Last week, working from home got a lot more exciting. And work-like. Because two colleagues flew over from Sweden to work on a big project with me.
It was so awesome to see my friend, Peter, walk up to my front door. Here in Portland! For three days, we worked long hours. Mathis hung out with us, and I kept on working while I nursed him. (I think one could only really do this with Scandinavian colleagues.) Swedish filled the house, and I understood much more than I thought I would. When it came to Swedish comprehension, it was like I never left. After the first day, Lewis commented about how comforting it was to hear Swedish again. Like it's a part of us.
I think it's more a part of us than either of us realized. Because it felt like home to me, too.
Here's what working from home with a 4-month-old can look like.
Oh, and the best part about all those long days? Finishing up at 8 p.m. meant I could put Mathis to bed and enjoy my first night out without him. (Cheers to my first true girly drink in over a year!)
And here's to having more Swedish colleagues and doughnut fikas in the house again soon.