2010 has been a very busy, yet brutal, year. I have used more vacation hours this year than any of my previous years of employment. By leveraging the Thanksgiving weekend, I am able to have nine contiguous days of rest from work at the cost of three vacation days. As is the case for sleep, having a nice contiguous amount of time for a vacation is more fulfilling than interrupted short bursts of rest. I am relaxed, and I am feeling pretty good.