Remotely Working

Happy Monday morning!

I am very excited that today is my first ever telework day! Tim Kaine, the Governor of Virginia, signed an executive order making today a “Statewide Telework Day” for anyone that is able to do that. I’m happy to say that my office was working on making this happen while I was in Honduras and they were able to find a way to give us access to everything we need to work from home. Our office offically went “paperless” almost a year ago so my entire job is on the computer: database, email, shared files, internet system.

We’ll see how today goes! I know that Tim Kaine is very interested in having as many people as possible teleworking by January 2010 since it helps cut down on car emissions and other things with people having to get to work every day.

I did still get up at my normal time and took my shower, but I did not dry my hair which was fun. I hate drying my hair and would much rather just let it air dry everyday if I could.

I couldn’t decide on what to have for breakfast today and I ended up eating later than normal, but I finally started cooking.


I made 2 over easy eggs on some oatbran, but not until after I dropped an egg on the floor  :(  I hate cleaning up raw egg – it’s so sticky and gross. The eggs were good on the oatbran, though, and kind of made up for it.


I also had a peach from the farmer’s market to round out breakfast. This worked out perfectly for us this morning. I bought 3 peaches and 3 nectarines Saturday and 1 of each was ripe today so Nick took the nectarine with him in his lunch, and I had this peach with breakfast. Good and juicy.

I’m working on making some coffee right now and getting to work!

Do you get to work from home at all? or have you ever in the past?

Please also keep Meghann in your thoughts and prayers  – losing a pet is never, ever easy.


  1. I wish I was working from home today, as it’s rainy and cold (in August!) and my space heater conked out…big sigh.

    There have been a couple times that I’ve been able to work from home and I love it. Sometimes I find it harder to stay focused, but I like being able to get up and move around more and wear my yoga pants and no make-up :) Plus, for me, the best thing is that I don’t have to pack a breakfast and lunch, so I can eat whatever sounds good in a relaxed atmosphere.

    I wish I could work from home more often, but I have to have access to some of our server stuff and am needed for proofing and whatnot. Once in awhile though…:) Enjoy your day!

  2. I never get to work from home…must be so nice. I am officially jealous.

  3. That’s a really cool concept! Love lazy mornings :-)

  4. I’ve done it here and there in the past — it’s nice to be relaxed and not have to deal with people all day, but it’s also tempting to take more breaks and sometimes it’s hard to stay focused.

    I think it’s really great that they’re trying to make this a state-wide thing, hopefully other states do the same.

  5. That peach looks jammin! I work from home one day a week and LOVE it. I hope to make it more like 2 days because I don’t really NEED to be in the office at all, but we’ll see what happens. Enjoy your telework day

  6. ahhhh i had so much branappetit to catch up on! first, those muffins you made look delicious. that bowl of cherry chocolate oatmeal? drool. new appliances and i LOVE LOVE LOVE your new glasses! adorable!

    happy telecommuting!

  7. Oh wow – telework sounds amazing! Pretty soon no one is going to have to leave their house at all ;)

    Ewwww, cleaning raw egg grosses me out! I’m not a germaphobe at all (5 second…okay 10 second rule!) but I’m convinced that I’ll end up with salmonella or something when I drop an egg.

  8. I get to work from home every once in awhile, and I love it! I just don’t know when to stop.

  9. So glad you’re getting to telecommute today! We were just talking about that, right?

    I just got caught up on all your weekend posts! Looks like it was relaxing and just what you needed. I’m jealous of all those naps.

    • Yup, we were :) At least I get to try it for ONE day if nothing else. we’ll see what happens with it… :)

  10. Just another reason for me to move to Virginia! If I could find a job there I would definitely be moving there in 6 months to a year. That’s really cool of the governor to do. What a forward thinker!

    I hate cleaning up raw egg also! I had my first runny eggs ever while I was in Dallas this weekend and thought of you, haha!

  11. telecommunicating is awesome! i’ve never done it but i love when abe is working on a project from home….

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