148.8 "At Work" Sign for Working at Home

Scott made me this sign a few months ago, when my work at home was just writing Facebook posts and Web content for clients. He said, "Just put this sign up whenever you are at work, so I know not to bother you." He can be so romantic! No really.

I network with hundreds of freelance writers who work at home full time, churning out 500-word articles for content farms. Many of them have spouses, neighbors and other people in their lives who don't leave them alone and let them work when they are at home. Neighbors bring their kids over to be babysat. In-laws stop by to visit. Spouses puff around the house complaining about how there are dirty dishes in the sink.

So, yes, I really do think my Scott is romantic for understanding I need to be left alone while I am writing or editing, even if I am at home. Yesterday, this sign was up from 5 in the morning till 7 in the evening. I took breaks to spend time with him, though.

We walked the dogs an hour in the park. I had another zero gain day yesterday. Here is what I ate:

Small bowl of Special K, strawberries and organic soy milk
Fuji apple sliced and candied with 4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter and 36 dark chocolate chips
Beef and bean burrito with salsa
8 Oreo cookies
Handful of corn tortilla chips and two tablespoons of queso (salsa and cheese dip)
Leftover baked chicken, onions, and carrots
Fuji apple sliced and candied with 4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter and 36 dark chocolate chips