It’s my birthday and I’ll lay in bed researching mindful running in my pajamas if I want to!
I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying all this free time. My hope was to get to a good place, back to Me, before the kids get back and hopefully figure out how to sustain it. I feel like I’ve been making a lot of progress and the best thing is that it feels so natural and not work at all.
This morning I discovered an amazingly talented signer/songwriter, Maggie Rogers. Two of my high school classmates shared this video on FaceBook… (start at 18:15)
I fell in love with her song, Drift, and hopped on over to her website, www.listentomaggie.com and bought her album, Blood Ballet.
When I run, I like listening to mellow music–my favorite playlist for the past year or so is filled with Lorde and Echosmith. I’ve been waiting for something new that gives me the same kind of soulful vibe. This is it!
Not that her music is like Lorde or Echosmith, it’s quite unique. But it gives me the same calming, dreamy feel.
Shane’s bff from college was visiting so he came home early and we got to play tourist! This was really fun for me because we got to go to some of my favorite places without all the kids and so I was able to explore.
We went to Point Lobos and Rocky Point…
We had a late lunch at Nepenthe. We usually eat at Cafe Kevah, which is right below Nepenthe resturant and not as expensive, but it was closing up as we got there. I ordered a $20 tuna sandwich and was so relieved when I discovered it was very good. Expensive food makes me nervous.
Then we drove down Palo Colorado and looked at the enchanted homes built into the hillside. Then along the coast from the aquarium to Asilomar.
Shane was worried that I was giving up my special day to play tour guide to someone else, but it was actually one of the best birthdays I’ve had. I love this area and I don’t often get to pay so much attention since the kids are a distraction at this age.
It was a good day.