There is a downside to working for yourself: there are far fewer vacation days. When you have an employer, you know you can pretty much take your allotted days off with impunity (or at the very least, feel righteously indignant if you can't), but when your employer is yourself, it can be a lot tougher (particularly if it means that you're not going to get paid if you don't get your work done). And so, it can be tricky to get "time off" for the holidays.
I am nothing if not a hardass boss, apparently.
Luckily, I have an understanding family, and while they drove south to check out Galveston beach yesterday, I stole away to my favourite coffeeshop to get some work done. For the most part, I was successful -- I made my deadline, and even managed to get a shot of my keys for NaBloPoMo purposes.
And it looks like I'll even get to take Thanksgiving Day off.