Most of my posts over the past few weeks have been complaining about work. Sorry about that, it just seems like that's all I've been doing lately. Working, and complaining about it.
But no more! The consul came back on Thursday and I gratefully handed back the consular reins and went back to pol/econ, where I found myself completely unable to accomplish anything. After a frantic week and a half I was exhausted, but there's still more to do, so I prescribed myself a weekend of intensive nothing-doing. I ate. I slept. I cooked. I read. I wasted time on the internet. I watched TV. I played Wii. I spoiled the cat. Yes, I also went to the gym, did some tax research, added a new page to the blog, and did some ironing, but mostly I stayed true to the original dolce far niente intent.
And I think it worked. I feel refreshed and perky and ready to get back in the swing of things. Here's hoping that feeling keeps going on Monday morning.