I have been anticipating this one for awhile. This break would be the first since having kids at the site. My stress level has been pretty high. Partially my fault because I don't unwind ever. I just keep doing the stuff that needs to be done and never do the stuff that I enjoy. So I vowed to do what I enjoyed for four days.
My number one priority was yoga pants. I thought wearing yoga pants for four days sounded like a good start. I can report I wore them 3 out of 4 days. Sunday was church day. My church would be ok with yoga pants but I'm not. I chose the next best thing... A maxi dress. It's a step up from yoga pants, in my opinion, but not too high up.
So Friday I woke up and put on my workout gear with no intention of breaking a sweat. There is such sweet satisfaction in that. I got my hair cut and then headed to Oceanside to drop my daughter off for winter camp. The rest of the day was spent on base getting our taxes done, lunch with the Marine, and a trip to the commissary. Not my idea of fun but I wore the yoga pants. Friday night was chocolate, wine, and blog reading.
Saturday started with a new pair of yoga pants and workout shirt with no intention to exercise. I spent the morning cleaning and the afternoon shopping for house stuff. I'm really good at enjoying life huh? At the end of the day the house looked amazing and we got some discount tile for our master bath or kids bath. We haven't decided.
Sunday was church day and picking up Ky day. We went to church, had lunch at our favorite Oceanside restaurant, and did a quick drive by the beach. I would have loved to put my feet in the sand. Now that we live farther from the ocean it feels like we never go to the beach anymore. But we saw the Top Gun house along Coast Highway which is awesome because that means they haven't torn it down yet.
Which made me decide Monday should be a beach day. Ky has been begging to go to the tide pools in La Jolla. I've been wanting to go to the Veterans Memorial at Mt. Soledad. San Diego was our destination. I forget how beautiful SD is. The water and rocks in La Jolla are vastly different from the coast in North County. Plus La Jolla has a little cove which has become home to many harbor seals. They are a blast to watch.
What would be a family outing for this Semper Fi Fam without some military thing thrown in? The Veterans Memorial at Mt. Soledad gets a lot of press around here because of the big white cross on the property. I won't talk politics. Let me tell you about the awesome tribute the memorial is to military vets! Hundreds of pictures of young men and women who have served in the military, in combat, many who risked their lives for freedom. It's an amazing 360 degree tribute.
That's the story of my new favorite holiday. And how wearing yoga pants makes life better!