This is the first year in 25 years that I have been off for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. And New Years. I was pretty much the proverbial Grinch at holiday time. The hospital was usually jammed, the surgery schedule packed, and we were typically short-staffed with employees out sick or on PTO. I was usually not very merry. Not this year!! I get all the fun and none of the headaches!! And people ask me if I miss working!! HA!!