Tuesday, March 12, 2013


My birthday is in the end of the January and we're usually so worn out from the holidays that we don't do anything big to celebrate (thank goodness!) This time around I asked for a weekend of sleep for my birthday, so we headed out of town in pursuit of a stretch of sleep longer than four hours at a time.
We started off indulging in sushi and then headed out to a fantastic dive bar.

The next day, we had planned to do our own things in the morning, meet back up for a couples massage, have lunch, then head out for a leisurely afternoon of wine tasting. 
But, that didn't happen exactly. Either the sushi or the two drinks I had after the sushi sat wrong with me, so I spent the morning trying to settle my stomach by sleeping. It was funny, I've had food poisoning before and I've had a hangover (or two) before and this didn't match up with either of them. My only other guess is that my body let down because I was relaxed and knew the kids weren't depending on me (just like my first getaway after Spencer). So, I didn't get my long beachfront run in that day, but Travis did get a surf session in with a great friend. 

I pulled it together long enough to fully enjoy my massage, but I could only eat a few bites of lunch so I abstained from the wine tasting. Poor Travis was forced to drink all the wine and give me notes. I still thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the sun and just taking time to visit with friends and strangers. I ended up going to bed at 7 and sleeping hard all night. I woke up feeling much better and took my beachfront run (a little slower than anticipated, but still completed it!)
We also had a really nice birthday dinner with my family and lunch with Travis' parents. It is always nice celebrating with family, but it was also really nice taking time for myself (next time, I'll stay away from the sushi!!!)

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