My husband had a day off yesterday, so he did some yard work. This is the same corner of the garden I photographed yesterday.

Quite a contrast. They’ll be happier now, though I like the whole jungle zeitgeist.

I wish I could take pictures of flowers that showed them as flowers, rather than pale blobs.

Oh, well. Some of us have these talents, and some do not.

My lettuce garden, at the bottom of this post, is quite easy to photograph.

I have a small complaint to make.

I now have to check too many places every day. I have all these email accounts — business, personal, school, and now I have a client who needs me to check my gmail account as well. I have to check Basecamp accts and Google docs. I have dozens of Analytics accounts. 

This is not billable time. Neither would it be billable for me to take the time to learn how to send everything to Outlook, which is probably the most sensible solution. The Northerner had to walk me through getting my email account with his company into Outlook. And then he needs me to post my hours for him in his in-the-cloud billing system, too. And also use a CRM. So what I gained on getting his mail to Outlook I lost on these other things.

David Allen, GTD guru, says we should give up the idea of billable time and unbillable time. Assuming that we’re not wasting time, he says, all the interruptions and filing and sorting and organizing are needful, they all affect our business positively and increase our incomes over the long term, so it’s all just work.

He may be right. Maybe not. I don’t know.

I know that at noon yesterday I had done, according to Toggle, a grand total of 13.37 minutes of billable work.

Today I have no billable work planned, though I’m going to do a little Twittering for my financial software guy, and I’ve answered business emails.

I’m expecting #2 daughter and an old friend of the family for lunch. I have to decide what to have, hit the farmers’ market and the grocery and the baker, clean house, cook — stuff like that.

I may buy some annuals to fill in the spaces in the garden.