So I’m back!! Did you miss me? Hello…. helllloooo…?
Did you at least notice that I wasn’t here?
Well, anyway, I took a vacation – nothing major – boats were involved. Sunshine. and lack of wireless capabilities. Twas lovely. I swam, beached, ate, drank, walked til I collapsed (or was that from drinking?), etc…
I got a kick-ass tan which has faded 2 more shades since I typed this. I’m so desperate to keep it I may have to get myself lacquered. Or, y’know… go outside.
But like every time I leave town I’m always so glad to be home. And that’s a nice truth. I like coming home to my dog Teddy, my friends and my, loosely referred to, routines. I like getting back to work.
Getting back to work this time, though, freaked me out a little. Naturally I came back to a ginormous stack of work which had impatiently waited for me. I’ve never seen a stack of papers take on a living form – breathing and snarling at me – so I had to get myself in a cool mode to take it on bit by bit – calmly, using a gentle tone of voice (don’t freak out) – until it was manageable. The stack of work isn’t exactly purring yet, but at least I’m not in any danger losing limbs. I’m still behind but the “have to” stuff is taken care of. Whew…
It’ll take me a couple of weeks to get completely caught up of course – no one has yet to explain to me the vacation-to-backlog ratio. One week vacation = 3 weeks of catch-up. What kind of math is that?
Also, while I was away, the deal closed on the acquisition. When I left I was part of little co inc and we are now officially under the umbrella of megasupercolossal corporation. Good stuff, I think. Great opportunities for professional and personal growth. Change is exciting but it’s always a little scary too – especially if you fear the change involves a visit to the unemployment office. But I think I’m okay for a while… we’ll have to wait and see how things progress.
One of the things I really liked about my little company was the leadership of my team and now the CFO, who I adored, is on his way to other things and I’ll miss him. So this week I met Mr. New CFO, and ya know?… I like him. He has a nice way about him – seems easy to work with, easy to talk to. So far, the transition seems smoothish – there’ll be a lot of uncomfortable adjustments and we’ll all need to be on our toes and flexible, but I always wanted to be a ballerina.
Ok, so back to our regularly scheduled programming…