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Along for the ride…

We left Arizona this morning for our California vacation.  We left around 10:00 so that we missed the morning rush hour traffic here and hopefully we will be in San Diego before their afternoon rush hour.

We stopped in Yuma for lunch.  Here is a shot of the mural on the water tanks.  Click here for a great article on Arizona Oddities about the art.

We got into San Diego a little before 4:00 and then to our hotel in Encinitas at about a quarter after.  Our hotel is literally a mile from the beach, the weather is always beautiful, sunny with light, cool breezes.  The hotel isn’t the greatest but the price is right and I love being so close to the beach.

We got settled in the hotel room and then drove up the freeway a few miles to have dinner at King’s Fish House.  After dinner we went to the beach to watch the sunset, well, the end of the sunset at least.

I took this picture with my phone.  It’s not the greatest picture, it was quite beautiful in person though.  

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Under the weather…

Today I felt kind of punky, that’s my term for feeling physically and emotionally sick, blah or plain just not right.*  I had great plans to get a lot done and I ended up laying around all day.  I honestly don’t know if it was allergies or the humid weather but I was just not feeling it.  

Living in Arizona one of the things you hear the most about our weather is ‘at least it’s a dry heat.’  It’s a ridiculous statement because anything over 110 degrees is pretty intense and we go through half of June and most of July with those temperatures.  On top of that the relative humidity can be about 50%  in July.  Extremely high temperatures plus moderate humidity is not fun.  We’ve  had several Extreme Heat Advisories already this summer.  It can be a bit brutal so the whole ‘dry heat’ thing can be annoying.

*It sure didn’t help that our little Rose passed this morning.  We weren’t super close to her, she wasn’t very friendly but I will miss seeing her climbing around the tubes of her hamster condo.

Day 10

 1.  Water –  3 – 24 oz. tumblers

2.  Shimmy –  Episode 10 (3 step turn, hip bounce, maya hips, and Egyptian figure-eight)

3.  Writing  –  Research

4.  Exercises Abs and arms/Stretching*

5.  Project –  Garage (2 x 15 minutes)

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Independence day…

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.   We had a crazy and beautiful rain storm this morning followed by a nice, lazy day of swimming and watching movies.  Although we did go through a few things as we were sitting around but it really didn’t feel like work.

Independence day, I am thinking it works two ways here.  It, of course, refers to our awesome American holiday.  As I work through my first week of my 21 day challenge I’d like to think I am working towards my own independence day.  That probably sounds a bit cheesy or trite, but the more I work whether it’s drinking more water or getting some exercise I feel a little bit more free.  Sometimes I feel pulled down by everything that is going on, it’s good to have something that lifts me up.

Day 6

 1.  Water –  3 – 24 oz. tumblers

2.  Shimmy –  Episode 6 (Turkish bump, chest circle and Egyptian figure eight)

3.  Writing  –  Character review

4.  Exercises – Abs/leg workout and stretching

5.  Project –  Sort kitchen boxes and art crate (30 minutes)

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Six days…

 Ugh, I can’t tell you how sick I am of being sick.  Don’t get me wrong, I am feeling much better than I was over the weekend.  I still have the runny nose, stuffy head and occasional cough, just enough to make me feel blah.

I want to scream because I have a bunch of stuff to do and no energy to do it. It’s not my usual complaint about Spring Cleaning either.  For the last ten days, my house has slowly fallen into a bit of a mess.  It was somewhat unavoidable, between all of the hours spent helping out with T.W. and the time that I have been sick there hasn’t been time to work on the house.  Next Wednesday, Kayla is coming to stay until Saturday, while Val and her husband take a short trip to the East Coast.  I’ve got to get this house back in order between now and then.

Six days…since I got sick, and, six days…until company comes.  Kill me now.  🙂

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Another day…

I can’t believe I still feel so crappy.  I least I slept better last night, thank the heavens for Benadryl.  Sully was working from home so our ‘Community’ marathon continued.  I didn’t do much but rest.

Here are some fun clips from some ‘Community’ episodes.

Spanish 101 (Season 1, Episode 2)

Abed and Troy’s Spanish 101 rap, click here for the link.

Modern Warfare (Season 1, Episode 23)

Community Modern Warfare Trailer, this is a great fan made trailer that for the epic paintball episode of Community “Modern Warfare”. Click here for the link.

All clips belong to NBC. No copyright infringement intended.