Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Real World 1, Me 0
After seven days away from the reality of work, family, and personal obligations I slammed back into the real world today - and the real world kicked my butt. My "Monday" began with an eight a.m. dental appointment, meaning that I got to the office about 2 1/2 hours later than I normally do. That would not necessarily be a bad thing but, since I was still traveling on Monday and Friday is a holiday, I somehow have to cram five days worth of work into the middle three days of the week. That is not going to be easy - especially since I left the office at my regular time in order to see the first game of a Little League doubleheader involving my youngest grandson. Just two days to go, and I didn't make much of a dent in the workload today. Oh, and my brother, whom I see only two or three times a year, is in town staying with my father.
Also, for the first time in Book Chase history, I am five books behind on my reviews: This Book Is Overdue (Marilyn Johnson), The Bone Garden (Tess Gerritsen), Long Gone (Alafair Burke), Saturday (Ian McEwan), and The Prodigal Hour (Will Entrekin). Since the Entrekin book is going to be released on July 1, I'm moving it to the top of the queue - look for that one on June 30.
I feel like I've walked into a buzz-saw, but I would not trade last week's experience for anything. This, too, shall pass.