May 30, 2013
Big Sur, California
1. Camping. My good friend Megan invited Brandon and I to her in-law's Memorial Day camping trip in Big Sur this past weekend. Though I hike a lot and enjoy being outside, I wouldn't say I'm much of a "nature girl". I hate getting muddy and dusty and I believe indoor plumbing is a luxury that I refuse to take for granted. But, I surprisingly loved camping. It probably had to do to the fact that Megan's family is seriously some of the most hilarious people I've ever met (and they cooked for us) and that the bathhouses were cleaned hourly, but I found myself not caring about dirty clothes and hair that smelled like campfire. I'm hooked.
2. Analog Weekends. To piggyback off thoughts on camping, one of my favorite parts of the weekend was no connectivity. No Twitter. No Instagram. No Gmail. It was freeing to simply throw your phone in your bag and not look at it for two days. When we got back in 4G Land, I cringed a little.
3. House Buying. Ugh. We are in the process of applying for a mortgage and keep hearing horror stories of home buying in the Bay Area. Houses going for 30% over asking. Cash-only offers. Even our own apartment raised our rent, but said we can leave whenever we want, without lease-breaking fees: they have a waiting list 50 people long. It feels like my dreams of owning a home this year may not happen. So, we might just go to Alaska instead. Best to look on the bright of these things.
4. Zobha Yoga Pants. Zobha is in. Lululemon is out. You heard it here first. One of my new friends, a former yoga teacher, introduced me to Zobha yoga clothing. We both agree that Lulu cuts into our stomachs and aren't quite as comfortable as the whole world makes them out to be. Not to mention, to fit comfortably in them, I have to go up like four sizes and even then, they hurt. Call me vain, but I hate that. Zobha pants are so comfy, I often wear them to bed. They are thinner, though not see-through and and are a bit cheaper, too.
5. Work/Life Balance. I love my new job and it challenges me every single day. I like my coworkers and the work I do. Blah. Blah. But, as I was heading home at 7pm last night, still without any idea of what I was going to make for dinner or if I'd be able to squeeze in a workout before my 10pm bedtime, I began to wonder how in the world could I do this with kids? I know that sounds insane, because we not ready for babies at all right now, but someday, we will be. And Brandon's work schedule is worse than mine. How do people do this? I can't just feed my kids microwaved bacon and canned soup for dinner...or can I?
6. Blend. This will be my one and only "Blend Recap". No photos. No gushing. No tales of life-changing moments . I think I learned at Blend that there's a reason I'm not a healthy living blogger anymore. Hamburgers and fries served in an old drugstore in the middle of Utah were far better than any greek yogurt breakfast ever will be. Taking photos of bison on Antelope Island with Brandon was much more enjoyable to me than chats about Crossfit workouts. And when I talk to Brandon he doesn't spend his time texting/tweeting/Instagramming. What a novel concept.
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