A couple of days ago (Christmas eve) I told someone, "We're not having class today. We're taking a vacation this week." They responded in only half-feigned surprise, "A vacation!? From aikido!? How could you!?"
The answer is simple. It's aiki that I am addicted to. It has permeated much of what I do and I can't seem to stop doing aiki. But aiki-do is another matter. It's pretty easy to cancel the actual classes for a week or so, especially to be around family and get some rest.
We'll be getting cranked back up next Monday. See y'all there for some aiki and some aikido!