Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! My birthday weekend was wonderful. I received lots of birthday phone calls, texts and Facebook posts which all made me feel very special and loved. Dinner on Friday was really good and Saturday night was so much fun. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend! Plus I fit in a 7-mile run with my run club on Saturday and some XC skiing on Sunday. We accidentally ended up on a black diamond XC ski trail and I fell REALLY hard towards the end on one of the steep hills so am hurting from that (Lisa + skis + hills = bad combination) but all in all it was really fun!
Birthdays have a way of making me look back on life so I thought that it would be good to sort of flip the switch from looking back to looking forward. Here are some things I am looking forward to these days!
Today I am looking forward to an unplanned evening. Lately I have been very possessive of my week nights. I had a stretch in November and December where I had something nearly every night of the week which just wore me out, so now I try to keep 1-2 nights of the week free. I usually spend those nights working out, reading, and catching up on chores around the house. You know you are an adult when you are excited about a quiet night in!
This weekend I am looking forward to our Santa Barbara trip!! Winter hasn't been awful here, but we've had a lot of gray, sunless days so we are looking forward to escaping to warmer temperatures and sunshine! We don't have a super detailed agenda for this trip, which is kind of nice. We'll spend 3 nights in Santa Barbara and plan to go hiking, explore an area with lots of vineyards, go for walks on the beach, and check out the town. We'll also spend 1 night in LA and will check out the Griffith Observatory and maybe find one other thing to do that day. I've never been to the Santa Barbara area, but I've heard it's gorgeous so I can't wait to explore it with my favorite guy!
This month I am looking forward to getting together with college girlfriends that I don't see all that often. One of our friends will be visiting for the weekend from South Dakota, so her visit is prompting a get together. It's so hard to stay in touch with people as you get older since everyone is being pulled in so many directions between work, family, and other commitments but these friendships are the kind of friendships where months or even years can pass without seeing each other but you pick right up where you left off.
This year I am looking forward to visiting Amber in Kamloops! We have been friends for over 6 years now and I have seen so many pictures of where she lives so I can't wait to see it with my own eyes! I'm planning to go for a long weekend over Labor Day weekend. I can't wait to spend a weekend with one of my very best friends!
What are you looking forward to?