One thing about getting older, it gets harder and harder to have any kind of motivation to stay in shape...especially after an injury. After breaking my ribs twice surfing, then my back stuff, I was content just to walk without a cane. For the past few years walking and swimming has been my only source … Continue reading Getting back in shape @ 57
Perfect time of year to go down there, great rates with few people and pockets of sunny weather. Summer down there is pretty cold and foggy, the water is always freezing. There have been years I've dropped off everyone at the airport after Christmas and just gone down by myself for a few days. This … Continue reading After Holiday Detox – Monterey
So ending my surfing career... Not really, I did book a private 2 hour lesson that turned out to be one hour where the guy caught a few waves while I was scared to stand up & fall. I'd been spocking out where I was going to go the whole trip, debating whether I should … Continue reading Mahalo O’hau
Or success envy mostly. We saw "Where did you go Bernadette?" yesterday, girls day out with my DIL. Weird watching that movie with one of us on the Bernadette side of things and the other one just starting out life with my son. It's the modern day twist of "Shirley Valentine" of what women go … Continue reading Jealousy
Totally wiped out in a good way. I must have slept 10 hours last night after painting then going to look at wedding dresses with my DIL for the actual wedding in Turkey. She looked beautiful!! Can't wait to get the dress and have it altered for her. The woman who was helping us was … Continue reading Late Start
There are two camps that look very appealing to me while I sit around planning summer, Greenhorn Ranch in the Sierra's and a Piano Camp outside of Boulder, CO. As a kid I never went to camp, only to my grandparents house for a month every summer. There was a brief stint at Camp Fire … Continue reading Summer Camps for Adults
April is pretty packed, Arizona this weekend then back to Manhattan Beach the next. But first, I write... There's a house in Bend, Oregon that is within reach and is absolutely beautiful. Whenever I go through a town I like, I obsessively Zillow it to death to see if it's feasible. Bend seemed great, until … Continue reading Cat Lady
Not really, I did mean to get up early to catch the sunrise on the top of Mt. Diablo, that just didn't happen. The alarm went off at 6:30a, I had to tell Alexa twice to turn it off before I woke up at 7:30a. Another reason I'll never be a great photographer, I can't … Continue reading Snow Day!
Still nursing a bruised tailbone from my Tahoe trip, it's such a bummer!! Every time I feel good to go, something happens to disrupt my flow (or bum my high). At least it wasn't my back again, that takes me out for months. My truck is pretty much the only car that's comfortable at least, … Continue reading Where to live??
Alright universe, walking it is!! I keep trying to do the things I used to do, pretty well I might add, and get nailed by some random fall or something taking me out again. I was on a roll! I swam some laps the other day, was feeling good about taking things slow to build … Continue reading Injured in Tahoe