Thursday, August 02, 2012

Show and Tell Friday!

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  ...and August! I can't believe it's already August!!! I've been at my "new" job 5 months now! Time flies!!!

 I don't have much to share this week.  Lauren had her wisdom teeth removed on Monday and now it's Wednesday evening at the time I am writing this and I am EXHAUSTED!  I don't do well with seeing other people in pain...at all!  I think I would rather be in pain myself than to see someone else hurting. Especially when it's someone I love!  I got so stressed out with all this that my back has been killing me all week!  It's 7:30 pm and I just want to go to bed right now!  When I get stressed that much my body just seems to shut down.  I would have never made it as a nurse, which is what my mother's dream was for me!

The weekend prior to Lauren having her wisdom teeth pulled I did have a little fun...



My girlfriends and I had a girl's night out at "our" winery. Perfect weather, wine, live music, dancing and great friends...loads of fun!  I never get tired of going there!

Then on Sunday, I went to Monterey, California....

...for a little bike ride!  It was very warm inland but just 30 minutes away, the coast was fogged in and cold FREEZING!  We had planned to go to Santa Cruz but when we saw the fog we decided to ride further down the coast to Monterey.  It was still foggy but we had a nice little bike ride along the ocean!    


After our freezing bike ride all I could think of was a big bowl of clam chowder so we went to Bubba Gumps. It's not the best clam chowder in the world but it hit the spot and warmed me up.  Who would think I could be that cold in July?  Yep, that's sometimes the norm on the coast in Northern California!  You never know if it's going to be fogged in or nice...I guess I should listen to the weatherman more often!



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38 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just look how fit you are. I am working on it. The older you get the harder it is.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Cheers Cindy! Looks like you had a great time in Monterey! Love the "bird on the post" picture!
Thanks for sharing! Have a good weekend.
Leticia

AshTreeCottage said...

Isn't it wonderful to have great girl friends! So glad you are having fun and sharing those fun times with us. That chowder sure looks good!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sherry said...

Hope you are feeling better! You look fabulous in each picture! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Karen said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better soon. You look great and it sounds like you had a good time in spite of the weather. Have a great weekend.Thanks for hosting.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You look wonderful, very fit and trim!! I don't bike out but I go spinning every morning at the gym. You girls all look great and I love a girls night out, so fun! Chowder looks yummy!! Thank you for hosting and enjoy your weekend too.
FABBY

suzyq said...

Looks like you had an amazing time!
Thanks so much for hosting - hope you're daughter feels better soon,
Big hugs,
Suzan

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Cindy. Fog is the reason we moved from Santa Cruz. As a kid it didn't seem to be that way but as I got older seems like it is there all the time. Our kids are there too, in Soquel, so we're down there alot. What a fun winery experience. You and your friends look very happy! Thank you for hosting the party. I'm glad to be a part of it this week..Happy Thursday..Judy

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Oh good thing you all had fun before the tooth-pulling!!! Yikes!
<3 Christina

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds and looks like you had an enjoyable time with your friends and the bike ride. I have had good and not so good clam chowder, so usually stay away from it if have other choices. Sure hope Lauren is feeling much better - been there, and remember what my daughter went thru.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses, and hosting again this week.

Mary Beth said...

Thanks so much for hosting...the roses are absolutely beautiful and the soup made me hungry! : )

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Cindy,
Thanks so much for hosting, hoping that your back pain goes away.

Blessings,
Linda

It's All Connected said...

Thanks for hosting! Now, go and get some rest! ~ Maureen

Jennifer said...

I feel for you and your daughter, Cindy. I more scared for my daughter to get her wisdom teeth out then she is. Mine were a nightmare and I can't stand thinking about her going through that. Your trip to Monterey sounds like a lovely time. That's one of my favorite places. I had the best clam chowder walking along the pier where they hand you samples of it. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for hosting this party!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hope your daughter feels better soon! Looks like a fun bike ride...and yummy chowder! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Anne said...

