a snow day and your husband and seemingly half of your friends on Facebook have the day off, it is even harder. Perhaps it would have been easier for me to focus on work if I hadn't forced myself to work up in my attic home office.
My attic is a cheery place where I work surrounded by our collection of books. We've never stopped to count the volumes. They have overtaken the 150 linear feet of shelving we installed soon after moving into the house 4 years ago. The light from the two west-facing dormer windows seems so much brighter than one should expect with the windows as small as they are.
The lack of heat in the space isn't usually an issue for me. However on days like today where it was only 48F at 9:30am even the REI long underwear, woolen hat and scarf, the fleecy socks and sheepskin slippers, and lashings of hot tea were barely enough to keep me going. I was almost happy when our internet connection died and I had to go down to the toasty living room (65F) for 30 minutes to troubleshoot the system and reboot the router.
Next time I will probably not subject myself to the cold of the attic and instead brave the icy commute into the office with its sunny rooms and forced heat climate controlled system.