Work itself was surreal. Getting up to speed with changes, sorting out my workspace and trawling through the 5000 odd emails (!) consumed most of my time. And after only two days, it felt like I had never left. I do love the company I work for, the people make it all the more special and I could not have felt more welcome upon my return. I feel the next couple of months will be about fine tuning. The drop off's. The pick up's. The hours in the day and making the most of them, in order to feel like I am contributing the best of myself to my role. All I can do is try.
It was my beautiful Mama's birthday yesterday and of course, I didn't get to see her, due to being at work. So today, the boys and I spent quality time with her at home, playing, singing and feeding the tamest of tame birds. My parents have a plethora of birdlife in their garden and they know when they visit, they always receive the good stuff. Magpies, lorikeets, kookaburras, butcher birds, crested doves, the list goes on. Feeding them, provided some much needed moments of calm with the boys. It could be a coincidence, but I have a feeling the two days of care have caught up with us all. I'm looking forward to the downtime with my boys, until work next week.