For the last two weeks I have been on vacation. For the last two weeks I have spent lots of time in a car, munching on this and that, and attempting to ignore the large quantities of noise.
For the last two weeks I have spent time with family and a few hours with a few friends. I have checked in with work and found myself thrilled that I was not in the office… well, that was until I returned to the office today to find the world quite (read extremely) different than that which I left.
I have now spent hours on the phone with California attempting to figure out why this and that aren’t working on my computer.
I have learned that I have a 19 January deadline for a project that had no deadline when I left two weeks ago.
I have been in meetings and talking to people since I opened my office door.
This is not what I expected or desired. This is not the entry into my work for the New Year was meant to be.
I am rushed, busy, crashing and burning.
I am out of sorts.
I just returned from “vacation” and have the desire to take another.
2009 has to be better than this.