Laguna Beach, Manhattan Beach, San Luis Obispo
Good morning ladies!
This weekend has been so full. It’s been good.
I’ve just learned in the book that I am reading, Soul Keeping, that there is a difference between busy and hurried. According to my book, busy is: a full schedule; many activities; an outward condition; physically demanding; reminds me I need God. On the other hand, hurried is: preoccupied; unable to be fully present; an inner condition of the soul; spiritually draining; causes me to be unavailable to God.
Wow, I just loved this! I am absolutely in a busy season, but this busy season has brought me joy, a sense of great fulfillment, and has absolutely reminded me that I need God. In fact, that is how I start each busy day: with God, asking him to help me arrange my time..
All that said, allow me to share with you my full weekend (F-M).
Friday morning I had my regular coffee date with friends at 6:15. I came home afterwards, worked a little while, and then headed out for Laguna Beach. I met my friend Simi for the first time Friday. We met through our blogs, and have developed such a sweet friendship.
For lunch, we went to La Sirena Grill in Laguna Beach with a group of her friends. We both ordered the Wild Salmon Salad. It was delicious. After lunch we grabbed coffee and walked/talked on the beach. It was such a nice time!
After my time with Sim in Laguna, I made the drive to Manhattan Beach to have dinner at my friend Maria’s. She made me her amazing Polenta Pizza and we talked well into the evening. Maria and I could sit and talk for hours, it is always so sweet and fulfilling getting to see her!
I didn’t actually take photos Saturday, but it was a great day! I woke up, went to book Group (where we are reading Soul Keeping) and then came home to hang with my Hubby. We ate lunch at home together, went shopping for a bit (I got these new Skimmers!), and then landed at our friends house for a BBQ. There, I tried my first Angry Orchard Hard Cider (yum!) and had some great girl time. We went downtown Ventura afterward, grabbed a drink, and called it a night around 11.
Sunday we woke up bright and early (7:30) and hit the road for San Luis Obispo. We arrived there at 11:00, just in time to attend Church at Mountain Brook. We loved this service! Eek, so happy about this 🙂 This photo is from their photo library.
(Listen to this service here: TRUTH #3: PERSEVERE THROUGH THE TESTS)
For lunch, we went to Urbane Cafe where I ordered the Urbane Cafe Salad with Balsamic.
After lunch, we checked into our room at the Apple Farm. SO cute!
We relaxed and watched football for a bit, and the hubby fell asleep. I went exploring our room (we hadn’t stayed in this one yet) and just HAD to get a photo of this crazy shower for the blog. Haha!
I literally sat on the shower floor to take this photo. Proof 😉
When the Hubby woke up we walked around Downtown and landed at Eureka! for dinner. I ordered a fig Burger. Oh me, oh my! Fig with goat cheese & meat. Heaven. This baby was piled high with arugula, too. So good!
Monday we woke up around 9:00 and cozied around in bed until 10:00. I finished the last of my Bible Study and M watched a morning TV show. He loves to watch TV on vacation because we don’t have TV at home 🙂
After I dropped M off (appointment) I went to Starbucks to work for a few hours. I got exactly what my body wanted. A blueberry scone with black coffee. I ate this first before starting work with no distractions (just like I eat my other meals).
After my scone I got to work. Still had lot’s o’ coffee left 🙂
I just have to show you this… Ah! Remember my Calendar I showed you a few days ago? A Client made one for herself while she planned a special “stay cation”! She shared this with me. So pretty!
By the way, so many of you asked. I used Numbers for Apple. Basically, it’s the Apple version of Excel. They have a pre-made template for “Daily Schedule.”
When Marco was done with his appointment, we grabbed lunch at Chipotle before driving home. I got a burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, veggies, lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole. I also shared a few chips & guac with my Husband.
Upon arriving back in Ventura (3 hours after lunch) M dropped me off at my Bible Study.
Snacks of the night were chips/crackers & dip. I had a few of each.
We didn’t eat dinner until 8:00, but it was perfect timing since our entire eating schedule was a little late yesterday 🙂
I made us shrimp stir-fry with homemade fried rice and sautéed cabbage. So yummy!
To end the night, a sweet crispy apple while cuddled up on the couch watching “About A Boy” with my Hubby. This is on Netflix, and is incredibly cute!
Stay with me through the week as I update you on more new happenings!
Love, your Coach Paige