Getting back in the swing of things

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Why is it so hard to get back in the swing of things after a vacation?

I am back following a two-week vacation in which I did very little.

I watched TV.

I helped a neighbor put up a privacy fence.

I ate too much.

I did some yard work.

I sent my wife to her job every day.

In other words I re-charged my very depleted batteries.

I came back on Monday and felt as if I was in a foreign place.

Two weeks goes by quickly, but it seems like an eternity away from the newsroom.

I have to come up with a way to overcome this sensation because I'm taking another two weeks off in August. Don't you feel sorry for me?

DeWayne Bartels is news editor of the Woodford Times.