It may say Wednesday on your calendar but for me, today starts the weekend. According to the fine folks in our HR department, I don’t take enough vacations (this survey shows I’m not alone). So, I have to take some vacation days before the end of June or I lose them. What better way to do that than to stick a couple of them next to a three-day weekend?

I won’t be going anywhere but I certainly have plenty of things to do that have no relation to work. Like cleaning the house and chopping down all that green stuff growing in the yard. But I also plan to see a couple of movies and catch up on some personal projects. All in all, not a bad way to spend some forced time off.