I had the same thing happen with me, but not lolita, with vacation. I have 4 day work weeks, and every blue moon, it lines up in a way where i get 4 day weekend (friday off first week, saturday, sunday, monday off another week).
Months ahead of time, I planned to go to boston to visit my friend who works there weekdays, and my other bestie was going to.
Other bestie ends up having to stay home because parents decided to leave town, and she has to babysit her sisters.
Friend from boston decides shes tired of boston and rather spend those days somewhere else, even though the whole point of the trip was "oh you already have a hotel so it'll be a cheap vacation for all of us" which is what was initially discussed.
Tried to make new plans with other people, but its so close to the time, noone can take the days off. I feel like I wasted my 4 day weekend, and its not even until next week.