I feel semi-caught up after two weeks away from my desk. This involved staying up to work until 11 p.m. last night so I could record podcasts when the house was quiet. I don’t feel completely prepared for my book launch on Tuesday, but then again, I never do.
In any case, it’s been a week full of softball and baseball. My husband and I both made it to our daughter’s softball game last night and got to see her score two runs. She looked so cute with her braids, batting helmet…and bright pink mask.
I experienced what I am trying to view as a funny work-from-home meta moment. I was doing a webinar for a repeat client, presenting my new material on how to work from home productively and ambitiously. Our sitter was with the baby, trying to get him down for his nap. The 5-year-old was given an extra computer turn, which can normally occupy him for hours but…not this time. About 45 minutes into the webinar he came into my office and proceeded to do his best to be the new star of the show. I am pretty sure audience engagement was higher for this segment. In retrospect, my mistake was in acting startled when he came in, which he picked up on and ran with. I think if I had played it completely cool and had him come snuggle with me he might have then been content to just wave at the audience and play a game on my phone. Lesson learned.
The Philadelphia Marathon is officially canceled in November. I was already behind on training, but now I’m going to dial down my ambitions. I will do a long run this weekend but probably top out around 13-15 miles this fall. It’s not that I don’t have time. It’s just…not a priority.
Photo: This child is less likely to interrupt a webinar