I work full-time, so I’m at work most of the hours of the day. Usually, I eat a packed lunch at my desk and then find a quiet spot to read a few chapters of whatever novel I’m working my way through. Ever since we moved into our condo, however, I’ve been able to go home for lunch now and then. We live close enough to make it quick and easy.
I like to do this once or twice a week for several reasons. For one, it means I don’t have to pack lunch in the morning, so I can take my time. I have plenty of time to make and eat my lunch during my break.
Another benefit is that I can get a chore or two done around the house. Generally this would just be unloading and loading the dishwasher, or throwing a load of laundry in. I’ll often just pick up a bit, too, and maybe deal with some mail piling up by the front door.
It really is such a simple thing, but spending 20-30 minutes on these chores mid-day makes the evening feel much more free of responsibility. This guy also seems to appreciate it when I stop by at lunch:
Last week I went home for lunch and then dropped him off at the groomer on my way back to work. He was ready to be picked up at 5, so it worked out perfectly.
Yesterday when I went home I just made the bed and called that enough.
Do you go home for lunch or have other ways of sneaking in a few chores?