... but I'm going back to work.
I'm going nuts here, with the lack of activity. Plus, I feel like I've turned a corner this week, in that I've been managing to get through the days without naps or pain killers. I figure it's time.
I know it also sounds crazy to do this, but I contacted the boss to see what she thinks. I'll qualify that by saying that I don't have the average boss. This one's pretty great - she expects a lot from her staff but she's got our backs; she's not a slave driver by any means. She said they've managed OK without me, but will be happy to have me back. I could come back on my own schedule, and suggested modified work hours to start.
I average 200-250 emails a day at work and I've been gone for 6 weeks without reading any. I figure it'll take me a few days to get through all the email, so I'm going to quietly sneak in for a few afternoons this week and go through them. I'll work a few full days next week, ease back into my normal responsibilities, and if I feel up to it, I'll aim to go back full time after Easter. To tell you the truth, I'm kind of relieved. I really wasn't meant to be a lady of leisure.