during the next 5 trips to Southern California (inspired by my reoccurring mid-week homesickness) is…
Find the beach. (I know where Huntington Beach is, but it’s a bit far, and I know there is one closer, I just need to get directions). So I can take a walk, .Or a run. Or just sit and watch the waves after work.
Go out to dinner alone. With a glass of wine. Gasp. This one scares me. But it’s been on my list f-orever. And I figure I really need to get ‘er done and off my ‘alone’ bucket list of sorts.
Find a good wine store. Raid it. Stow (or check with my luggage) some goodies for home (since I clearly can’t get half of the delicious wines at home that I can get here. Stupid laws).
Get M out here. He’s NEVER been to California. This must change. Thinking Memorial Day weekend as I might need to be here for back-to-back weekends (are you hearing this Erika? If you guys are around, would be so fun to go to Temecula and San Diego…that’s what I was thinking anyway)
Enjoy my new 24 Hour Fitness temporary gym membership (courtesy of work!). I went to my first class this morning at 5:30 and it just felt so good to get a good sweat on. Must do more of that when here and take full advantage of my ‘gym mecca’ I can’t get at home (ANOTHER thing I can’t have there! wtf!)
Be okay with some extra alone time at night. Veg. Away from the laptop. Read books. Watch trashy TV. Why not?
Did I mention have a glass of wine? Perhaps room service style too…(clearly have wine on the mind on this winesday!)
Am I missing anything? After writing this, I already feel better. I feel motivated. I don’t want to waste the time I do have out here because, let’s face it, I am lucky to have the chance to see a place I wouldn’t normally get to, unless on my own dime. So, enough wallowing, enough homesickness, let’s enjoy it a wee bit, shall we?