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On taking a Break, or The Benefits of Intentional Indolence

11 January 2009

Two days off the computer means two blog entries that didn’t happen, but I desperately needed to stay away from possible client emails or other interactions that would increase my stress level higher than it already is. Instead, I took my Shabbat without electronics, and just hung out like the old days again.
Friday night I had a couple good friends over for an all-night marathon game of Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight (if you haven’t played this game, it’s pretty intense. The rules are complicated enough to keep it interesting, and it’s got some really cool mechanisms in it.
Saturday I spent the day with my parents, sister, brother-in-law and kids to celebrate my Mom’s birthday (she’s only 54 – it gets weirder and weirder as I get older how much not older she is than me). We took a quick drive out to Point Reyes (unfortunately Cowgirl Creamery is closed for winter cleaning, and we couldn’t visit the cheese bar), then ended up coming home and having grilled ribeyes for dinner.
Today I helped transfer mead for a beekeeper’s club I did a demo for a few months back, and then we went to the synagogue for Sunday school. I finished the day up with a game of Heroscape with Eli, and now I’m trying to consider doing work while watching all the Chuck episodes for a second time (I’ve got a serious crush on Yvonne Strahovski a.k.a. Sarah Walker).
Feeling still a bit overwhelmed at work – lots to do in a few weeks. I’ll keep you updated.

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