One of the nicest parts about my job (other than the obvious working from home part) is that I get time off here and there throughout the year. This past Christmas break was very, very well received. Life has been so stressful lately that not worrying about work was ideal. I even lucked out and ended up with shorter running courses this semester so I didn't go back to work this past week like I usually do. Typically I spend all of January prepping my courses for the upcoming semester.
This year I just let it go. I focused on the girls and myself and my family. But now I am playing catch up. My classes begin in a week and a half and I have to finish in that amount of time what I usually do in a month. The usual me would be stressed out but in the wake of dealing with all the stresses that have sideswiped us of late I am not sweating it... for now at least. :D
If you need me I will be tucked in front of my laptop.