Today is the first day since before July 24, 2010 that Kate and I are both at home… without Owen here. Since the weather folks were calling for Snowmaggedon #526 of 2011 for yesterday/today, I brought my work home yesterday. Kate was already going to work from home today and we are VERY lucky that Owen’s daycare has stayed open. (In fact it seems that they are one of the few daycares that has stayed open during all these storms, which is definitely worth the extra money.)
This morning we both took care of getting Owen ready for “school” (as we call it) and walked him and Schnitzel to daycare (Schnitzel doesn’t go to daycare though, he came home with us). Then we came home and had breakfast and now we’re sitting at the dining room table on our laptops (setup across from each other, it looks like we’re going to play Battleship) doing our work and drinking our coffee. There is no sound of the baby monitor, no listening for whimpering that we need to change a diaper, just the sounds of the snow plows outside. I have to say this is quite lovely and since Kate works from home several days a week, I think I may try to work from home more often when Owen is at daycare, just so we can have a quiet house together for a bit.
So we’ve got a fair amount of work to do, but will hopefully squeeze in a workout, (and maybe a little, ahem, mommy and daddy time). Oh, and shoveling. Lots and lots of shoveling.