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Nothing new and exciting to share today, other than I’ve been feeling icky and sick. I knew something didn’t feel right (other than the fact that I couldn’t hear out of my left ear), so I rushed myself over to urgent care on Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t thrilled that the wait was a little over two hours, but I knew I needed to see a doctor.
Well, the doctor confirmed that I have an ear infection, in not one ear, but both of them! Big ouch!
Believe it or not – I have never had an ear infection up until now, not even when I was an infant! It must have stemmed from the cold I was fighting. Anyway, now that I’m on antibiotics, I’m feeling slightly better. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I continue to feel better throughout this week.
On another note, I just wanted to share a quick post of a layout that I finished up last week.
I love, love, love the bright colors on this layout. I used a combination of the latest stuff from Echo Park and Glitz Design. The orange and blue hues are so fun and so full of life! Oh, and I’m sure you can tell that I went washi tape happy on this one, hehe.
Also, make sure to check out this card that I posted over on the Sampler Kit Club blog last Friday:
Pssst… I actually stamped a little bit to finish this card, hehe. …and yes, I used washi tape on the card, lol. Make sure to follow their blog for the latest projects using their current kit.
Oh, and a quick update on Maui and Hilo: they’re SPOILED! I found these at Target on clearance, so of course, I bought them each a toy. They’re in LOVE with them. I seriously have a love/hate relationship with Target. You go in there to buy ONE thing, and you come out with a cart full. I need to practice better will power when I’m in there.
Anyway, I’ll leave it at that. Keep your fingers crossed that my sinuses clear up quickly. I really, really need this to be a speedy recovery.
As promised, I’m back with another post with more photos from this past weekend’s trip up to the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area. They’re all from my iPhone, so excuse the quality of some of the photos.
We had fun exploring the grounds of the inn. My favorite part was the sustainable garden and the donkeys; it was a great way to start our morning.
The restaurant on the premises was delicious. The menu was solely vegan, and it was delicious! So delicious, that it has me committed to making one vegan meal a week. I know it’s not a lot, but one meal is better than none at all.
After breakfast, we drove up to explore Fort Bragg and Point Cabrillo. The hike to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse was relaxing. Although it was cloudy and overcast, it was still calming and beautiful.
…and later, we went down to the Point Arena area. Here, there are phenomenal views to look at.
That’s all the pictures for now.
Oh, and if you’re looking for some Cricut cartridges to add to your collection, I’m selling all of mine. Lots of them have sold, but there are still lots available. Find all of the listings here.
The last time I was up in Fort Bragg, California, I was about seven or eight years old. At that time, I had the coolest watch ever; it was one of those watches that you could shake up, and you could see glitter and confetti float around. What made it even better was the fact that it was a Little Mermaid watch! Well, being the seven year old that I was, I took it off to dig in the sand and forgot it when we left. I cried for hours that day, definitely one of the saddest days from childhood, hehe.
Over twenty years later, I wanted to drive up the coast to revisit the place that broke my heart. This time, however, there were no broken hearts. Exact opposite happened, actually.
The ocean mended my heart.
Here are some pictures from our drive up to Mendocino/Fort Bragg:
We stayed at this beautiful eco-retreat, Stanford Inn. It was so peaceful and relaxing, and I’m glad we randomly found this place on the side of Highway 1. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it has a phenomenal garden, which they use to get all ingredients for the restaurant on the premises. Plus, we were given bicycle rentals, which we didn’t have time to utilize, but how cool is that?! Red doors for each suite? Yes, please! Dog friendly? Why, of course! Maui and Hilo would’ve loved this place! This amazing retreat will definitely be on the “need to go back here” list in the near future.
I want to list all of the little pit stops that we went to, but because I’m short on time today, I’m gonna end the post here. I’ll have to share more pictures of our weekend excursion either later today or tomorrow.
PS: I’m counting down the days…
This weekend was beyond fantastic. I love all of the spontaneity; it’s been a while since I lived life with no time constraints from work. It’s just an overall wonderful feeling, truly a breath of fresh air.
On Saturday, we drove to Half Moon Bay. I packed up a lunch for all of us, and off we went. The dogs had a blast running and rolling around in the sand. It was definitely a windier day than most, but we still had a great time. It was pretty hilarious trying to watch Maui and Hilo run against the wind; their ears would stand straight up, hehe. After playing in HMB, we headed South into Santa Cruz.
Yesterday, we decided to drive down the California coast just for the heck of it. We were planning on leaving on Monday morning and going down the boring way, but why not take our time, drive down Highway 1, and enjoy its beauty?!
With clear visibility for miles, we spotted tons of marine life, whales, otters, and seals to name a few. The views are absolutely breathtaking, right?! I don’t think I could ever get sick of the ocean’s beauty.
Next month’s vacation can’t come any quicker. *sigh*
It seems that there’s a habit forming – Friday has become my day to post. Honestly, I wish I could post at least twice a week, but time has not allowed me to do so.
Last weekend, we threw a Chinese New Year dinner party with our family and close friends.
It was a lot of fun to share culture with some of our closest friends, but it was even better with all of the yummy food we devoured. We went hot pot happy. Mmm, mmm! Just thinking about it makes me drool, hehe. We then, of course, played Cards Against Humanity, late into the night.
The morning after our CNY dinner party, we went kayaking over in Moss Landing. It felt great to be kayaking again; I really missed the workout and thrill you get from it. Besides, when you’re spotting out all of the sea life around you (an abundance of sea otters and sea lions), it doesn’t feel like you’re working out at all.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to visit again soon. I’m hoping that with nice weather around the corner, it’ll make a great weekend excursion.
Last but not least, make sure to head on over to the Sampler blog for a post written by moi. Here’s a sneak peek of the layout I’m sharing:
I’m looking forward to this long weekend. What about you?
Happy Friday, everyone!