Yeah, I haven't been to work in 3 weeks and don't go back until the end of July. It's fairly awesome. I think I don't want to go back. It's beautiful to wake up whenever, hang out with the baby, do stuff around the house, work on the new book. And that's it. I've only put gas in my car once since I went on leave. It turns out you can get so much done that you actually care about, and without much stress, when you don't have a day job and a commute sucking away all your time like some sort of time-sucking vampire who sucks away your time.
So, while I realized it was awful to lose so much time every day, I had no idea how really excellent life would be without that daily slog. Take all the leave, vacation and PTO you can from work. That's my advice.