Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I know you all think I'm crazy...

... 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.


  1. Well..going back on your schedule is far better than going back full swing. Take it easy and listen to your body!!!

  2. You do what works for YOU! If you decide you've overdone, back off. Listen to Samantha and "Listen to your body." Good luck!!

  3. Take your time for sure! I hope it isn't too much to get caught up.