Made it to work today only about 2 hours later than when I would normally go into the office--officially, I'm blaming it on changing time zones during my vacation and having some difficulty getting going in the morning. Or it could just be the dread of the semester ahead.... I'm not starting out with my "clean slate" like usual--I'm behind on projects and have several deadlines already looming. I want to throw a tantrum and scream "it's not fair!" However, I dug myself into this hole and I will eventually crawl out.
I'm starting to feel like I am gaining a bit of ground. I handed off the book chapter to second author today --aka DA--with the realization that I can't continue to depend on her to save me when I'm in a time crunch. However, in this situation I'm not feeling very much guilt because I don't really think I should have taken this project on. Yes, I'm a big girl and I can say 'no' to people but it's hard sometimes when you don't have warning and the next thing you know you have a project on your hands. As I recall, this one arrived on my plate over lunch (with no warning--I thought it was just a friendly take a break, walk to lunch, and then 'poof' I had an outline and a mission). In hindsight I really think I should have chosen not to accept it; however, at the time that didn't appear to be an option. Well, I have lived and learned. Next time will be different. (I better bookmark this post for future reference.)
I also have all my laundry done and I went grocery shopping today on my way home from the office--isn't it weird how sometimes these little things are really what makes your day????