I've never been more ready for the weekend. This week, although short due to the previous long weekend, was still too long. And the funny thing is, I had no idea how stressed I've been all week until this morning.
Last night I went to bed especially early, hoping to get a good night's sleep. Alas, sleep alluded me and I woke up several times throughout the night. This morning I found myself running late as I tried to get ready and didn't make it out the door until I was already five minutes late. If that wasn't bad enough, even though I'd let my car run for a good fifteen minutes while I was getting ready, it still refused to shift out of park when I got inside. I sat there in the car, getting more and more irritated as I watched the minutes tick by. Soon I was ten minutes, then I was fifteen minutes late. It was around this point that I'd had enough. I'm ashamed to admit I had a full on hissy fit in the car, beating the dashboard with my fists as I howled in frustration. I even sobbed a little. A few minutes passed and I was finally allowed to escape my parking spot. It didn't matter that my bosses are away and they wouldn't have minded anyway that I was a few minutes late. I was just so frustrated that I couldn't take it anymore. And if you'd asked me when I got up that morning if I thought I might break down into a hissy fit today, I would have told you that you were crazy.
I was in a foul mood when I got to work, to say the least. And as I sat at my desk, quietly waiting for my frustration and fury to recede into a more pleasant demeanor, I couldn't help but admit I needed this weekend. Last weekend - the long weekend - was supposed to be my restorative weekend. The one where I got my house cleaned, my laundry done and took care of all things me. Unfortunately, I caught a hideous cold and spent the entire weekend in abject misery and returned to work on Tuesday more tired than before.
So, I have big plans for this weekend. And they all revolve around me. It may be selfish, but as my coworkers will attest, it's necessary.