Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’
I used to wake up in darkness. I spent more than eight years getting out of bed with blackout curtains draped over our bedroom windows.
They were necessary. They helped me fall asleep for my graveyard shifts. Just like 32 oz. of coffee helped me jumpstart my brain before sunrise.
This morning, I watched sunlight peeping thru the blinds. I listened to my dog snoring on my knee. I spotted my husband buried under the covers.
My body has shifted. I’m sleeping past sunrise.
Daisy watched over the yard as I went thru my sun salutations. Our lives have shifted south to San Diego.
Next week, I start my new job in Ron Burgundy’s news market. This week has been wrapped up in unpacking all the books, files and knickknacks from our lives into our house. It feels like a tedious scavenger hunt with cryptic box descriptions thanks to our movers. (“Toaster” inside a box of mugs?? We don’t have one!)
I’ll have my travel mug filled with decaf coffee next week. I don’t need the caffeine to jumpstart my brain anymore. However, I like the rich bean flavor to let my mind and body know that it’s time to work.
My blog entry for the Daily Prompt: First Light.
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I love how these flowers blossom next to the Pacific. On my birthday weekend, I enjoyed the salty sea air, mild San Diego sun and my hanging out with my family.
This is my entry for today’s Photo Friday Challenge: Bloom.
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When you get older, leave your ordinary life behind and hit the open road.
I’m trying to get used to the fact that I’m officially in my 30s: married, working, domesticated and totally reliable. We have a good life in Cow Town and we have stable jobs. After a few bumps in the road, I am happy to be working as a journalist.
So when May rolled around and we stared at the reality of turning a year older, we decided to celebrate with a couple of weekend getaways.
In fact, it took us two weekends and 1,000+ miles on my hubby’s Corolla to celebrate our birthdays in May.
At the beginning of the month, we took advantage of my 3-day weekend (a prelude to my 10-day work week in the newsroom) and drove to Lake Tahoe. We left the chains behind and looked forward to hiking on the cliffs next to the lake, all under sunny skies.
Instead, we ended up bundling up by the fireplace and staring at a snowstorm in May. Overall, it was a relaxing weekend, reading inside our favorite South shore cafe and finishing off a bottle of Boger wine. Since the crowds left for the end of the ski season, we also enjoyed a nearly-smoke free casino at Montbleu.
I savored all the palm trees, sunny skies and beautiful beaches in San Diego. I also made the mistake of challenging one of my cousins (who is twice my height and carried almost twice my weight) to shots. It was a bad idea.
As I nursed a hangover the next day, we crossed the border into Mexico.
I can’t wait to visit Ensenada again.
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