My husband has been at home for several weeks recovering from shoulder surgery. This has been, perhaps not surprisingly, very disruptive for my weekly routine. Editing my second novel came to all but a standstill and even work for Game Industry News slowed down. It was difficult to stay focused and even basic household routines fell apart.
That may not sound like a big deal, but when you work at home, a strong weekly schedule is the only thing between you and a complete descent into chaos. My husband is my favorite kind of chaos, but chaos nonetheless.
Today, he went back to light duty. A strange change came over the house and suddenly things snapped back into place. Laundry was finished. Groceries were purchased after the weekly menu was planned. A game review was edited and submitted. Work emails were sent. Critical contacts were established. Gloriously, two chapters were revised.
Considering Colin was recovering from major surgery, we had a good time while he was home, but now it’s time to buckle down and get back to work.