Day of thanks

I slept in. I thought I might go for a hike this morning, but after I got up and around, I thought that maybe I should actually have a holiday without any to-dos or should dos. So I went to Starbucks, came home, read my book outside and enjoyed the morning. Then I went in…

Sunday Funday

Today was packed with fun things! First, Sandy & I went on a light trail hike. Then we went to Polly’s Pies and bought what turned out be rather disappointing cinnamon rolls. After breakfast, we headed to Target 🎯 so she could buy another gift for me: a coffee maker. Since we got back from…

Late birthday surprise

Last night after dinner, my mom insisted that we watch a movie and stay up until midnight to enjoy every moment of my 50th birthday. I found it a little odd but also kind of nice. During the movie, she kept getting up (I need water, I need to go the bathroom, maybe Lulu needs…

50 & a River

Today I turned 50 years old (!) It’s been a pretty great day starting with the news that one of my besties, Lindsay, gave birth to her child, River, just after midnight! Huzzah! I went for a 4.5 mile hike at a trail I hadn’t been to since before COVID. It was foggy and magical….

Saturday morning

Yesterday, I had every intention to get shit done. But somewhere along the way, my motivation dried up and I watched Netflix (almost done with the series “Jane the Virgin” and kept up with “The Great British Baking Show”) and was in bed (and going to sleep, not playing my game or checking social media)…

November means…

NaBloPoMo – I don’t know if it’s still a thing, national blog posting month, which means I commit to writing something on the blog every day. Yesterday was Halloween, and even though I didn’t go to a party or have to go to work (remotely), I still had a costume. This year, I was Mokey…

Costa Rica – Day 8 – Playa Conchal – Brasilito & Sunset

We continued with what has become somewhat of a routine: breakfast then pool. It’s a great way to start the day. Today was the day we saw A LOT of iguanas. Here’s a small sample. There were more I didn’t take photos of. Around 1:30 pm, we headed down the beach path heading northish to…

Costa Rica – Day 7 – Playa Conchal – Sloth Sanctuary

I had another 8+ hour night! Spectacular. I should also mention I’ve been dreaming very vividly every night. Sandy gets to hear about every dream in the morning, and then they’re gone. They are varied and weird and not related to Costa Rica at all. This morning, it was time for our Covid test to…

Costa Rica – Day 6 – Playa Conchal (Westin)

Last night I slept 8 hours and 18 minutes. The closest I’ve come to sleeping that long was back in July when I slept 7 hours and 57 minutes. (Thank you for tracking my sleep, FitBit!) I guess I was tired! We made our way out to the grounds, stopping at the Coffee Lounge to…