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View from my desk

view from my office

I sit for my day job.

Well, I do more than sit, but there is no other humanly way possible to do my job if I don’t sit – at least as far as I can tell.

I work at my desk…typing…transcribing…if you want to get all technical about it. 

Have you read stories about those health-conscious offices that have computer stations attached to treadmills so you can walk while you work?  I think that would be so awesome!

The difference between typing and transcribing is that transcribing, at least in my world, involves the use of a foot pedal.  Thus, I only have one lower extremity (guess what type of transcribing I do) with which to propel myself. 

I guess that means I’d have to hop.  While I consider myself relatively coordinated, hopping on one foot while utilizing a foot pedal with the other far exceeds my talent level.

So, until somebody comes up with a solution for my problem…I sit, sometimes many hours a day.

So back to being antsy…I spent well over the first half of my life living in the west – southern California, the Pacific northwest, and most of my time in the desert southwest – where it’s sunny – every day – and warm – 9+ months out of the year.

For the past decade and a half, I have called the midwest home – the snowy, cold, unpredictable-weather midwest.  Don’t get me wrong – snow is beautiful…

for about a minute, and then it’s just cold.  I know not everybody agrees with me, but this is my post, so I can say whatever I want, right?

So back to my job…are you still following me?

I work at home…for which I am very grateful.  But, oh the temptation once spring arrives to ditch my keyboard and head outdoors to soak in the sun.  It’s not exactly warm, and it’s pretty rainy these days, but the grass is green, the daffodils are displaying their brilliance, and the rich black soil in the gardening is beckoning me.

So, I’m antsy.  Now what?