Sometimes I just don’t know what to write any more. Sometimes I have so many thoughts I don’t know where to start. So I don’t. Other times I don’t have anything nice to say, so I try not to say anything. There’s a little bit of all of that going on right now, so I’ll just do another picture post of the weekend.
It turned out to be a great weekend. Everything went a little better than planned. Highly unusual. My car didn’t take nearly as long as they had predicted to fix/change the alternator. So I went to the gym for a strength workout and some pool time. Great way to start the trip!
The traffic was perfect, and there was a Half Price Book Store right across from the hotel I was staying at. Sweet. Had fun browsing, and got a few books. How can you resist when they are cheaper than magazines??
I chose to go to Chevy’s Fresh Mex for dinner. They have a salad I like. And who are we kidding? I really chose Chevy’s because I wanted to have some chips and salsa. Anyway, it is so interesting now that restaurants have the calorie count on their menus. The fajitas were about the same calorie count as the salad I had intended to get, so I ordered the fajitas. Thing is, nowadays I just want more veggies. MUST REMEMBER. I also don’t like that much bread, so I took some of the filling out of the tortillas and just ate it plain. The chips and salsa were excellent… ; )
On Saturday my mom wanted to go to Half Moon Bay for her belated birthday. After checking out the local thrift store (my mom is a big thrifter–that’s where I got it from–) we headed down to Pescadero, because she thought there was another thrift store there. Turns out the whole little town was having a “Barn Sale.” Kind of like a big garage sale/flea market. Anyway, it was a lot of fun looking around and finding a few treasures. Pescadero is also the home of the WORLD’S BEST BREAD BAKERY. I’m not kidding. All day long they are baking bread and bringing fresh loaves out. They specialize in sourdough bread, and have a big variety of ‘add-ins.’ Like roasted garlic artichoke. And parmesan herb ciabatta. Why do those varieties come to mind? Well, they just might be the two loaves that this ‘non-bread-eating’ girl brought home with her. They sell some of their loaves partially baked, so you can bring them home and finish baking them–just like fresh baked. They are all safely ensconced in the freezer for now. I did have two excellent slices before putting them away.
Anyway, it was a beautiful day, and being near the coast, flowers just grow like mad around there.
We went to Sam’s Chowder House (thanks for the recommendation, Pubsgal!) for dinner/lunch (it was 3pm, what do you call that?) And if you can believe it, I ordered a beet salad, and added a 3 ounce piece of grilled salmon to it. The salad was delicious (hey, Jill, it had pistachios in it–my very first pistachios!) and the salmon was absolute perfection. I ate some other stuff too. Never mind about that.
Our final stop was at the orchid nursery. I wish I could have gotten a picture that showed the enormity and beauty of this place. Row upon row of orchids, one more beautiful than the next. Here are just a few of them.
Here’s a shot of the sandals I got at the thrift store in Half Moon Bay. Very comfy, and I like the style too. BTW, those pants I am wearing are my absolute favorite white pants. I really like wearing white pants in the summertime. But they don’t always look that good. These pants are 100% cotton, but are a little heavier weight, and because of the texture of the cloth, they hide a multitude of imperfections. They are from Drawstrings of Malibu. I just ordered another pair from them.
All in all, I think I would say I was 80% pleased with my food choices this weekend. I came away knowing that I WANT to eat right, eat healthy, eat less. I WANT to, not I have to. I WANT to go to the gym. I want to swim long distances. I want to work on my core strength/balance. That is a good feeling, to confirm that I want to continue the healthy lifestyle. Even after all this time, I am still a work in progress.