My work had me traveling almost every week for about 15 years straight (so to speak). It's been shocking how easily I've adapted to working at home over the last 8 months.
Monday, August 04, 2014
Now, it's a rare occasion where I'm required to travel for work.
Last week, I had to be up in Schenectady, NY for the week, and it made me realize I could never go back to traveling every week like I used to do.
Partly, it was being out of the routine. I no longer have two complete sets of toiletries, for instance...one for home and one for taking with me on trips. As a result, I forgot to bring a brush or comb and I didn't have mouthwash or vitamins. My sleep cycles are different now too, so waking up at 4:00 am on a Monday morning was anything but routine last week. Even my mindset about various aspects of travel didn't work...for instance, I left an umbrella and a book up in Upstate NY last week, and in my days of constant travel, I never worried about that, knowing I would just recover them both in the following week, so it was never a worry if I left something behind. Now I consider those two things as lost items.
I honestly took for granted how having a regular routine made traveling for work significantly easier.
Moving right along on the top-dow raglan project.
I only have another inch or so of stockinette on the body before I switch over to the ribbing at the bottom. I also have to start deciding on how long the sleeves will be so I can make sure my decreases aren't too erratic looking.
I've also been assigned a knitting project that I started. A vest for Thaddeus Aunt Dorothy. I've started it, but just barely, so I'll do an update photo in a subsequent blog entry.