Didn't Mean To Be Away So Long

It amazes me how quickly time is passing.  It is mid-February already.  I guess part of the reason time is passing by is that I've seem to have done nothing but work.  It has been absolutely crazy lately and it is making my very cranky.  The company I work for hired a new CIO in December.  This woman is completely restructuring my department.  Two managers were 'encouraged to pursue other opportunities'.  She has totally flattened the organization and now there are literally dozens of teams focused on the type of system they support.  My team is crazy busy trying to fix the issues with the new ERP system we released (prematurely) last fall.  We have been told that we have to work 11 hour days.   We have to choose one of the following shifts:  7am-6pm, 8am-7pm, or 9am-8pm.  I'm a morning person, and since I have a family at home, I prefer the earliest shift.  However, I also go to a trainer at 6am two days a week, which I refuse to give up.  That means on Tuesdays and Thursdays I work until at least 8pm and then I'm back in the office at 7am on Wednesdays and Fridays.  It is exhausting.  No one will tell us how long this schedule is going to be required.  I know I won't be able to keep it up much longer.  I'm finding it very hard to keep a civil tongue by the end of the week.  The filter disappears when I'm exhausted.

All this means that there has been no progress on anything knitting related.  That really bums me out.  I did fall prey to the enticement of the silk hankies that the Yarn Harlot had on her blog a while ago.  I ordered a couple.  I'm still waiting for them to arrive.

Today is a beautiful day outside.  It has been a very long time since I've taken a walk outside, so I'm going to do that.  I also plan to make my family a nice meal tonight.  I'm trying some new recipes.  Tonight's menu has a Greek theme:  pastitsio, pita bread, hummus, and Greek salad.  (Guess what my 'go to' website is for recipes.  ;)  )  Enjoy your day!