I am so looking forward to this weekend, I almost can't stand it. This week at work has been pretty dreadful- not really in terms of anything that's actually happened, just in terms of huge projects that are all coming to urgency at the same time. They all have a number of steps of varying degrees of complexity, and I can only do a little bit of anything on my own before I need to wait for someone else to come through with their part, so I may continue. What this means is that I'm constantly looking ahead to this huge amount of work I have to do, but hardly able to make any progress. It's like I'm almost, but not quite, treading water. A dangerous situation, and it's not doing my sleep schedule any favors. Waking up at 2:30am to worry for an hour about stuff I can't control is not really my idea of a good time.
No matter how many times I remind myself to breathe, and break the tasks down in my head until they all seem perfectly manageable, and remind myself of due dates that are really not all that looming, provided I do my job correctly . . . I just don't want to be here, so I resent the stress. Yup, that's the biggest problem.
ANYWAY. This weekend is going to be awesome. Friday night is unplanned, but Sharif and I have decided that we're going to do something. Like a date night? I think so. Sharif has arranged to take off on Saturday morning, so we're probably going to go down to DC and do museums before we continue on to Falls Church for the ilyAIMY show at the Dogfish Head. Sunday we'll do Father's Day at my parents' house. Don't have a gift for my dad yet, but I'll figure that out tomorrow. (I hope I hope.) And Monday is Sharif's birthday! I'm taking the day off work, and we're going to go ride roller coasters at Six Flags.
Whew. It's going to be exhausting, but I need it. A long, busy weekend should do wonders to distract my frazzled mind.