va·ca·tion [vey-key-shuhn] –noun
1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
3. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.
4. an act or instance of vacating. –verb (used without object)
5. to take or have a vacation: to vacation in the Caribbean.
[Origin: 1350–1400; < L vacātiōn- (s. of vacātiō freedom from something
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I will be on vacation next week from work but if you count the total days it's 9 full days of fun from Saturday to Sunday. I plan to knit, spin and putter around the house. Maybe a BBQ and a trip to the zoo somewhere in there too, but not much else.