Sunday, June 04, 2006

The weekend that isn't

People so often comment on how nice it must be to stay at home and write all day.

Today is one of those days I'd consider throttling anyone who says that to me.


Joe Bob, John Boy and Bubba were moving furniture. While Joe Bob and John Boy were struggling with a particularly heavy oak wardrobe, Joe Bob noticed that Bubba was nowhere in sight.

"John Boy, where's Bubba?" asked Joe Bob. "He should be helping us with this thing."

"He is helping," said John Boy. "He's inside holding the clothes hangers in place!"

Thanks for the joke Forrest.

Kitty Pictures!

Simon, Russel, Stuart


Russel, Stuart

Stuart, Russel, Simon

Simon, Russel


JamesO said...

It's one of the big problems of working at home - knowing when to stop and do non-work things. It's so tempting to just carry on through without a break, especially if you're on a roll or completely absorbed by a project. That said, when things aren't going so well, it's all too easy to find distractions.

Bill said...

One can never have too many kitties.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Too true Bill! They're so cute, I want to keep them all.

James, that's true as well. I have a real problem with balance...

anne frasier said...

what really makes me want to get down on the floor and have a tantrum is when they think we couldn't possibly have any stress in our lives. that makes me want to kill somebody. i've had people say: what in the world do you have to be stressed about?

Sandra Ruttan said...

Oh Anne, I would kill if someone said that to me!

Lisa Hunter said...

I agree with jameso. The joke being self-employed is that you work 24 hours a day, but you get to choose which 24.

Back when I had a day job, I didn't work on weekends. And I saw much more TV. Now I limit myself to one show per day, on TIVO, before bed. And I take my laptop "on vacation."

Boy Kim said...

Maybe you should carry a pole (and I don't mean the one Her Royal Trace-alicious One knocked over) like those high-wire walkers.

S. W. Vaughn said...

Ooooh! *melt* I heart Stuart! He's just the cutest little button. The rest of them are adorable too -- and their eyes are still blue!

I'm with you on the instant kill reaction whenever someone says "gee, it must be nice to work at home, you get to do whatever you want all day."

It's called 'work' for a reason, jackass.

I feel better now. :-)

Stephen Blackmoore said...

I have an aunt who puts fiction writers into the category of not worth thinking about but certainly worth talking shit about.

After all, how tough could it possibly be to write a book?

For the sake of familial harmony I didn't tell her that if she wanted to talk shit about ANY writers she damn well pony up and write a fucking book.

Besides I'd alreay told her to fuck off once that day and I was at my weekly limit.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Lisa, I know that feeling! I can use my laptop when Kevin's driving too.

I'll bear that in mind Kim, but I'm clutsy.

SW, that's going to go to the other Stuart's head, you know! But I'm glad you feel better - you made me laugh!

Oh Stephen, I'm certain we were separated at birth. Although you seem a bit more invested in familial harmony than I am.

Andrea at Lochthyme said...

Yeah right. It's the same with stay at home mothers...we just sit around all day eating bon bons and watching soap operas. Yeah right. Not to mention I have my own business and other things occupying my time.

Forty_Two said...


Has your aunt written any books yet?

Trace said...
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Trace said...

I want Rebus!