I put my shop in vacation mode from October 14 to November 14, 2012 (there wasn't that much in it anyway) because I'll be going to Stanford University Palo Alto as part of a fellowship... I'm super nervous but excited too! I'll be there for two weeks and participating in a special set of classes with my fellowship cohort, some of whom are coming from New Zealand and Alaska (but most of us are from Hawaii).
After that I'll be going to Turkey for a vacation... I'm super excited :)