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Friday open thread: working myself tired

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Life gets busy sometimes, for all of us. Whether it’s work, school, family, a combination of all of the above, or even if it’s something you can’t really put your finger on, sometimes, you’re just tired. Like I am today!

My work has been insanely busy for the last, well, two years, but for me the last few months. For the IT nerds in the audience, we’re currently...checks calendar...eleven business days away from going live with our Workday implementation, which is replacing SAP for our HCM, finance, and training/certification information and processes. So yeah, it’s a lot.

I’m the security administrator for Workday, so my piece hasn’t been all-consuming for two years like a lot of people’s on the project has been, but it’s still a pretty intense push, particularly as we get down into single digit days.

Combine that with a few weekends of no downtime - all fun stuff, but still a lot of stuff - and today, I finally hit what if I were a runner I would call the wall and brag about. Instead, all I want to do is curl up and take a nap. Fortunately - which isn’t really the right word, but still - the lovely mrs. pdb is just as busy or more so at her work right now, so it’s not like one of us is bursting with life and the other isn’t, which makes coming home and collapsing on the couch a lot easier, since we’re both doing it.

It’s got an end, though - by the end of the year, for both of us, things should be getting back to normal. That’s what’s keeping me moving right now - the end of all this work madness is in sight. Fortunately, I have no real plans this weekend until Sunday night, when I’m going to see one of my favorite bands, and between Friday after work and then, it’s going to be lots of sitting around doing nothing, and I can’t wait. I just need some stillness, even for a couple days.

What about you? Have you ever done a project so big that it takes up all your time and energy, so much so that before you know it you just feel...done? Whether it was school, work, a house renovation, a big move, or whatever else - tell us your story of working your butt off, and how it ended up.

And, since I have no plans this weekend to tell you about, why don’t you tell us about yours? Talk about what kinds of awesome stuff you’re getting up to, other than all things Arsenal that is.