Sunday, January 26, 2014

Land of Sunshine

About the only thing weather-related we can complain about in San Diego is the lack of rain and a 3-year draught. 

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I can’t complain at all about wearing short sleeves and shorts in January.  Or that the sun shines 300 days per year and I can run outside year-round. 

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I suppose I can complain about the amount of money spent on sunscreen every year, but that’s just getting nitpicky.  It’s even beautiful when it’s overcast.

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The weekend before this weekend, Todd & I went running at the coast.  We are both signed up to run the Hot Chocolate 15K at the end of March, so training has officially begun.  Last weekend the coast run was 3.6 miles for me.  Today we ran at the lake and I ran 4 miles.  After the run last weekend, we went to lunch at Lourdes Mexican and I had their chicken soup.  It’s my favorite, it’s so good!

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On Friday 1/17, Todd’s work had an afternoon celebration in their amphitheater.  It was catered by Stone Brewery, and there was lots of good food and free craft beer.  Todd and his work friends hanging out.

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Free food.



Last Saturday 1/18 we had to take Todd’s car in for new brakes.  Ouch!  But we also got to have lunch with our friends AJ & Meera and their kids at Chipotle.  We hadn’t seen them in a while, so it was a treat.


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Group photo outside.



Afterwards Todd had to go check out the popcorn flavored ice cream at Baskin Robbins.  I guess he felt obligated because he loves popcorn so much.

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Yesterday I had lunch with my friend Julio, whom I haven’t seen in like… three years!  Julio used to work where I work, but he’s since moved on to work on the City of SD’s budget.  We met up at Ortega’s.  They have breakfast food on the weekends until 2pm, which was perfect for me since I’m still having a hard time eating with my braces, so I need to eat soft things.  I ordered the chorizo con huevos and it was perfect!

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Julio got a shrimp enchilada.  It looked really good, I might try that next time.

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Me and Julio down by the schoolyard!  Er, I mean down by Ortegas for lunch.

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Then last night we went to Saturday night church.  We sang a couple of my favorite songs so I was excited.  The message was really good too, about how God’s timing is different than ours, and sometimes it seems like God’s delayed in his response to us, but he knows infinitely more than we do. 

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What’s that you say?  You want some Noodle photos?  Okay.

We bought him a new white mouse to play with.  It makes a sound when you shake it.  He loves little boys like this.

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He also loves snuggling on Todd’s lap while we watch TV, or when Todd plays video games.

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On his perch one morning last week.

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Noodle found out about the “cat selfies” that have appeared on the human internetz.  He wanted to contribute a photo.

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Today we went running, ate lunch at Kebab Shop, cleaned the house, and paid bills.  So fun!  I sort of hate how the mundane tasks of life takes up so much of our time.  I should think about outsourcing the stupid stuff I hate spending time on but needs to get done!  Ha!


  1. And I thought our 70+ degrees weather up north was nice - I sure wish we had ocean and the scenery of SD. I may as well enjoy the great winter weather we are having because we are going to pay for it later with this drought. I think yesterday was 49 or 50 days without rain here. Looks like Noodle is enjoying the sun, too.

    1. I know, the drought is getting worrisome! I want to rip out our front yard of grass and fill it with cacti, lol.

  2. I'd love to live in san diego... Everytime you post something about your beautiful city, I'm in awe of it and I'd like to think that maybe... someday... and you are beautiful too :)


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