Then, seemingly out of nowhere, came a flurry of work. 150 pages here, 170 there, 500 there. All of it is coming through sequentially though, so we get to a point where we've caught up with the piece of work there is to do and a short time later, the next one is ready to work on. The effect is that I get into a groove working on a job and discover that it's done. So I relax and poke around on the 'net only to discover that there's something else to do.
It's distinctly odd but at least it's not boring.