Work is insane and exhausting. There is SO much to do, in so many directions, on so many unrelated matters, it's stupefying. And now that my boss is gone, I'm the one who gets asked questions that leave me blinking in amazement: "Wait, how do you not know that already, it's part of your JOB to know that!" I feel like I need to check every other department's homework, because every time I pick something up at random, I find mistakes. I'm irritated, frustrated, and I need a break. I don't give a damn what else is going on, I'm taking my two lousy vacation days and giving myself this four day weekend.
I'm also giving myself a break from email, voicemail, and social media. I'm going to watch movies, read, knit, swim (weather permitting), sleep in (insomnia permitting) and NOT think about work for four days. I'm going to putter around in the kitchen and play with my new camera. I like it a lot already.
I just have to get through the madness that today will bring, and I can breathe for four days. Then three days of insanity, then three more days off. I'd considered wrapping my days off around the three day weekend, but decided that two long weekends in a row would feel better. Boy, do I ever need it.