Just a quickie... went back to work after a week off. Always get jumpy and nervous beforehand - what's happened, gone wrong? I always try to delay logging on to the screen of unread emails and today, somewhat fortunately, I had a 10am meeting in Headquarters with my Manager. Perfect excuse.
I arrived a few minutes early and just as I was walking in my phone bleep saying I had a message. Tempting as it was to answer, I let it go to voicemail. Adrian was a little tied up, seeing the HR Manager about the latest round of staff cuts, so the question was whether I would mind waiting a little.
"Fine, no problem" I said "Gives me a chance to deal with some emails"
Why did I say that, the last thing I wanted to do.
Meeting was pleasant, drove back to my office. Went into town to get my Mother-in-Law's watch from the watchmaker, as it was being repaired. "Closed on Thursday" said the sign. How quaint. How annoying.
After a little more procrastination and a few more excuses, I logged on for a proper look at the 284 emails. Quite a few could be deleted straight away; daily arrests who's who, car park, central heating pump. A few could be read and replied instantly, plenty of others will have to wait.
So not too bad. Phew. Training event tomorrow.
Came home. After dinner we all watched a recording of World's Strictest Parents. Becky likes having strict parents, Hannah understands why she only has Chocolate spread on a Sunday.