Those who've read my profile know I work from a home office. The great thing about working from home is the flexibility. No clothing expense, no office drama and no travel expense. The bad thing about working from home is that the work is always THERE. I have a hard time leaving it when there is still work to be done. (Which is why I'm still at my desk at 8 p.m. instead of quilting!)
Yesterday, however, I stopped what I was doing in the middle of the day and went with my son. He'd loaded up a horse in the trailer and headed to some leased pastures about 20 miles south of us to sort off some yearling steers that had gotten through a fence and were mixed into the neighbor's pasture. Since I knew there would be sorting to do, I offered to take a horse, but for just 6 head he was a little insulted by the suggestion. :0) He just mainly wanted company - he really didn't need my "help." I took care of a few gates and mainly just waited and watched him work from afar (when the hills let me see him). I admire his patience and quiet way he has with his horse and the livestock. He had no problems and the whole time I was wishing I had my camera. He happened to have a few bucks in his pocket from some work he'd done for Grandma, so when we were done, he took me "out" for ice cream from the local ag co-op (soft-serve machine) as we came back through our little town (wide spot in the road) where he goes to school. It was a nice couple of hours.
As I was waiting for him to ride through the pastures, I thought I should have brought along some stitching to work on for guilt-free quilting time. Next time I'll remember...a quilting project and a camera.