After 11.5 days off, today it is back to work. It is an understatement to say that it was nice to be home. There were holiday activities and 'have-to' type things that encompassed several days. Then the days settled into an enjoyable rhythm.
Sewing quilt pieces and blocks together did not seem to be as frantic and stressful because time was available. Three Quilts of Valor tops were stitched together. A long-term knitting project was started. Recycling gained speed in the household.
If the paycheck weren't such a driving force, I could embrace staying at home and slipping back into the tempo of each day.