So, as expected, I got my vacation approved. I have November 24, 25, and 26 off, giving me 9 days off. And I have December 29, 30, and 31 off, giving me (if we do indeed get the day after New Year off), 11 days off. My mom is going to be around in December, so I imagine I'll be spending a fair amount of that time with her. I think my November vacation will be a lot of sitting around the house, maybe actually getting some cleaning and some writing done, but we'll see.
And maybe I can use my November vacation to get back into the routine of going to bed early and getting up early. I didn't end up rolling out of bed until 9 this morning, in part due to how late I got to bed, and in part due to how much my stomach hated me for what I ate yesterday. Mmmmmmmm.