Monday I had the best day! :)
I worked all last week and then into the weekend. My stress level was far beyond healthy so Sunday night I got my stuff all packed for an early Monday morning surf session. The news has been reporting on increased hammerhead shark sightings N of my Pacific Beach surf spot. It didn't bother me one bit. I'm not sure even a hurricane would have stopped me from heading out into those waves. That's how badly I needed my "therapy".
Two hours of salt water refreshment and I emerged a new person, cleansed by the sea and salt air, ready to take on my life again. I had caught a couple of waves on my longboard too. And really to me, catching waves is just icing on the cake. I rinsed off my board and wetsuit and took a shower at the beach showers. They're not the cleanest (I just wear flip-flops), but the water was cool and the ceiling is open-aire which is such a refreshing feeling, especially with the heatwave we've been having. I combed some moroccon oil into my hair, doused my face with some Neutrogena moisturizer and threw on a maxi dress and flip-flops and headed over to work. When I got there I discovered that the project I was scheduled to work on was DONE! What to do, what to do? I had just bought 4 hours with nothing on my schedule. How about spend the day enjoying myself? There was no question! God had opened up the day and knew I needed it!
I am long overdue taking care of myself. I almost always find time for exercise but rarely do I do much else aside from buying products I like for my hair and skin. So today I marched right over to the nail salon and got a wonderful hour-long mani-pedi followed by a bikini wax (not relaxing but still feels good to take care of myself). After that it was getting quite warm so I drove down to the beach boardwalk, where I grabbed a breakfast burrito (even though it was lunch) from a place called Kono's Cafe where the line usually wraps around the building. Well today was my day. I walked right up to the counter, placed my order and found a seat with a gorgeous view (almost never available!). I didn't eat much, but then browsed around Wahine's and a few other surf shops and walked out onto the pier where I watched the surfers for about an hour.
After that it was time to pick up my hubby from work and carpool home. I even got to sit and wait for him for about an hour napping in the car under a shade tree.
Of course after that we went home where the craziness of football, homework, chores, etc occurs but at this point nothing could have bothered me. I was good.
I can't think of a better way to spend my day. Maybe my shaded nap could have been in a hammock? ;)