I can tell when this time has gotten overdue by a certain irritability that emerges. While my work challenges me and I think I remain attentive to patient care's difficulties, I often just want to get through what I am doing and move along to something else. I come home exhausted, I arrive at work less exhausted and even a two day weekend fails to restore me by Monday. Moreover, by December I look back at my semi-annual projects and see that most will not reach completion.
So I am now down to 1.5 office sessions until vacation. I will wear a tie today and for shabbos morning. Need to wrap gifts tonight: Hanukkah for family, token for office staff. Finish warm water wash tonight, setting aside what I might like to take with me as I remove it from the drier. Finish my relicensure requirements before shabbos. Then on vacation.