Today was my first day back. All in all, it was pretty good. My desk was not piled celing high with memos, letters, to-do lists as I had feared. Instead, save for 1 or 2 files, it looked pretty much the same way I left it. Amazing!! I eased into the day, working on the less challenging tasks on this week's to-do list (I'm a big List Girl). All my colleagues commented on how well-rested I looked. Yes, I know I do. I only hope that in a few days I don't return to my pre-vac haggard looking self (ok, my situation was not quite so dire, but you know what I mean ..... ).
Well, one thing that gives me some hope is the knowledge that at the end of next week we close for TWO WEEKS for the Christmas and New Years holidays. I hope I'm not coming off as a lazy bum (I'm really quite hard working, I am) but, face it, who doesn't like time off? More time to read all the books I've bought this year and last (despite my determination to do otherwise), think about my life and where it's headed, talk on the phone, spend with family and friends and do something out of the ordinary.