It never fails.....for every single day of vacation it seems like two days of work pile up on my desk. I was out of the office on Monday and Tuesday of this week, just two little days, and it was like all hell broke loose. I came in to a very large handwritten note from my bosses boss saying "welcome back, can you attend a meeting with me from 8-10am, SV". Lucky for me I got into the office early and had plenty of time to get to the 8:00am meeting. What I didn't realize is the meeting was with his boss...and he wanted me to present something I had put together over a month ago. Although I am very familiar with the topic being discussed I wish I could have had a bit more time to dust the cobwebs off and refresh myself on the content....especially when presenting to a VP of our company. The good news is the presnetation went fine and I came out with only a few small things to work on (not bad given the usual outcome of meetings with the big boss). Unfortunately the next 3 days were just jam packed with cathing up on other work and new fires to put out. What make this even worse is that I am taking 4 days off next week as well. I can't tell you how many people asked me how much vacation I have.....geez, I have been with the company for over 10 year and have 4 weeks of vacation of which I have taken less than 1/2.
The good news is I am home now and getting ready for a 5 day visit with my mom. I am so excited for her visit and we have a lot of fun things planned....and I am not going to think about the work that will be waiting me me until Friday morning!!!!