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The Sunday Salon: Where I try to bore you talking mostly about work


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Does anyone ever get Sunday blues? I'm sure many of you may have the Monday blues but Sunday blues? There's one thing I don't like about Sunday at all - and that's the fact that it comes before Monday. Just the knowledge that the weekend is ending can make the mood around me feel very somber on a Sunday morning. It is a lot better now - I actually love going to work nowadays after how my career direction changed more than a year ago. But there used to be a time when I brooded at home from Sunday AM already dreading the return to school or work the next day. Still, even now, it's no fun thinking I can't stay in my pajamas one more day.

Speaking of work, I was thrilled to learn that we will be enjoying summer hours again this year. It's my third year doing it and even though it can be hellish working 10 hours a day, it feels all worth it when Friday rolls around and there's a long three-day weekend ahead of me. I hope the husband and I make some good plans over the weekends during the next two months.

The past week was very busy at work as usual. (What's wrong with me - third paragraph of this post and I'm still talking about work.) Our BIG deadline is coming up in less than two months and it feels like there is still so much to do. There seems to be every indication that I may end up doing overtime, although management is trying hard to see if that can be avoided.

I ended up temporarily putting down two books this week (Appointment in Samarra and The Travel Auction) - both good books but not fast moving enough. I really want something that reads blazing fast without being a boring literature. Part of me is thinking Dan Brown's Inferno would fit the bill perfectly but it already has 48 holds at one library and 38 at another. I need something right now and I don't fancy the idea of buying the book. I have four books on my NetGalley account that I need to read. There were a lot more actually at one point but because I'm so bad with reading ebooks that they got archived before I could download them. Part of the reason is how much work it is to move an ebook to my first gen nook and maybe that's fodder for a whole different post. For now, these are what I have - Stonewall, Transatlantic, The Boy Who Could See Demons and Anonymous Sources. Have you read any? Do you think one of these could get me out of the rut I seem to have gotten into.

Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
I think there's something about the heat of summer that requires a fast paced read. I'm glad to see work is going well for you.
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
I get Sunday blues too. I am a teacher and the feeling isn't too different from the back to school blues I used to get as a child!
Lisa Sheppard said…
I can't get my NetGalley downloads to open on my brand-new Nook - seems I have to download something on my computer, then move them to the Nook but that feels a little ridiculous. Hope you find the book that gets you going!
Gwen said…
I can relate to the Sunday Blues, not lately, but do remember them:)

I was helping someone with NetGalley the other day and saw that when using a Nook you have to download the titles to Adobe Digital Editions first than move them over. What a pain.
Helen Murdoch said…
10 hour days sound like a total nightmare, but a three day weekend is fantastic! I haven't read any of those books so I can't help you make your reading decision, sorry!
Ti Reed said…
My work situation has not been ideal for over a year now. I applied for another job but haven't heard a thing. They move slowly at the state level, that's for sure.


I am okay with work as long as I have a relaxing weekend. If there is stress or too many errands that I don't feel fully prepared to face the week. Last night, at around 4pm I was losing it but after finally getting to sit down, eat a decent meal and watch a silly movie, I felt better.


Of course, my nitwit co-worker called in sick. Does nearly EVERY Monday. It irks me but I'd rather her not be here is all she is going to do is pout, which she does all the time.
Diane D said…
I had a job about 15 years ago that made me get all depressed on Sunday am in anticipation of having to face another week the following day -- no long true but not a good feeling.
Enjoy your summer hours -- sounds great.

Hope to read the Inferno as well.
Athira / Aths said…
I think that's it. It's hard to sit in one place during summer.
Athira / Aths said…
Yeah, it's always the same I guess, no matter what phase of life one is in.
Athira / Aths said…
Yeah, you need Adobe Digital Editions and go through some painful means to get a NetGalley book into the Nook. I wish it was easier to move DRM books into Nook. This is so painful.
Athira / Aths said…
Yeah, it's quite a painful task to move DRM books into Nook. I think I'll just send the books to my Kindle account and read on my iPad. Not worth the hassle.
Athira / Aths said…
Yeah, it's really hard to work 10 hours, not least because it can be tiring but rather stretching your schedule a bit in both directions is a little hard.
Athira / Aths said…
I hope you hear back on that job you applied. I love my job but I guess I still get lazy on Mondays. It's just the inertia, I guess.
Athira / Aths said…
Summer should be fun with a three day weekend. I can't wait to start.

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