Well, mostly it was due to totally winding down at Christmas and vegetating, something I do when I run out of steam, which I had done by the end of November, not helped by a particularly high blood-sugar reading (related to my diabetes). I've spent the last 3-4 weeks on new medication and it's only finally settling down.
When my blood-sugar reading is high it not only is very bad for a wide variety of physiological reasons, but it also leaves me listless, un-energetic and totally demotivated. It leaves me procrastinating over things and just not doing things because it just feels a great effort when it isn't really - it can lead to depression also, so it took some effort to drag myself into the various blood tests, consultancies, retinal scans and new medication.
Fortunately I'm the other side of that now and starting to feel a lot more like the old self, which depending on which self you know, is either a good thing or a bad thing :)
December was a pretty busy month, we finally saw the release of Alien Breed on XBLA (to come on PC, PS3) and this got to No.2 in the XBLA charts, kept out only by Worms Armageddon, which was Xmas No.1. We also had our Team17 party and I don't recall too much.
Christmas at home was nice and quiet, with the weather crippling any plans to visit Speyside and our friends up there, we just didn't wish to risk the lengthy travel on hazardous roads.
Other than a night with Bry & Gordon in the land that time forgot (The Leopard pub in Doncaster) and an unbelievable afternoon in The Poplar (Altofts) to witness Leeds beating Man U in the FA Cup, I had a very light christmas booze intake - and didn't even buy any cans in.
The weather/Ice-Age in the UK has put a dent on the restart back in the office, but am hopefully that will be over soon and we can get our teeth into things once more. I'm also looking ahead to the now annual trip to Galway at the month end with a bunch of mates for birthday booze-up. After that I'm away to San Francisco & Seattle again.