The phrase "head hangy" is one Kathy made up, and is essentially an unpleasant task, hanging over your head (hence the name) that colors your entire mood -- often, without you even realizing it. You know the type. You are cranky for days, sometimes weeks, and then you give the presentation, confront the family member, make the doctor's appointment, do your taxes, whatever, and suddenly, you are light and free and fun to be around again.
I have had so many head hangies over the last two weeks that I've been snappish, cranky, and stressed. Anxious and sleep deprived. All manner of lovely things that make the mornings go really smoothly at our house (haha). Finally, I realized how many head-hangies I had, and started diligently trying to get some of them off my head. I also made a concerted effort to drink coffee before speaking, which also helps immeasurably.
Just when I finally managed to clear all the head hangies, I was informed that I have due diligence over the next ten to fourteen days -- which includes this weekend and Memorial Day weekend -- except that I have no idea when the documents will be provided. It could be any time today, any time over the weekend, or any time on Monday. (For you non-lawyer types, due diligence involves massive piles of documents provided by the other side, all of which must be read by a lawyer to make sure that the client will still want whatever transaction to go forward. It is often mind-numbing, but you can't actually allow your mind to go numb, or you will probably miss something crucial. If you are really lucky, you get to summarize everything you read in a 200 page memo.)