Can You Work Amid Clutter?

posted by Momo Fali on November 10, 2014

I woke early this morning; nearly two hours before any other human in the house. I have a very busy day today and needed to get a jump start, but before I could settle in and start to work, I had to declutter my surroundings.

Laundry was thrown into the washer, random papers were removed from the kitchen counter, toys were stored in their rightful place instead of strewn across the coffee table, coats were hung, and headphones were stored. Next, I cut some coupons, filed my son’s progress reports and watered the plants.

If I could run the sweeper without waking anyone, I’d do that too.

It’s not because I work from home, because I felt the same way when I had an office. And, even when I was an Operations Manager for a company that was bursting at the seams with business and whose staff had grown so quickly we didn’t have anywhere to put them; I had to make a desk out of a fax station that gave me just enough room to open a file folder. It looked like chaos, well…it was chaos, but I made it work because there was order.

Working from home makes it more difficult, because I have desk space and family space, but it’s nothing that can’t be solved with a little early rising. Now, and only now, can I start my work.

Right after I empty the bathroom trash cans.

Random Realizations: Puppy Edition

posted by Momo Fali on November 9, 2014

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1. More than a few times a day, you will look at her and say, “You’re lucky you’re cute.”

2. When she is sleeping and dreams about drinking water, the cute is taken to another level.

3. The fur is EVERYWHERE.

4. Crumbs don’t stand a chance.

5. Puppy kisses smell a lot worse at 8 months than they did at 8 weeks old.

6. So does the poop.

7. Sometimes, she’ll even poop in her cage so you’ll wake up to the smell of coffee and feces.

8. There isn’t enough Lysol in the world.

9. She’s lucky she’s cute.

An Ode to Football

posted by Momo Fali on November 8, 2014

Just because you don’t know Ohio State

Doesn’t mean you should stop reading and hate.

Smith, Pryor, Krenzel and Greene

Watch those QBs, because they’re lean and mean.

Vrabel, Cousineau, Spielman and Springs

Our linebackers will clip your wings.

Been listening to Keels since I was knee-high

I love that dude, he’s a stand-up guy.

The ‘Shoe is the best place to watch a game

TBDBITL will put your band to shame.

You’ve never eaten such a poisonous nut

We’ll roll you, and stomp you, and kick your butt.

We have skill, we don’t need any luck

Just ask Brutus, we are the BUCKS!

Tonight we’ll win and we’ll capture your Sparty

And, you should know that we call him Sharty.

So, give it your best, and we’ll see if you bend

But, the B1G Ten we’ll be ours in the end.

Things I Have Going For Me

posted by Momo Fali on November 7, 2014

Oh, look at me, sitting here staring at a blank page. Folks, this is what NO IDEA looks like.

I can’t call it writer’s block, because I’m writing – or typing – whatever. The problem is that I have nothing of substance to say. Not today. Today was draining. Except for coffee with a friend early this morning and the fact that two of my son’s teachers told me they think he’s awesome and he’s progressing beautifully. Those things filled me up, at least temporarily.

Also, I’m still breathing. I have that going for me. But, sometimes you need a little extra and today the extra was just not there.

Thank goodness that tomorrow is a new day. Also, the night is young and I just cracked my second Budweiser.

Actually, I have more going for me than I originally thought. Cheers!