The holidays were good, low stress and perfectly enjoyable. Much baking and cooking and eating and hanging around with family occurred, and then it was over. I celebrated the XMas afternoon by raking leaves.

I had to reboot my computer because it was locked up the morning of the 24th, and I didn’t even bother to start up my email client until after the family had left on the 25th. I can’t remember the last time I spent 30 hours actually at home but not checking email or RSS feeds or anything. It had a refreshing quality, but by the evening I was ready to plug back in.

And now I’m back at work. By having XMas eve and day over the weekend makes it the lowest impact possible on a contractor’s work week.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

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