There's a great article in this month's Esquire that seems appropriate to some of the things I feel myself going through. Stephen Marche basically claims that modern American work culture has evolved such that we work more so we can... work more. That innovation leads to more free time, free time we can use to... have less free time.
Anyways, Marche says it much better than I can.
Oh, and it's been raining down here nearly non-stop since Friday night. Very dreary. It's not helping.