Things at work have taken a turn for the awesome. I have a new boss, who is amazing and I have a light at the end of the tunnel as far as my much to large workload. There will always be some frustration and certain obstacles that just won't go away, but seriously the changes that have happened in the last few weeks greatly outweigh those obstacles.
It is like a whole new world over at the organization and my level of stress has plummeted. I'd say on a scale of 1 to 10 it has gone from a 1500 million to about an 8. That's really good in our world.
That being said, I would kill for a week off right now. I have been sick since forever, my house is a mess, and I am exhausted! We had about 2 weeks of "vacation" in December, but we spent 90% of that time with family, and we all know time with family isn't really any less stressful than time at work.
I cannot wait for just one long weekend away with the ever so wonderful FSU. No dog, no cat, no work blackberry; just sleep and food and... other things.
Speaking of which, I attended a friends baby shower this weekend and it made me realize that FSU and I are barely enjoying our child-free days while we have them. I am all about having kids when we are ready, but who knows when that will be considering I can't even manage to juggle a full time job, a relationship and cleaning my own house. We spent Sunday cleaning, including our little deck area. I fully intend to have friends over this spring and summer. How is it that we have a backyard, a deck and a grill and you can walk to our house from the metro and we still haven't had a cookout?
(probably because before we got the new couch I forbid anyone from coming over unless I briefed them on how much we hated the couch)
I think grown-ups should have a week off for spring break to, how come as soon as you graduate college all the seasonal vacations end? As if we are less in need of time off than college kids? Also, NoVA needs more pools. I miss Florida.