Monday, July 20, 2015

California Dreamin, California Livin

Sometimes it feels good to put some chub on the belly. What that should be more accurately interpreted as is sometimes it feels good to eat what you want, when you want. For better of worse, that's the phase I'm in right now. (Not that that has anything to do with anything…)

Cafe Vida, Katsuya, Westside Tavern, Johnny Rockets Bacon Cheese Fries, Wood Ranch Grill, Banderas, DK donuts...

 We're just in California, living the California life. 

The kids have been playing a lot of tennis, which if we're being honest, makes me giddy. Like, I feel like they've fallen for my secret plot and I'm just in the background with my head thrown bad doing the evil laugh thing. But in reality, there's nothing evil about my strategy. In fact, it's straight goodness. I'm talking about an avenue to achieve lifetime family togetherness. A way for me to relate and interact to my 40-something year old children when I'm in my 60's and 70's. Do you see the genius in my scheming?!!! Back to the part where my kids have been playing a lot of tennis. Deeter and Kaia played a couple times and got over that initial hurdle of taking on something new. Dallin and Porter are easy sells as they love it and have even initiated tennis over other activities, namely surfing. They did get in a couple surf sessions so we can put a check by that bucket list item.

I've been loving the increase in my movie viewings. To date: Love and Mercy; Amy; Me, Earl and the Dying Girl. I enjoyed every single one of those. They've each been more independent type movies and each one has touched me. For me, that's the highest compliment that I can give a movie- that it touches me. Moves me to try to be better, to strive to be more. Or where it evokes enough emotion to bring me to tears. I've missed having some good movies in my life.

The kids have been reacquainting with their people out here and that warms my soul. A lot. Krewz, Zuri, Cal, Owen, Harrison…they've renewed all those relationships. And I've got see all of my people. Do you see how this is necessary and positive and everything else good?

While we're on a roll, let's not forget to mention the beach. We love the beach. Jumping in the waves, playing smash ball, basking in the sun…all of it. We've got to take advantage of quite a few beach days. If the sun's out and shining, we try to take advantage. This is probably a good time to mention that it never disappoints. I've said it before and will probably say it a million times more…Beach life is the best life. Huge fan over here.

And Dodger games. Yosh and I got in two, the kids one. Another LA must do that we done did.

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