We had amazingly beautiful weather in SF all weekend. I feel bad bragging– all your East Coasters are dealing with Sandy– and here we are in sunshine PLUS a Giants World Series win!! Good weekend to be in SF.
Speaking of the Giants, I wore my new Giants shirt all weekend.
Must have been good luck.
In an effort to spend time with Jared during peak training (1 more week until taper begins!), Charlie and I went with him to the beach to hang out during his open water swim. Yes, it was partly an excuse to go to the beach, but it was nice to be (somewhat) together too.
Charlie was pretty excited and made a mad dash for the ocean as soon as we got there.
Jared stayed onshore to put on his “gear.” I didn’t feel jealous that he had to jump in the 52 degree water one bit. Brrr. There were a surprisingly number of people swimming without a wetsuit. Lotsa crazy people in SF, geez!
Poor Charlie freaked out when Jared left and just sat watching the ocean waiting for him to come back. I don’t think he knew what the heck was going on.
We watched him swim for a little bit
While Charlie continued to keep guard. He literally would not move for a good twenty minutes.
I read for a while– This book, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, is for my book club, and I’m so glad we’re reading it– really good! It’s coincidentally about Hurricane Katrina (and a true story), which is so timely now that everything is going on with Sandy. Hope all you east coasters are cozy at home and don’t suffer any destruction.
I managed to get Charlie to leave and we walked for about an hour.
The park was packed with people (no surprise it always is on a gorgeous day) and Charlie and I walked all around before Charlie settled back down cuddling Jared’s clothes.
Finally, after what probably seemed like forever in dog terms, Jared emerged and the two were reunited
Salty, ocean water kisses all around
We made it back home jus in i to watch game 3 of the World Series and relax a bit. I had a great dinner of Farmer’s Market veggies– sautéed eggplant, kale, and tomatoes (the tomatoes were sweet and incredible!) before we left for a Halloween party.
The party was really cute and I’m sure I’ll recap a bit later, but for now, this was Saturday afternoon.
Also- I thought Caitlin’s post on time management was really great today. I’m going to try to track how I spend my week this week. I already know that my biggest time suck is commuting (duh) and TV lately (bad habit), but it’ll be interesting to see what else surprises me in my schedule. I certainly feel like I could have some additional hours of productiveness in the day and would feel much better and less stressed if I did.
– Do you own a wetsuit and swim in open water? Do you mind cold water?
– Did you watch the world series?
– Does your do have slight attachment issues like mine? I swear it’s something like “must keep the pack together!”
– Did you make it to the Farmer’s Market this weekend?
– Eggplant love it or hate it?
– Do you have a pretty good idea where you “waste” time?