I googled "countdown clock" and downloaded one of the many free ones that come up. After booking our first trip last March, I just had to know exactly how many minutes until were departed for paradise. I hate wishing away the summer, but really can't wait to get to CN in October
I'm using a Win7 Gadget called, simply enough, "Countdown." Set a date (and time if you like) and it starts counting down. You can also give it a name, and have multiple copies running with different countdowns...