Being a self employed person has a downside, namely that my boss is a huge bitch... and being a writer has a few downsides of its own. (Let's not get into that today.) That said, there's a few perks that make up for all of it.
I might not get a paid vacation, but I am a very good little writer, meet my word count for the day, and do all that I should before 4pm, then there's absolutely nobody to stop me from knocking off early and taking a sock, a book and a beer to the backyard, where I can plunk myself under my umbrella and wait for a little breeze to take the edge of a scorcher of a day. (41 degrees. Toronto is not fooling around.)
August self imposed sock club sock of the month is Cotty (by Irishgirlieknits) and I'm knitting it from Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Skinnamarink.
It's pretty nice out here, but don't tell my boss. I don't want to spoil the moment by having to buy that wingnut a beer.