The longing to feel close and connected to somebody makes me ache inside. I kind of want to cry. I survived the first 4 weeks of my new job... I get asked on a regular basis "how is it going" and my only honest response is "it's going..." But I am now off until Janurary 3rd, we got surprised today with an extra day off and we got to leave at noon today. So 4 days until Christmas, and 5 days until California. I can't believe I've been counting down for a month.