Well, it's Christmas eve, and tomorrow is Christmas Day, with all that entails. I have to fly out tomorrow afternoon for work, sadly, which casts something of a pall over things, but I'm determined to enjoy the time I have.
... that's sort of been my theme this vacation. It felt hurried. I'm not going back to work rested, things were just too busy and hectic to make that possible. I got a lot of things done that were necessary, though, especially in the days I was up north, although that tends to preoccupy me now, and there's more legwork than I had expected after the fact, but that's OK.
The crowning glory has been my time with my family, and that's saved me in what has been a somewhat stressful holiday season. It's been wonderful to have them with me again, and I'd have been ready to stick my head in an oven if it wasn't for them. In the 9 days I had at my house, we put in a LOT of quality time, and so I'll be going back to work if not rested, than at least fortified and ready to work.
The timing, though, jeez. My first Christmas off in 3 years, and I have to bug out after lunch. Grrrr. Career choices again. Well, so be it.
I got a whole bunch of work done on my little boat while my wife and kid were at school, too. It really came along well. Pictures to follow in a few days.