That fire was enough excitement for one trip, we keep re-telling it and are all in total shock that only that one roof burned down with no other major damage. What causes that? Is it a culmination of knowledge or just plain old luck? Everything was slow, fast motion...me seeing it and yelling, "Fire!! Get … Continue reading Winding down my surf career 🙂
Swamped with mom stuff in Manhattan Beach again without any pretty pictures yet, mostly because I'm without a car or bike here right now. Last weekend kicked off with a high school alumni volleyball match on Friday night, surreal really. My boys are long gone from HS, my oldest will have his 10 year reunion … Continue reading Not a lot to say??
After working so hard at it, my back said FU again 🙁 Nothing like being super healthy otherwise and unable to move. It didn't hit that hard yet, trying to prevent that by having a heat/ice day fueled with Aleve back pain (giving me a false sense of reality, but I wanted to sleep last … Continue reading Dang!
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