I've been going through this for the last week or so. This happens every time I go out of town. I come back to a pile of stuff on my desk at Wolff, a deadline for On The Edge and a bucket load of blades and scissors from my mail order sharpening business. Sometimes I just want to throw up my hands and say something has to go! But after I mope around for a day, I hitch up my pants and get to work. It's never as bad as it seems by the way!
While thinking about this, I came across this article that will help any small business person through times like this. Take a look at it and put it in your favorites. Refer back to it when you get down or it seems like you have a pile to big to get through.