I don't do this often--most of the time I don't have time--but here I am at work, blogging away. I have 50 minutes left before I leave. I'm leaving early for a trip to Virginia to visit friends. I feel only slightly guilty.
When I return, I hope to be refreshed and ready to get down to some good work, including re-adding writing and exercise to my routine. I'm planning to shift to the morning hours for that. The evening is not working out. Basically, I'm collapsing in a heap at the end of the day.
Here's a weird tidbit about work blogging. I used to have a work blog, but we decided to switch blog software and that's been down for a month now. I find myself at sea as a result. Normally, when I find myself a little bored or without a particular project to work on, I'll write a work-related blog post, but I can't do that. It's weird but I find blogging on work-related topics useful in thinking about issues related to my job and in getting information out to my constituents. And if anything, this is the main job responsibility I have, to think about/work on technology and education issues, but ironically, I feel guilty blogging when that is the best way I've found to work on that particular responsibility. And now here I am thinking all that through--out loud as it were. Hard to believe I get paid for this. And hard to believe I feel guilty for that.