My mind is spinning...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Do you ever get that way?

Where your mind is spinning out of control, and you can't slow down your thoughts, and you have so many things to do you don't know where to start and you know you need to sleep, but you don't think you can, and you JUST.CAN'T. SLOW.DOWN?

I am having that right now.

I just got back from a lovely 5 days with my brother, his wife and their 2 lovely girls in New Jersey. I took my 6-year-old daughter with me, and she was an angel. She was the perfect play mate for my 2-year old niece who can be a bit difficult (as most terrible two toddlers can be!). She was the perfect baby holder for my other 4-month old niece. Everyone cried when we were dropped off at the train to go home.

In 4 days, I leave for a week of work in Georgia. I have to go out of town tomorrow for work for the day. I am scared to open my work email, and I KNOW my mailbox is full. I will have piles and piles of mail on my desk when I get there in the morning.

On my way home today, I got a million text messages about a million things at work. I wonder when it became ok for work to happen while on vacation? I sent emails to everyone before I left letting them know when I would be gone and when I would be back. I don't mind working while on vacation, but I want it to be on my own time and choice, you know?

So here I sit, in bed, typing, watching Discovery Health at 12:18am, and I can't stop the spinning.

Thanks for listening!


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That sounds like a fantastic time. It should never be right for people to work on vacation. I work for a small company and I plan ahead when I leave for vacation or try to at least. It never fails I get 10 calls a day about things that are "the end of the world"! It's marketing... it's not brain surgery. I'll be leaving in September for 2 weeks and plan on leaving my phone off :)

Hope your head stops spinning soon!

I do that manic thing too - I get so worked up, I just want to go around kicking things, just to try to release the pent up energy, and to feel like I'm accomplishing SOMETHING, instead of running around like a coked-out squirrel.

So far, I've only found one solution: liquor.

deep breaths! just remember that family so much more important than those millions of calls & emails. a cool glass of chardonnay does the trick, too!