Few cases of eye strain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I have to admit I have been so excited for this long weekend. It has been a couple of years or so since I had 4 days in a row off work and I had a very long list of things I wanted to do - it filled a whole page of notepaper.
Love this sculpture of seahorses!
When Tom said we should get away from the 7th straight day of 103+ heat I balked. I just wanted to be home getting stuff done, but it was so hot and we barely slept on Wednesday night so Thursday morning I went along.
We packed the bikes up and headed for Monterey Bay. The first whiff of that cool sea air brightened my mood and energized me. We had a wonderful ride - dodging the pedestrians, their dogs, bikes and rollerbladers along the multi-use trail. We stopped frequently to enjoy the views and take in the day. We even locked up the bikes and walked along the wharf, stopped in a bar and had margaritas and a spicy ahi tartar. At that point we contemplated breaking into our son's apartment and making a weekend of it (he was out of town.) Instead we rode down the beach, found a shady spot and took a nap!
We stopped at a BBQ joint in Gilroy on the way home; no fireworks, but a really nice holiday. Plus the heat wave broke that night and we got a good night's sleep.
I hit my list pretty hard and am happy to say I did pretty much everything on it. Including getting an eye exam and some much needed prescription sunglasses. I also cleaned out a couple of closets and took a carload of donations to the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop.
I even got some time to finish the tile on a mosaic plaque I have been working on and got started on a new pot. I hope next weekend I get time to grout the two pieces I have done up to that point. Grouting is the messy part of making mosaics and is something I tend to put off until I have multiple pieces to do at the same time!
I have a new list started and hope it doesn't get as long as the last one...