First day in the office for over a week, and my personal black cloud was nowhere to be seen. No compressed hours, no crushing deadlines, no staff, no disheartening management meetings today. A little bit of praise, a little bit of progress, Indian snacks from a colleague. A view through the fog. I can’t remember if my feelings towards work were this volatile before I became a working mum (working dads unite…where are the working dad groups?). But today was mainly work, and today was good. Yesterday was mainly family, and yesterday was good.