YAY! I'm glad my poke worked. And glad to know you are alive, if stressed out and tired. Sorry the job is kicking your butt. Here is hoping it gets better soon, and that maybe you find some time to pop around a bit more. :D
Something I've gotten really good at doing at my job - telling myself 3 or 4 times a day that I can only do what i can do, and its just job. In all frankness, it has led to my being a little less "successful" at work. My last review was not the stellar sort I'm used to. But, amazingly, its led to me being far less stressed and ultimately more happy. I mean, i still don't like my job, but at least i've managed to leave it there at night. I'm not advancing as fast as I was before, but at the end of the day, i've decided i don't really care. i make enough to have a nice life i like, so why do i need to keep busting my ass just so i can keep advancing and keep getting more stress added on? i know that philosophy doesn't work for many, but i thought i'd share it anyway.