It's not fair! I stayed in yesterday, out of the beautiful sunshine with all that stuff blowing around in the air, and I worked hard at my job that I get paid for instead of doing anything fun, and I still woke up this morning with a head full of cotton. It just doesn't seem right, somehow.
Today was a day much like yesterday. I stayed at my desk and didn't try to get out and enjoy the weather (which was foggy and overcast all morning, and breezy in the afternoon, but still, I was making a point, which I've now forgotten).
The result of my diligence is that I finished the financial worksheets! This massive project that I promised the Boss would be completed by the middle of February is finally done. In the middle of March.
Now he has to review all of the work I've spent the last two and a half months producing (most of it, it feels like, in the last two days). He'll think he's shirking his duty if he doesn't find some things he wants me to change. I'll resist, and tell him why he's wrong, and then eventually give in and do about half this project over. But it'll be easier the second time, hopefully.
At any rate, that's in the future. Today was my last for awhile that'll be no fun at all. I won't be chained to my desk for at least the next few days (although I've let a few critical tasks get away from me in my frenzy to get the project finished, and I will have to work those in somehow).
The sense of relief here is almost overwhelming. It's like a dark cloud parting and the sun shining through. It's like hitting a stretch of open highway after six hours in a traffic jam. It's like the last day of school (in sixth grade) or hot dog day (in third grade). Wheee! Seriously.