What I plan on doing while on vacation

In no particular order:

  • Basking in the warm mid-70s weather of the gulf coast.
  • Swimming with the Little Man
  • Eating pizza and drinking beer at Doc’s
  • Having a night out with Kelly including dinner at Tommy Bahama’s
  • Writing 2 stories
  • Reading the rest of the Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction 27th Annual Edition
  • Reading Hartwell’s The Year’s Best SF 15th edition
  • Hanging out with my in-laws, my nephew and my brother-in-law
  • Going on long evening walks
  • Hitting the outlets and shopping. Yes: shopping
  • Attending Christmas Eve mass
  • Driving through decorated neighborhoods, counting the fake snowmen
  • Sitting on the lanai, listening to the water fountain
  • Chasing the Little Man around the house, much to his delight (and mine!)
  • Watching the Little Man open presents from Santa (and others) on Christmas Day
  • Relaxing. Eating. Drinking. Being Merry.

I know it sounds like a lot, but I’ve got ten days to squeeze it all into. And you know what I won’t be doing on vacation? I won’t be working.