Sitting back, putting your feet up, maybe having a relaxing beverage by firelight, that's what holidays are supposed to be, right? But how often does it actually work out that way?

Like a lot of people, I'm taking vacation this week. But also like a lot of people, there won't be much relaxing going on. My week is filled with appointments, travel, holiday dinners, more travel, gift wrapping, and oh yeah, did I mention travel?

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't want to. Obviously the point is to spend time with loved ones and celebrate the season together. But now that I think about it, maybe next year I'll make everyone come to me instead.

How's your holiday schedule looking, lots of relaxation or lots of stress?