Returning to work after vacation is always painful. Of course, working from home softens the blow (it's difficult to complain about "returning to the salt mines" when I can do it in my PJs), but it also tends to prolong the transition (like gingerly tugging at a large Band-Aid instead of just ripping it off) because it provides the perfect environment for post-vacation procrastination activities. You know, like blogging . . .