Usually winter is the slow time of year for me. I don't work as many hours, I get extra projects done, more sleep, all sorts of a nice slow time. Not so much this year. Combine the purchase of my house, with being short staffed in my department, way more snow than normal, and working for a company that is growing by leaps and bounds despite a looming recession and there is no such things as extra time. I find it very interesting at work that we are all looking forward to Spring and wishing it would just speed up and get here. In fact one of my employees has a countdown posted. Spring is supposed to be the dreaded time of year for us. We are crazy busy and don't even have time to breath, but this year; it can't come soon enough!