Hello my dears! Just a quick one this week, as it’s currently 12:54 in the am, technically Friday morning. After I go to bed, and then wake up again this same morning, I will be officially, absolutely, unequivocally, on vacation. And it has been a *long* time since that’s been the case.
Shasta county for family fun times, followed by 4 days int he SF bay area, and then a leisurely drive home with a stopover in lovely Ashland. YESSSSSSSSS!
Le Love List
1. Candy-Colored Hair. I’m a busy lady and like many moms, I tend to fall into the trap of neglecting myself. It’s been . . . er . . . too long . . . since I’ve dyed my hair, but this morning during Waits’ nap I slathered my head with a layer of crimson pigment (Manic Panic, here’s why), and then after he went to bed tonight (~10 hours later), I washed it out. My quasi-curly locks are now a lovely shade of vermillion, and as always, I finally feel like myself again. *sigh*
2. VACATION. Seeing my dad. Seeing my brother and his wife. Waits playing with his cousins. Shasta in the summertime. Eating at my brother’s restaurant, where even though it’s in a tiny town in the way way rural mountains, he still serves tofu and sushi to cowboys – and they love it. Mountain air. Reading. Playing tourist in new co-ops. SeQuential Biofuel, an all-natural, renewable, sustainable, vegan-friendly GAS STATION (oh, Oregon!). California (my home state). The ocean. San Francisco and its quirky, hilly neighborhoods. Being unencumbered. For-reals relaxing. Seeing loved ones and dear ones and reconnecting with very old friends. The east bay, and taking my son to the places that I grew up loving: Tilden Park, Indian Rock, the Lawrence Hall of Science. Telegraph even though it’s cliche. The UC Berkeley campus. Memories of my mother. Haight street even though it’s cliche. Golden Gate Park. A super fancy-pants dinner at Millenium, where my very old friend happens to be the manager (serendipity, we were intent on going there before I found out!). All the amazing vegan food in the bay area. Our little Subaru that could. AC. My brother in Ashland. The Ashland co-op, my very favorite co-op ever. Getting home after an entire week away, and having a whole weekend to decompress from your vacation. Really happy dog kisses.
3. Veganism. Because now it’s 1:34 am and I know I’ll have to wake up on toddler time, but I do this pretty much every night and somehow manage to come up with all the energy I need. High-raw veganism is RAD.
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – tell me what you’re loving this week!
My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, please introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
I’m going to do my very best to maintain a posting schedule next week, but really who knows how it will go with life on the road! It all depends on wi-fi availability and baby nap coordination, so don’t go worrying if I appear to have disappeared. I’ll be back soon, and boy do I have some amazing posts lined up for you guys!