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...

1 comment:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You were very busy!
It's been hot here and I wait until my room cools down before I can sleep. This week, with my husband gone (no one to tell me to Go.To.Bed!) I was awake until 2 or 3am every night. Good thing he comes home tomorrow!