Saturday, August 30, 2014

Staycation Part 1

What the... tomorrow is literally the last day of August! Everyone's mourning the end of summer and school starting again, and I'm just like "I live in California, it's always summer here." Ok, ok... so I know that's not exactly true, but I can bet my bottom dollar I won't need to use a snow shovel or brush this year, and that's truly awesome.

Our "staycation" is well underway! Yesterday we went to Sea World, using our free passes. I can't believe the entry is normally $84/person. It wasn't busy at all, and we had a great time. We followed with dinner at our favorite fish taco place in PB.

Today we woke up early and tried out some Stand-up Paddleboarding. It was Ryan's first time, and he did really well! We went for a solid 2 hours. We then went to a classic diner spot in La Jolla, Harry's. We got milkshakes and then came home and watched a movie. Tomorrow we have reservations for a couples massage, and then we will probably relax and clean the rest of the day. We still have all day Monday too! Four day weekends are seriously the best. I wish they were all this long!! So much time to have fun, be responsible, and rest!!!!

PS just warning everyone that my visor is probably going to be in every picture from now on. I spent weeks looking for one I liked, and then ended up getting it on ebay... I love it and am probably going to end up getting a few more!! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

California Fun

I have been bad bad bad at blogging! It's funny because I have been super active and busy, but I just have not disciplined myself to blog about it! Last weekend was my first 3 day weekend since we have moved to San Diego. I am learning to get out of my comfort zone and hang out with people when they invite me! If I have learned one thing about Southern California, it is that EVERYONE is super active, and it makes sense since there are so many outdoor activities to do here! This weekend, I went stand up paddleboarding for the first time! I seriously LOVED it! I went with one of my coworkers who goes all the time, and we had so much fun. Seriously, if you have not gone you need to. It was so relaxing and I cannot wait to go again!

Saturday, Ryan and I went to Pacific Beach for brunch and walked around the boardwalk. I love boardwalks, and PB is definitely in my top favorite beaches in San Diego. It has that real beachy feel, with surfers and dive bars and restaurants steps from the beach. I already want to go back there again!
Sunday was my first race... 4.2 miles to be exact. I have already signed up for a 5k in a couple weeks, and Ryan is going to join me on this one! We then went to dinner with my brother and a group of his classmates.

This weekend was one of those weekends that I packed so full of activities, that I did not give myself enough time to stop and relax! I just finished working 4 days this week, and am so excited because Ryan and I have a 4 day weekend together! After much debate, we've decided to stay in our salty city and explore. We thought about going to LA, which we haven't done since last time he was stationed here, but there is SO much to do in San Diego that we haven't done yet! LA is on the to-do list! Can't wait to share what we end up doing here! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My First Race

I am just NOT used to working 4 shifts a week. I loved working 3 twelve hour shifts in DC, and calling it a work week! I did do overtime for a while, but it got tired of that and stopped. If feels like I'm doing it again though since I'm at work 4 days a week! Anyway, that's to blame for my lack of blogging... and my lack of household chores, cleaning, cooking, and laundry... oops!

I am excited to share that I have a 3 day weekend this week! I working today and tomorrow and am off until Monday. You'll never guess how I've decided to fill my time off! My coworkers have basically forced me into running in a 4 mile run. I reluctantly signed up. I need to be honest though... I hate running! I have an elliptical and do that regularly, but running is another story. This should be interesting!  I have no shame in going slow or walking though! It'll be fun right?!

I have never been a runner, but I would like to run at least a half marathon in my lifetime. Maybe this will be the push I need to get on the running train! I will keep y'all posted... and for now, I will enjoy shopping for some cute workout clothes!

This is all part of being in california I suppose!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Safari Park

Sorry if my last post kept anyone hanging! I am still getting used to my work schedule, and work life in general. We've done our best to keep busy and have fun on days off, though! This past weekend, we went to the Safari park with my brother and his girlfriend. None of us had been before, and there was an awesome deal on groupon so I got 3 tickets. Ryan got in for free (same with the zoo) which was great. I LOVE how with such a big military presence here, it seems like companies go above and beyond to thank them for their service! I'm so proud of Ryan's service and I love when others are too!

And just to add to the excitement of last weekend, We discovered Posh has fleas. She's never around other animals and doesn't go outside, but apparently this is a problem in San Diego. After a quick call to the vet, we have the problem under control... but I'm still grossed out and sad for her! She seems to be feeling a lot better!

AND finally, after having to get a rental car for 2 weeks, our other two cars arrived in San Diego!

I'm off work today, and I'm so excited it's almost the weekend! So maybe this post was more than just the "safari park," but I've never been good at titles anyway... Happy Thursday y'all! 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Funky Town

I just typed up a huge post, and then decided to save it as a draft. Maybe I'll share it another time, but I'm hoping I won't. I'll explain another time.

The weather this weekend was atypical for San Diego. It was gloomy, and then I felt gloomy. Ryan and I made plans for a couples massage Friday, and then when we got to the place they informed us that they would have us get our massages done next door to each other. This isn't a big deal, but that's not what was said over the phone... so we left. After calling legit every spa in San Diego, we finally found one that had an opening for us. It was on Coronado island, and so we spent early and spent some time there. 

See how gloomy and grey? It was windy too. Come on california, I'm in a funk and needed sunshine to get out of it!

Well, the sunshine obviously wasn't available, so I took the next best things. Cupcakes and flowers. 

Oh, and this too... Our first time. A california must. Don't be afraid to go #AnimalStyle

And with all that fun, it's already Sunday evening and past my bedtime. I spent all say cooking meals for Ryan and I for this week. That worked out for us last week, so I'm trying to stick with it. Please send some positive vibes my way. I promise I'll share what this funk is about as soon as I can.