Last day at the CDC for the kids! And only 3 weekdays until school starts! I'm taking the first 3 days off next week to do something fun with them, before school starts on Thursday. Wah!
I sure have a lot to think about over my extended weekend. Last week was almost certainly one of the worst weeks I've ever had in my career. But this week was much, much better, for numerous reasons. First, some outages meant I spent a lot of time on the phone -- and being involved and useful.
But mostly, some developments inside and outside the company mean that next week will be the last week that I am under the direct influence of Mr. Horrible!!!!! And I'll be gone for 3 of those 5 days! The sky is brighter, the air is fresher, food tastes better, my work world has gone from black-and-white to color. I feel like I'm coming out of a deep, dark well. That insipid, obnoxious imbecile will no longer have the power to insult and lecture and be so condescending. Best of all, I can do real work now, and be a productive contributing member of the working world. No more energy wasted on appearances and stupid busywork just so he can look good to his boss. Yay!
However, I have to brace myself, because starting a new job (whether or not it's in the company, and that's not sure yet), is usually pretty time and energy consuming. What timing -- school's starting next week! But I'm really really happy to finally have the opportunity to accomplish things and feel productive. That really was what drove me to want to go back to work to begin with.
No more work for a few days -- tomorrow, #1 objective is to get ready for camping! Spending the next few days bonding with my children might well be the number one thing that drives me back to work!