Sunday, July 13, 2008

Back to Work Blues

We have had a really wonderful weekend. Granted we didn't do anything super exciting, just our normal weekend errands and shopping, but it was still really nice. We had fun shopping and being goofy in the stores and making fun of the other goofy people there too. The weather was typical July in Texas - hotter than hell. I brought home some work and did some of the stuff I was really behind on, so I felt like I had actually accomplished something.

Sunday came along and we had our normal lazy morning. I always make a big breakfast and we watch a movie (today was The Brave One with Jodie Foster) while we relax and eat our breakfast. Even the dog looks forward to Sunday's because she has special treats while she sits on the back of the sofa and watches the movie.

In the afternoon I decided to finish up some of the work stuff I had brought home. As I was working, I started to get a tension headache. I hadn't had one in a really long time. Then I slowly felt my mood turn from good to sour as I was thinking about the work I was doing and what was on my plate for next week.

I really hate when I start thinking about work on Sunday evenings because it gives me what I call the "back to work blues." When that happens it seems like it totally wipes out the relaxation and fun I had the rest of the weekend. That is so not fair to my poor hubby who has to deal with my sour disposition and he has no idea why or what happened.

Anyone with any tips on how to not let this happen? And, by the way, quitting the job is not an option!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. When vacation is nearing an end I start thinking and dreading work. I keep telling myself to stop it, as I'm ruining the time I actually have off. It's not as bad on the weekends, but it's still there. I don't have any answers either.