30 Days Of Gratitude: Day 3

Sundays are always a little bittersweet. The fun of the weekend is not over, but it’s certainly coming to a close.

We enjoy leisurely Sunday morning around here.

Today I am grateful for:

  • The beach. I am so incredibly lucky to be living just steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I often take it for granted; living so close to the ocean. But sometimes, when I’m driving down the street and catch a glimpse of the blue water, or when I take my dog for a walk, I realize just how good life is. People come from all over to visit San Diego, and I get to live here!
  • Yoga breaths. There is something about that rhythmic, oceanic, sound that completely relaxes me. Well, I suppose that something is really about the oxygen I’m receiving, the focus, and the awareness of my body. Even at night, when I am having trouble sleeping, these deep-belly breaths put me in a state of calm so that I can finally drift off to sleep. And during practice, focusing on my breaths allows me to get through difficult poses. Deep breaths people!
  • My sister. A few weeks ago, after a really stressful week, I opened my front door to find a box full of treats! We’re talking candy, new iphone cover, the lipgloss I mentioned yesterday, pretty pens, notecards, shorts, books, etc. It was one of the most thoughtful things someone has done for me in a long time and it literally brought tears to my eyes. I wish we all did things like that to each other more often. It meant so, so much to me. She’s a sweetheart.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here’s to a wonderful upcoming week!

Champagne Makes Everything Better

This past weekend was one I really, really wished wouldn’t have ended. It wasn’t anything extraordinary, per se. Just a few small moments, one after the other, that when combined added up to a lovely weekend. (We’re talking sushi, discovering a new dive bar, bbq, bonfire…you know, the uge)

Sunday in particular was quite nice.

Any morning that begins with pastries and champagne is alright by me.

Calamari and oysters ain’t half bad either. (Confession: did not partake in the oysters…)

But the Pièce de résistance?

Crabcake eggs benedict.

Delightful.

Oh wait! I forgot to mention. This was our view:

Cardiff by the Sea

Followed by some quality time at the beach and I don’t see how my Sunday could have been better.

I guess I could stop making stupid faces.

(But that’s not going to happen anytime soon.)

A quick shout out to my two hot dates for the day:

Extreme close-ups!

How was your weekend?