Thursday, June 25, 2015


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.


Jan said...

Enjoy your time away from the crazy. Hoping today flies by and your days off don't!

Anonymous said...

Step back and breathe. You know, if you were to leave, they would still be able to continue on. You are not going to be able to fix what is wrong with that place, so dont waste your sanity and health trying to do it. I used to worry about my old dept all the time until i realized there was absolutly nothing i could do for them. I sleep much better now.

Catherine said...

Oh, trust me, I don't worry about them. I curse them, laugh at them, shake my head - I don't worry. ;-) But working in that chaos and silliness is exhausting, even if you truly, deeply, don't give a rat's ass.

Anonymous said...

So, I will get in early with Birthday Greetings from Down Under - have a lovely time.

My definition of optimism - yesterday we bought Ernst's birthday present for Saturday - a new pair of Lycra cycling pants. For an 81 yo. And we had a lovely early birthday lunch out (too crowded on Saturday), and I will make a favourite lunch for him tomorrow.

Also found him a coffee mug entitled "I'd rather be cycling".

Enjoy your birthday, and your two long weekends.

Gae, in Callala Bay