November 25, 2013. This was the day I returned to a photo lab job. I'm also still doing a full-time kitchen job. A week later I would realize that in returning to "my field," I threw myself into a retail environment heading into Christmas season. Last year was my twentieth Christmas in a row, and at least the eighth that I said "not next Christmas!" The rough patches have been really brief, though, and I'm still there with Christmas just a couple of days away.