It was supposed to be. Unfortunately Mercy Hospital does not afford me real coverage so except for a brief time under anesthesia this morning my beeper has remained live even if I could not be physically present. My nurse practitioner got more than she bargained for trying to cover the hospital. I definitely need a real vacation and there can be no compromise on this. As is I do not really get time off, only postponement of the tasks. But those few minutes of propofol and what was probably forgetable extacy was most welcome.