Nine days off work means:
-Not having to shower on a daily basis.
-Not having to answer stupid work emails on a daily basis.
-Not having to answer stupid work phone calls on a daily basis.
-Watching the Olympics on a daily basis, religiously, though you've never watched them before.
-Not having the money to travel on a daily basis.
-Reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and wondering why A) You didn't think of that and B) More bad stuff doesn't happen to you so you can write about it and profit from it, sitting back, hands behind your head, feet up on your antique coffee table, sipping exotic espresso and hearing the numbers in your bank account increase.
-Getting back to work and realizing work is a sham.