The 11 days prior to yesterday were basically great. Christmas was beautiful and fun and full of friends and family. The New Year was celebrated successfully and enjoyably. The non-holiday days of the rest of my vacation were restful and joyful and boy-full. We ate at restaurants far too much. We drank rather a lot at times. We played Rockband for the first time, and it is as fun as people say it is, which I didn't actually expect. We took the most relaxed brewery tour I've yet experienced. I played a lot of Mass Effect and The Sims 2, and watched several episodes of Planet Earth and Monty Python. I spent time with some of my favorite dogs.
I'm not pleased to be back at work, but I'm not full of despair.