Usually, I hibernate during the holidays, and use them as an excuse to unplug, not talk to anyone, and pretend that I’m busy.
I used to decline one christmas invitation after another, pleading “my social calendar for this holiday season is nuts!” when, in fact, I planned to spend the holiday at home in my bathrobe, drinking hot cider with cinammon whiskey in it, playing Skyrim. If I did it right, everyone assumed I was busy with everyone else, and nobody figured out the truth. Bah, humbug!
This year I’ll be taking some downtime, staying away from the internet, and experimenting with cooking scallop har gow dumplings from scratch, repairing my gaming computer (which suffered a random Windows-10 gratuitous existence failure that required me to reset the operating system and lose the entire system software configuration) and I’ll probably get stuck into Fallout 4, which I somehow overlooked playing in the last few years.
Since my forge is down for the duration, I can’t go make something – and I really don’t feel like it, since everything is cold and wet. I’m just going to take the rest of the week off, unless there’s a cyber-disaster or something that particularly requires comment.
Until then, I wish you all the best. Merry feast of the pig!