I'm able to take it slower at work now, between Thanksgiving and Christmas is our busiest time and now that that's passed it's a lot easier. I plan on taking some time off and getting back into a regular routine.
We've had a four legged visitor this Christmas - a friend from the flyball team's dog, Indy. She's a lovely (and VERY well trained) border collie. It's been really nice to have a change of pace and a dog I can bring to work with me. And a dog that will listen to me all the time, not just some of the time. My dogs get along very well with her, and they've even played a bit together. Indy is very pretty, which gave me an excuse to get out my camera.
We had a nice Christmas, Jeff and I celebrated together on Christmas eve and then spent Christmas day at his folk's house. I'm looking forward to a visit from my parents next week.
I think the amount of hours I have been working has caused my recovery to backslide a bit. My plan from here is to take it slow and establish a healthy balance of work, rest, and exercise. Trying to stay positive.