As a side project / gift for my SO's parents, I'm lasercutting a Scrabble board made out of birch, bamboo and dark green acryl. Created a test file to see how my margins are, which font sizes to use and how the engraving looks on these materials and whether the image in my head is what I can create.
It's 10:30pm here and I just sent the order for my files to be cut. My SO remarked "you definitely have the energy for side projects again huh" and she's right. Work is now 70% dicking around professionally, exploring some paths without anyone asking for it but with appreciative 'good idea, veen' responses all around. I don't think it's gonna stick, but I do want to keep that energy going.