My fist week of working at home was awesome. I got a lot of work done, and managed to accomplish a lot more stuff outside of work than I normally would when I was commuting back-and-forth from downtown. It's not that my commute was long or unenjoyable, it's just that my schedule was my own. I am no longer bound to the confines of the standard work day; just to the demands of what needs to be done.
In the middle of the week, I took a couple of hours to go to the Canada Games Centre with Fawn and Jade. They Centre is offering an infant swimming course and this week they covered life jackets. I had not been able to attend before, but I wanted to be there for the life jacket class. So I went.
Jade loved floating around the pool in her life jacket. After the class, they give everyone free-run of the pool for another hour. Bundled in our life jackets, I took Jade into to the "Lazy River". The "Lazy River" isn't all that lazy. It's essentially a whirlpool with a peanut shaped island in the middle. Jets shoot you along and you move at a pretty good pace. It can be pretty fast. I wanted to practice being in whitewater with the baby. She smiled while I maneuvered myself around to deflect us off the walls with my feet.
I also managed to weed and thin the garden, which provided us with a nice meal last night, and do some work on our front yard which no longer looks like a work of modern art (thanks to the yellow-stained patches, but more like a patchwork of greens.
I seemed to have the energy to spend more time with Fawn and Jade, which was also very nice. Yup, this is what work-life balance is all about.