There are not a lot of things in this world that can completely kill my need to write. Unfortunately, I encountered one of them this week.
I had every intention to post an Absurd Fable today despite the week I had. It has been a while since I posted one.
I worked 10 hours shift on Monday and Tuesday. I got out of work after 9 hours Wednesday, convinced my overtime for the week was done. I had dinner with Leaf that night to launch my creativity for the next fable. We laughed our head off and everyone looked at us funny. I knew the next fable would be great.
Thursday morning, I was told that chances were I could take Friday off to make up for the beginning of my week. An hour later, they recruited me to help someone on a project. Fine; help usually means a couple of meetings to brainstorm. No sweat. Unfortunately, the big project in question was, literally, due for yesterday (Wednesday). We got an extension until Monday. Guess what I’ll be doing all weekend?
I don’t mind doing overtime. I love my job and crunch times are part of it. What got to me is the fact that I was walking toward the light of a carefree three days weekend and was yanked back in the swamp. Add that to other small frustrations and it just killed my mood completely.
There are other things I must do this weekend so I’ll be running around instead of relaxing.
And the iPod I won last Christmas died on the way home from work.
And my wireless phone died as I called in some food when I got home.
I really wanted to post an Absurd Fable and delight you with some funny lines but there is only so much I can take.
Don’t worry, though. I’ll be in a very bad mood for a couple of hours then I’ll be fine. Tea will help. I also wouldn’t say no to a hug or a glomp. 😉