Well by "work instead vacation" I mean telecommuting instead of vacation. I was exhausted from my long day the day before. I was productive. It felt like bonus days.
Does your job allow you to telecommute? Do you take excessive pictures of your pets when you are home?
I did mow after work. I didn't have to mow the night before because of my lack of vacation. It was so weird to be home though. I felt like all my time at home was bonus so I felt more accomplished when I got something done instead of feeling lazy not getting everything done.