Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Catching Up

I am playing catch-up today.

My day started crazily when I discovered that the road I generally drive to get to work after driving L. at the train is closed, and that the detour is rather time consuming.

I've waded through close to 85 emails, with about 35 or so that are going to require follow-up.

I've sorted through accumulated mail.

I've met with four different staff members to catch up on the bits and pieces I missed while I was gone.

I'm pondering crisis mode and putting out fires. I'll probably write more about that later today. About thoughts on that topic as I come away from the first real extended time of rest that I've had in two and a half years.

In the meantime, I'm going to spend my lunch hour playing catch-up on some personal errands and so forth that were neglected while I was away, and following work tonight, my roommate and I will be going grocery shopping so that we can eat for the next week or so. After groceries, my objective is to get unpacked from the trip, and maybe even do a bit of laundry. We'll see how that plan goes.

If I owe you an email, it'll come. I'm not sure how soon, but it'll come. This week is incredibly busy both professionally and personally, and I'm fighting off a cold that I caught at the tail end of my holidays.

So, excuse me while I play catch-up. I'm hanging around here, even if it stays a bit quieter than usual for the next few days.