Sunday, February 13, 2011

Productive Sunday

I got over eight hours of sleep last night, which is very exciting! I love weekends when I can sleep more. I love lazy weekends, but this weekend wasn't really that lazy. We went up to LA to bring flowers for my mom yesterday. Today we got a lot of things done!

I had some oatmeal and coffee for breakfast. Then we headed to our favorite coastal running route in Cardiff. It was another gorgeous day. You're probably sick of me saying that huh? No worries. Temperatures are supposed to drop to high 50's/low 60's later this week. And it MIGHT rain even! :-|

My right leg felt a little bit hurt and tight this week, after the interval gym class on Tuesday night. I have not been too good about stretching and doing my physical therapy exercises. That is really something I need to improve. But I ran/walked 3.07 miles and felt fine, so I'm pretty glad. I ran parts of my run on the beach because it was low tide again. I take advantage whenever I can!

Going down to the beach.

I could never get tired of this view.

The low tide from the walkway above, on the way back.

The surfer statue at the corner of 101 and Chesterfield somehow gets decorated on special occasions. He was Cupid for Valentine's Day.

After I took that photo, Todd and I got interviewed by Fox 5 News reporters on camera. Todd was funny and charming. (Must be the Toastmaster training.) They asked what Valentine's Day meant to me, and I told them it's a special day to remember my mom, who died on Valentine's Day four years ago. I'm guessing they won't be putting that downer on TV. :-| Don't get me wrong, I know it's a special day and it's about love, and that of course is my mom. But I just don't think that was what the news people were looking for. But just in case, I taped the news tonight, LOL.

After running, we went to Beach City Cafe for brunch, a place we love but haven't been in a while. I tried something new on the menu: The Son Of The Beach sandwich! Bacon and fried egg on English muffins, nom nom!

Todd also tried something new, a chicken sandwich with pesto sauce. He liked it.

I may or may not have stolen a couple of his fried potato wedges. Now I gotta put them into my Weight Watchers points tracker. :-\

We stopped by Costco before going home, where we got my favorite Fuji apples and a box of oranges. Fruits are 0 points on WW, so I rely on them for snacks in the afternoons. Costco was a zoo, but we made it out relatively unscathed, except for our wallets.

In the afternoon, we were super-productive. We vacuumed the whole house (while Noodle hid), did laundry, cleaned the master bath, cleaned off the fur in Noodle's bed, and various other chores. I love the days when I can check things off my list of to-do's. :)

And this evening, while I processed photos and blogged, Noodle crawled onto a shelf next to my desk.  Funny cat! He actually curled up and fell asleep there.

Tomorrow I'm taking the day off work, my first vacation day this year. I'm really looking forward to spending time remembering my mom, doing some crafty things, reading, and having dinner/dessert with Todd to celebrate Valentine's Day.


  1. The Son of the Beach sandwich..bwahahahaha! Y'all are so clever way over there on the west coast, where it's warm..all the time...with the beach..and everyone is always smiling. (OK, so I may or may not be a little ready for spring over here!)

    Praying for you today. May you have a quiet day resting in the beautiful memories of your mom's love.


  2. I never tire of seeing that view ... it's truly spectacular! I wish my weekend had been so productive ... well actually it kinda was, but delete cleaning / chores and insert cooking / baking up a storm instead. Hope you're enjoying your day off from work ... You gotta love days when you can indulge in a little “creative time”, right?

  3. Oh I so know the feeling of tracking food. Good luck with the WW journey. I have just lost 9 kgs and my week 6 New 52 is about this kind of thing. I love your blog by the way.

  4. That Son of the beach sandwich looks so yummy, totally something that I would order and try to recreate at home. Love it!


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