Friday, February 26, 2010

Easing back into my routine

Yesterday was my first day back at work after my ten days holiday.

For ten days, I did not even take a little peek at my email. Usually towards last few days of a holiday, I sometimes log into my work email just get myself mentally prepared for the barrage of emails that awaits me upon my return.

I really did intend to check in, but on Day 8 of my break, after I had pulled up the remote access login page to my work email, my mind literally went blank as I paused to remember my email password.

This must be a sign of a good holiday… I was so completely immersed in it that I could even forget something so essential to my daily work routine. Sigh.

I thought that I would have to go through the whole rigmarole of reporting the issue to IT and resetting my password and all… but as I plonked down in front of my desk and loaded up the login screen on my desktop, the epiphany came just like that!

I smiled, keyed in the nine magical characters, and grinned in glee when the machine’s acceptance was bestowed.

So that was my first non-drama at my first day back at work.

Other nice things that greeted me at my desk…

A gift hamper from a client – in appreciation of half killing myself rushing out a report right up to the last moment before I went on leave. Contents of the hamper include Lindt chocolates and Chandon Brut sparkling wine.

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Home cooked soup for lunch by hubby – hubby’s survival strategy for the entire period I was away was to cook up a massive pot of soup at the start of the week, and live on it for the next 3-4 days. It was such a massive batch, there was still plenty left for me as well when I got back. How nice… at least I don’t need to plunge straight back into the whole cooking routine immediately.

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It is nice to have little things like this to help me ease back gently into my routine.

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