As noted previously, I've had little time over the past two plus weeks (since the economic shit hit the reality fan around here) for just "being" as I've had to crank out so much "doing" between planning that trip, plowing through 10 states in 8 days, dealing with tornado-based travel chaos on the back end, and then (with an hour to spare) snapping right into "convention immersion" mode. Even under good circumstances I'd be, understandably, exhausted, but I have had no chance to get in any "emotional sorting-out" over this period, which is leaving me rather a wreck today.
Of course, I have MANY things to get caught up on, having indicated to various folks while on the road that I'd be "back at my desk" today (plus three books I read while gone that need reviewing, and having to get the photos off the camera and organized, etc.), but all I want to do is to crawl into some hole and whimper. Unfortunately, I had so much "new stuff" get pumped into my brain over the weekend at the SLCC, that my head's wanting to start following up on more web research on that stuff, and it woke me up crack of dawn this morning. (sigh)
Not a good place ... not a happy space. Plus somebody else won the damn PowerBall prize (I'd picked up a ticket at the Denver airport on our way out)!