In about an hour, I start a 4 day weekend. I am not doing any work. I'm not going to log in and catch up on anything, I'm not going to check my mail, I'm going home, cracking open a bottle of wine, and not sobering up until Monday. Because I deserve the time off.
One of the things about this job I have, which is different from previous jobs, is that this job requires me to be smart. Other jobs I've had required me to be methodical, and often rewarded me for being smart, but didn't really REQUIRE it. Being a DBA really does require me to be thinking, constantly, both on solutions and on refinements to those solutions, to get the most work done in the shortest amount of time with the least impact to the systems in place. It's incredibly draining, and I am ready to not be doing it for a while.
So, four days off, then two days of work, and then ten days of vacation where I go see my son. I'm very, very ready for this time off.
I think I will play some Rock Band, and maybe watch some bad movies, but mostly I'm betting I spend a lot of time sleeping and drinking. Not necessarily in that order...