Monday, September 26, 2011

Red Tide

Last night was really fun. Daniel and I played Caylus and then I was ready to hit the sack. I’m a bit of an early bird in terms of bedtime. I like to be in bed by 11pm. Anything after that and I get pretty tired. I figured that out about myself many years ago, but now that I’m no longer in my 20’s I seem to need my sleep a little more. Or maybe I’ve just realized what suits me. There’s no more nights where I have just 4 hours of sleep then wake up at 7am full of adrenalin and ready for the day. I used to be able to do that for a few nights in a row with no consequences. These days – I like and need my sleep. I think as you mature you realize what you need in your life. For me that is 8 hours sleep every night, thank you very much!

After the game Daniel said he wanted to show me the “red tide”. I hesitated, feeling more inclined to go to bed. Instead I agreed, since its not very often my husband suggests a walk on the beach at night. I love to walk on the beach at night. We’ll often go down after dark for a stroll. Hardly anyone is around at night and its peaceful. Its just the two of us, our chatter and holding hands. The red tide was incredible! I was so happy we went down to see it. In the day the water looks red, but at night time you cannot see the color of the water. The water and the dark sky blend into each other, erasing the horizon. Out of nowhere suddenly come white clouds of waves which look as though they have been hit by an electrical storm. Its amazing! The waves are fluorescent with the red tide. Crazy!

Saturday was nice. Daniel and I went down to San Diego and visited a historic house. It was down near Balboa Park. We did a tour then walked the streets from Balboa to Hillcrest. It was sunny with only a slight crispness to the air, which I love. The area near Balboa Park is so green and leafy. The streets are lined with trees and have a lot of older homes. We had coffee and gelato at this little Italian café. I went and got my eyebrows threaded. We walked some more and eventually decided to get dinner at a new organic pizza place. The salad and pizza were superb. They served craft beer. The vegetables in the salad were so fresh and rich, the salad didn’t even need dressing. So unlike the vegetables bought at the supermarket. Saturday was a fun day. Then yesterday we took Daniel’s Nana out for lunch, came home, ended up sleeping for a couple of hours! Then we did some packing. After that was the beach walk.

That was our weekend in a nutshell. I’ve decided to keep this blog in Australia. After all, I’ll always be not quite Californian ;)
(And I can't think of a name I like any better!)


itsjustmedaringtodream said...

I love that you came to my neck of the woods in San Diego! I simply love how you both spent your time here. My hubby doesnt like to walk that far, but I think its fabulous! And I have an idea of where you both cool!

I feel you on the sleep schedule. I used to go to bed everynight by 10pm and awake at 5am in time for work at 6am. Now I go to bed around midnight or 1am and wake around 7am. It's not ideal, but Hubby stays up late and so do I now. But I do awake in time to mediate and pray for 30 minutes and exercise for 30 minutes! I hope I am not depriving my body of the extra zzzz's it needs!

And I have never heard of Caylus nor Red Tide. I shall now go to Google them both! Curiosity is getting the best of me!

itsjustmedaringtodream said...

PS: Happy that you are keeping THIS blog..I think it suits as well! :)

Tea Lady said...

Daring to Dream: Thanks for your comments! I don't know how long the red tide will last, but you should check it out one night! Its something else!

We often go down to SD to spend an afternoon there. I like the change of scenery from where we live, and we both like to get out and about :)

My husband is really into underground boardgames. Caylus is one of them - although its becoming more popular.

captaindecibel said...

I'm so glad you are keeping the blog!!

I wish I could see those "Red Tides"! They sound amazing. Although the name does conjure up an entirely different image!

Tea Lady said...

haha Rinsk. You are funny. Reminds me of Clueless' "Surfing the Crimson Wave"

captaindecibel said...

Exactly what I was think M!! :)

captaindecibel said...

Exactly what I was thinking M!! :)