Denial "No, there's no way it's already time to leave - someone please check the calendar, it must be broken or something... " Anger watching the folks arriving at the airport as you are leaving: "what the hell are you all smiling for??!!!!" Bargaining "well if I eat Top Ramen and put off paying the mortgage I think I can swing another trip in 2 weeks! Kids? what kids??? oh, thoooose kids, yeah well they can eat Top Ramen also!" Depression "I haven't been to my Happy Place in 4 months, let me sleep another 9 hours.... close the shades..." Acceptance "Two weeks until VEGAS!!!!!!! WOOOO!!! HOOOOO!!! Let's pack!!!!!!!!!" Happy to say I'm about to enter the acceptance stage!