my partner’s health took a turn for the worse, and i ended up taking him to the emergency room thanksgiving eve, three days before my “vacation at home” was to start. i’m glad i’d planned to take the time off anyway, and could easily spend my days with him at the hospital and then at the rehabilitation center he entered a week later.
it was a relief that i’d thoroughly purged my todo lists before this started, and didn’t have unresolved work on my mind during this time. i got a good bit of reading done while he was sleeping, and put in some time with music in the mornings and evenings. it’s been fairly easy to get back into the swing of work thanks to the pre-vacation preparation. by getting up early, i’ve been able to get my work done before heading over to be with him.
i’m glad i still have a lot of vacation time available; we’ll see what the coming months bring.