And on the upside I used less vacation days than I planned on using, and spent an extra day away! I'm not really sure how that happened, but I'm really glad I'll have a few extra days to use this next year!
Because of the holiday madness, I've resolved not to travel and do three crazy holiday celebrations more than every three or four years. It's too expensive and hectic. It was a lot of fun though. It just makes me tired... and a little grumpy. I'm ready for just quiet normal life to happen again.