Frank said “somethings gotta give”…

I think it’s been fairly well documented that I’m busy. It may also have come up that I can’t say “no” to things – I get overbooked. Part of the ‘year of Jen’ was to work on this problem, but I’m not doing very well.

Work is – busy. People keep leaving and we can’t hire replacements fast enough (plus hiring takes time we don’t have, which is an irritating catch-22). It’s a busy time of year anyway and add to that a few poorly-timed projects (transition to PHP5 servers- still love ya, Jason) and I’m in the middle of a stress test.

Of course what do I do? I have a vacation planned! I leave Friday at 4:00pm for NYC. Unfortunately, the last person to leave was my only web back-up, which means my boss will be stuck calling inexperienced part-timers or application programmers in my absence- neither of whom want to do my job. I expect I may need to take care of a few things while I’m away.

So, treading water as fast as I can I’ve just managed to stay mostly ahead of the work needs. I have not done as well with other things, such as my master’s class. I was unable to finish my assignment that was due tonight. I don’t know if that means I need to drop the class or audit it or what. I just couldn’t get it all done. I’m going to see if I can catch up at all over spring break, and if not… well, if it’s work or school I have to take care of work. I hate to get two months into a class and bail though. Sigh.

I am going to do my damnedest to let all this go on Friday at 4pm. Check back and I’ll let you know how successful I am and how cold NYC was!