so, i finally made it in to work this morning (i set the alarm at 7:30, and when it went off, i came to the realization that i'd actually slept well. so i turned it off and went back to sleep for awhile longer. :) ) i added up my hours, counting in this morning, for the pay period, added in my holiday pay for Christmas day, and blinked at the number. if i work a long day tommorow and get in at a reasonable time Thursday and work until it's time for LOTR, then i won't have to work friday night like i'd been planning. or saturday morning. or christmas eve or day.