It wasn't quite a vacation. It wasn't even what I'd consider to be complete days off. But a couple days mostly away from keyboard, and worrying not so much about work is a good thing. I managed not to overdo the turkey too badly. Or the stuffing. Or the mashed potatoes. Or the roasted vegetables my grown-up self actually likes. Or the cheesecake. Or the wine. And I managed to continue my brief runs. And spend some time with the wife and kids and the rest of our family here.
All in all, a pretty successful holiday. But there are a few things worth thinking about.