After the madness of the past few weeks (months? years?) i have a few days off, well kind of, i'm just going to a meeting now and one this evening which i set before trying to take the remainder of my annual leave this week. Anyway, a lazy monday, with wife and children away at the seaside followed by yesterday and today looking after the little ones with Jo at work has seen a sudden return of my 'not feeling quite so frazzled' vibe. I have loved just playing with the kids, laughing a lot and relaxing in the evenings. It's also given me a chance to read some enjoyable books (still getting through Alistair Cooke's Letter from America collection and have started Terry Pratchett's excellent Thud) and watch some TV (NCIS is a favourite at the moment, like CSI without all that faffing about in the labs and more chases!) I've also tried to rationalise my MP3 collection - having burnt gazillions of my cds onto disk for easy accesss i never really catalogued any or put them in any order.
Alongside this, time to think rather than spend most of my days 'doing' - wonderful.