Saturday, October 27, 2007

Shiny Happy Thoughts

5th Avenue from the Rooftop of the Gaslamp Plaza Suites with
San Diego Bay in the background

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired so I wanted to post about good stuff. I just found out that our third annual San Diego trip is a go. I'm very excited. We are going the first weekend in January. Well, I am going the first weekend. My Sweetie will already be there on business. What a great way to ring in the New Year! It's also a great way to celebrate being non-smokers because as most of you know, California is a non-smoking state. I am looking forward to experiencing all my favorite bars and restaurants from the inside. I remember passing lots of lovely bars when I'd go inside a restaurant to use the bathroom. Now I will go inside and park my butt at these places and enjoy them. If the weather is great we will still take advantage of all the outdoor seating, but this time it will be a choice. We won't have to sit outside. I think my favorite part will be waking up and not stressing about being presentable enough to go to the rooftop to smoke. This trip, when I wake up, I can stay in my pajamas as long as I want to.

The last two years I planned something particular to do, and I already had a few ideas, but now I'm thinking I may not plan anything. I mean we only really have the one day - Saturday. And just since I've typed all of this, I'm thinking maybe we should stay at a different hotel. Maybe on the bay? I've already found two that look interesting. With marina views, no less! Okay, now I am even more excited about going. I really love the Gaslamp District, but the bay and marinas? I think it's time for a change of scenery and one of the hotels is very close to the Gaslamp District. As a matter of fact, I believe it may be the tall building on the left in the picture up there. Anyway, I'm glad to have something fun to look forward to.

The weather here has been SO NICE! It's sunny and in the low 70's and it's been day after day of this and is supposed to continue. I love sitting out on the deck in the sun and not getting hot. And it's in the 40's at night so sleeping has been really really cozy. It gets down to about 69 inside which is 4 degrees lower than summer air-conditioning. I could live with this weather forever. Well, I suppose you always need rain eventually.

I'm going to get and carve my pumpkin this weekend and start working on my yard ghoul. I guess the pumpkin part will happen on Sunday because my husband, oh so very subtly, said, "Now tomorrow you are going to rest and take it easy." That's his way of saying, "Don't plan on anything for tomorrow because I plan to vege out and play video games all day." He's so cute.

So anyway, I can breathe again, I have my San Diego trip ahead, the weather is great and I have some fun crafty halloween stuff to do. Life is good and I'm going to enjoy it. Even if it kills me!


JR's Thumbprints said...

I've been keeping a mental count of how many work days I need to get through before I leave for Texas.

I like the counter above your blog; perhaps I'll start my own for retirment. Eighty & out - meaning I have ten more years to do (sounds like prisoner talk).

Anyway, good for you on the nonsmoking adventure.

Scarlet said...

We're carving our pumpkin tomorrow and lighting the pumpkin-scented candles.

Enjoy your Sunday and all your fun, crafy Halloween plans!

Jocelyn said...

So many people are so enamored of San Diego that I know now I need to get there.


geewits said...

~~I hope you will get to have weather like we have been having. And tonight they said it will continue for the next week. Houston is more humid, though.

~~Pumpkin scented candles? Do you mean pumpkin pie? I can't think of what pumpkins smell like. I got a start today on my yard ghoul. I'm looking forward to finishing it tomorrow.

~~It really is a great place to go. There's so much to see and do and the weather is nearly always perfect. I'll probably wear shorts.

Jammie J. said...

Ummm, California is NOT a non-smoking state. As of right now, it's the smoking-est state I know. HA HA HA!!

Sorry, I just couldn't resist a little fire humor. It is just soooo bad right now, our poor kitties want to go out in their cat run so bad, but we have it closed off, it's just too smoky.

Anyway, YAY! You're coming to California again! YAY! San Diego is soooo fun... :) I ♥ San Diego. Oh, and hooray for late mornings (or morning) in your jammies. :)

Pumpkin carving? Well, that's on our agenda to do tomorrow, too, and we're gonna watch Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin while we do it. And I'll probably let our little girl kitty have some raw pumpkin, she likes it and meows for it. :)

geewits said...

~~Well if you get a wild hair and want to drive down I think we will be at the Marriott on the bay. I'll know more later. It would be fun to meet another blogger!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That Bay idea sounds great! Especially if you haven't done that before....San Diego is such a pretty place...And so many things that are wonderful in that area...!
Good luck with your Pumpkin Carving!

Hey, I met Jeanette and Tony lsst night....! So now I have met 4 different bloggers, "In Person"!
It was really lovely to send a little time with them...I hope they come down to SD while you are there!

leslie said...

Oh, the Marriott is fantastic! We stayed there and had a view over the bay and Coronado. Swam in the pool and lounged and relaxed. So nice! Congrats on not smoking - just think, you can smoke another way! *hee hee*

geewits said...

~~That's great you met Tony and Jeanette. I had recently asked her why you two had not met. I know they would be fun to meet!

~~Did you guys walk to the Gaslamp District? It looks like 4 to 6 blocks. We can always take a cab, but I love the Gaslmap District. And I am looking forward to the view. We really don't have much say as it is a business trip/perk type thing, so I hope we get to stay there.

Josie said...

Geewits, I don't know whether it's my sick sense of humor, or the Tylenol 3s I'm taking for my broken rib, but when I read your line "California is a non-smoking state," the first thing that popped into my warped mind was, "Well, it's been smoking lately." Now, everyone is going to say, "Isn't Josie insensitive?" Well, I couldn't help it, it just popped into my mind.

It's always fun to try a different place to stay. San Diego has some gorgeous marinas. I'm so jealous! Lucky you. You're going to have a wonderful time.

geewits said...

~~I hope to have a great time. I'm guessing you didn't read Jeanette's comment?

Josie said...

Hmmm, I missed it. I read all the others. Well, I guess I'm not the only one with a warped sense of humor :-)