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#SoCS – Dreaming of better times

I don’t know about anyone else, but Mr D and I find our mojo is somewhat flagging by the time Friday comes round. It’s a strange phenomenon, considering neither of us has a long commute to work. Walk downstairs, open the study door, boot up laptops. It’s a far cry from washing, dressing, grabbing a coffee in a travel mug, scraping ice from the cars, and driving an hour plus to our respective offices. Yet, come 5pm on Friday we are on our knees.

We have just enough get-up-and-go to load up with a few beers/gin-and-tonics, tiptoe over the flagstones to the hot tub (weather permitting) and soak our weary bodies for an hour. By the time we emerge, relaxed and steaming, we feel a little more alive again.

I don’t recall feeling this drained at the end of a ‘normal’ working week. Maybe this whole work-from-home lark saps ones energy in a different way. Or maybe interacting with our colleagues helps to juice up our batteries. Who knows. All I know is I am, like millions of others, desperate to go on holiday. I can’t wait to see flags flying in the breeze on some tropical beach, that involves a few hours flying time to get there!

In the meantime, we will continue to hunker down, be good citizens, and dream of exotic destinations whilst drinking our way through a flagon (yes indeed, an actual flagon – cool Christmas pressy) of Lindisfarne mead.

Cheers my dears.


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6 thoughts on “#SoCS – Dreaming of better times”

  1. Nice job on the prompt, Cath. I think there is a mental weariness that goes with working from home that doesn’t occur in the office. I’m retired, but I remember working from home, or from hotel rooms when traveling, and I tended to work longer without a break and get deeper into the issue at hand then when I was in the office. The office was a social experience as well as a work experience and I would miss that when I worked at home.

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    1. Thanks Dan. I think the mental weariness also comes from not having a change of scene. Most of our vacation days were spent at home working on home projects, not chilling out and seeing new places and meeting new people.
      Working from home is second nature to me, but having everyone else working from home with me is beginning to get on my nerves. It won’t be for ever, and my vacation funds are growing nicely… a long haul trip looks more likely as soon as it’s safe to go.

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  2. I caught an article recently that said people working from home are working longer hours due to the convenience factor. All those activities to get ready, then come and go took aware from the hours spent on the clock. I feel ya 110% Friday used to be fun-day but lately for me it’s work from 7 to 7 to end the work week to clear a path for Monday.

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    1. It’s so true. I used my commutes to get into my groove or wind down. With nowhere to go when you have take your vacation days, it’s no wonder we’re feeling jaded. Deep breath and hold on. It won’t be much longer before restrictions ease a bit.🤗

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  3. I feel this down to my bones. I’m working the same job from home I always have — stay at home mom and runner of all things household — but the stress level has definitely risen. I think being forced to collapse your work and home life into your house is stressing a lot of people out.

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