By the time you read this I will be on a plane traveling back home to San Diego. I’ve been gone for seven nice (but long) days, visiting family and friends. But with so many lovely things to get back to — sunny beach weather, a dear friend’s birthday celebration, two weddings, sunset drinks by the ocean and late night dinners with people I  cherish —  my thoughts keep drifting up into the clouds, which is exactly where my plane is headed.  Now if only I could get my suitcase to close . . .