Having A Lovely Weekend . . . Wash and Repeat!
I don't think there is anything particularly unique about us and our situation. Rather, I think the richness of our calendar is a reflection of continuing to be open to the many opportunities that come our way. People are sincerely eager to share ideas about activities, and even though sometimes our go-slow turtle selves want to retract and stay in/away, I know enough to realize we rarely regret the things we do, but regularly regret those we don't unless for a valid reason. Meaning, if I'm staying away because I'm feeling lazy, that turns out to be a pretty poor excuse for us in the long run. Staying away because we truly want to enjoy a quiet night in, however, is absolutely positively fine. Sometimes I do have to pause and really give thought to which is the case, but I can generally detect laziness when it's the underlying reason.
As my very wise, still-active, 81 year old Dad always says should I dare to verbalize a desire to slow down in his presence - Tamara, you can rest when you're dead!
Which leads me to today, a breathtakingly gorgeous sunny day here along the coast in S. Orange County. We were in late from a wine society event last night, so I slept in a bit, which for me means 6:30 - 7:00 AM. Much later than that and I start to panic that the day is slipping away . . . I am a true morning person! I gave myself an hour to wake up slowly over coffee before heading into the kitchen to get dinner prep'd for company we are having over tonight. On the menu is Slow Cooker Balsamic chicken over fettuccine, Caesar salad, garlic bread, and for dessert, macerated berries over vanilla ice cream.
To earn all that loveliness, we are heading out shortly on our bicycles to attend a Vintage Surf Board exhibition that's occurring in Dana Point, after which we'll hit the bike trail and pedal down the coast and back along a series of dedicated bike trails. We should be just shy of 40 miles upon our return to the house, well on our way to being trained for an upcoming 60 mile biking event we are doing in April, the The Boob Ride San Diego.
All proceeds raised from The Boob Ride will go to fund breast cancer detection and treatment, particularly for low income individuals. I feel incredibly fortunate to not only be able to support this cause through our enrollment fees, but to have the health, strength, and stamina to do the ride.
Looking forward to a wonderful day over here at Casa R, and hope you enjoy the same wherever you are!