Ingredients for a (perfect) vacation day:
1. The ability to sleep in.
3. Mild temperatures (70-something is perfect, but not required)
4. No pressing engagements.
5. Pleasant - or at least cooperative - offspring.
6. Time to write.
7. Unlimited Starbucks iced chai with with all of the benefits of caffeine and none of the unpleasant side effects.
As summer vacation begins, I wish all of you a few of these days, scattered strategically throughout the coming months.