I'm starting to think the reason we need to vacation is to recover from all the time spent preparing for the vacation!
Don't get me wrong - the prospect of some time away from the regular routine is something to look forward to, but as I prepare for two weeks away from work, I'm realizing that it's stressing me out! The list seems to get longer every day - make sure my To Your Health stories are done; finish preps for the Heart Gala; clean my desk; make sure the save reels are caught up; clear out the edit bay memory; etc., etc. Then there are the things at home - clean the house (my father-in-law will be there while I'm gone - he can't know how messy I am!); do the laundry; lay out clothing and see what we might need new; make sure the frig is cleaned out; get the dogs ready for their babysitter; etc. etc.
Any tricks of the trade you have for getting organized for a vacation? Of course, it'll all be worth it the moment I take my first breath of tropical air! And I'll look forward to returning - and the vacation I'll need to recover from the vacation!