Well, it was my first day as a crazy shut-in. I've been getting nervous as so many people keep telling me, "Oh, I could never work at home!" or "Oh, that will be so hard to not be around people!" But then I remember that I'm not them, I'm me. I'm an introverted homebody who likes to smell the roses.
I didn't smell any roses today, but I did watch the bunny all day, which is just as good. I discovered why a plank in our fence keeps getting pushed out - it's the bunny's passageway from yard to yard. I also took a nice stroll along the hillside on this beautiful January day, and unloaded the dishwasher and unpacked from my weekend trip (yes, four days later). I feel more in control of my life already.
So besides frittering about with bunnies and dishes, what did I actually do for work? I edited a story about malaria for a web site. And I translated a 39-page hydro-geological survey written by an engineering firm into normal people talk. It reminded me of Office Space: "What would you say ya do here?" "Well look, I already told you. I deal with the customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What the h**l is wrong with you people?"
In short, I took a paragraph like this: The weathering of fractured bedrock zones result in the development of clay pockets which have a much lower electrical resistivity than the surrounding bedrock. This geological structure, due to the preferential effect of the weathering on the tectonised axes, can easily be located by electrical resistivity profiles method.
And rewrote it like this: They took a look-see to find out if the land was good to done dig in.
This is why I make the big bucks. Speaking of big bucks, Mike and I will now be living on a reduced income, so we'll be eating only ramen. Do any of you have good ramen recipes? Or other cost efficient recipes you'd like to share?
I'll also be starting a book club to help this crazy shut-in get out. I love book clubs, but I'm very picky about my books. So I figure I can just start a club and rule it like a tyrant, controlling what books we read. Already the few members of my book club have started suggesting books, but I must keep the peasants down with my totalitarian rule. Do you have any good book club suggestions to keep the commoners down with?
If you answer one of my two questions today, el cheapo recipes or book club books, you could be entered to win a fabulous prize: Think by John Piper, a Christmas gift we read and are ready to pass on.
If no one responds but Liz, then I will love her more than the rest of you, but I will wait to pass on the book until I have a more scintillating question to seduce comments out of you with bribery.