It was a Thanksgiving miracle. I finished all my work by Wednesday afternoon -- well all the work that had to be done. I was able to kick back and enjoy the holiday weekend. I was able to start on Christmas cards, visit friends, start the first of the many cleaning and uncluttering projects I have, read a book, catch up on email, all without thinking "Oh I need to be working on XXX."
Back to the deadlines and work this week. But not too many deadlines to deal with so far in December -- although I do get hit with four the first week of January, plus LASIK on the 15th of that month. But it's not crazy busy that I can't do some serious marketing and take some afternoons to do Christmas shopping when the stores are less busy.