I have, hidden in the dephts of a tab in my iGoogle homepage, two counters. One counts down to the next day off from work (yes, they're that few and far between!) and the other counts for vacations. December was truly an odd month for me, and so was January. Extremely busy and full of unusual tasks. Both months are done and gone, so I can resume to my normal tasks. I glanced over my vacation counter and I see a 68. 68 days before my next already-planned vacation. Last time I saw it, it was on 112. I am panicked a bit. Very little is planned for this vacation. To make matters worse, there is even less planned for a spur-of-the-moment vacation that will take place two weeks prior. I can tell you about vacation #1 (unplanned), and save #2 for later.
Vacation #1 is scheduled to be at some point during the 4th or 5th week of March. That's when my half brother goes on spring break from school, and I want to take him to NY. Since he's never been there and he’s about 2,820mi from home. I'll book us a room in NY or close to it and we will wander for the weekend. Trying to keep this as affordable as possible, so we'll mostly be doing sight seeing and lots of walking.