Thanks so much for hosting again Cindy! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Sarah said...

Looking great, Cindy. Love the area around Monterey. Hope your daughter feels better soon. Thanks for hosting each week.......Sarah

Heaven's Walk said...

Aren't you just the cutest thing! You are so beautiful - inside and out - Cindy. :) I love how fit and active and social you are!

xoox laurie

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you for hosting, Cindy! Have a lovely weekend :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Stephanie Hill said...

Cindy,
Thanks so much for hosting us! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
~Stephanie @ LadyWithTheRedRocker.com

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Even though the temps were cool, looks like you truly enjoyed your ride...and the hot bowl of soup!...
Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

Laurel Stephens said...

As I was reading your post today in front of the fan holding a glass of ice water to my forehead, I had to laugh at your freezing bike ride along the coast. Well, maybe sighing was more like it! :) Thanks for hosting your party today!

Trish said...

What great pictures Cindy! Thanks so much for hosting!

classic • casual • home said...

Looks like a fun time!

Vicki said...

For 50-something women, y'all look fab; you haven't let yourselves "go." You're one of the thin girls now, Cindy! Look at you in your black bike pants; woohoo! We've been having the smog/fog/haze down here in SoCal but the sun comes out midday and then we steam; sultry and humid and NOT pleasant, yet I feel I can't complain when I see 100+ temps in other parts of the U.S. And, ohmygosh, your poor daughter; how I remember getting the four wisdom teeth extracted all at one time (good thing they did all four, 'cause you'd never have gotten me back in there for a follow-up). It had to be done because I was having such jaw and ear pain...I was age 21...but I remember being so nauseous and sick coming out of anesthesia, then using the ice packs on each side of my face; most of all, reacting adversely to the pain medication which had codeine in it, which we found from this instance (never having had it before) that I was allergic to; couldn't stop my teeth from chattering and I was literally bed-ridden for a week to where Mom was getting me up and walking around so that I didn't weaken further. That was almost 40 years ago; I'm sure the procedures and drugs today are perfected from that earlier time. Unbelievably, my 88-year-old mother had two of her wisdom extracted in the dental chair with just local numbing as if it were the everyday-filling for a cavity; they say we don't remember pain per se, but she still talks about it to this day, as I guess life was a bit primitive in the early-1940s dental chair! Don't worry, your daughter is young; she'll bounce back fast. I worked with a woman who waited and then had no choice but to have her wisdom teeth extracted when she was in her late 30s and she literally thought she'd die, so I think it's much better to do at the younger age, even in these days but, oops, our sob-stories might be freaking out other readers, so I'll zip it without further ado!!

lulumusing said...

Speaking of cool, we had the fireplace going last night! I love it.

Rebekah Greiman said...

Good morning! It's really, really hot here. Like 116 degrees hot. I did a cool No-Cal & Low-Cal Summer Drink Round-Up (# 194 ) to hopefully help others that are in the same sweaty position. Have a good morning and thanks for hosting the party again!
Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Those wisdom teeth are no fun... I hope she's feeling better. Thanks for hosting!

Alderberry Hill said...

So happy for the party, thanks for hosting!
Hoping you have a fab weekend!

Elsie said...

Cindy I hope Lauren is doing better. I have never understood why they call those back teeth,
wisdom, I guess because you have
to be wise enough to get rid of them. Crazy huh! Sure glad you had fun before your nursing stint started. Looks like everyone had
fun with you. Hope you and Lauren have a wonderful weekend and relax.

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful roses! I love bike riding but not in the fog!! Thanks for hosting, Laura

Ready Home said...

Hope the weekend brings you restful moments. Thank you for hosting!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Something Special said...

I remember the coast of that area of California from when I was a young girl. My Grandmother took us kids to Half Moon Bay all the time to give my single mother a break. We would go up and down that coastline. I will get to bike ride the coast down south near Radondo Beach CA next month. Can't wait. my husband and I bike 9 miles early in the mornings here in Southern Nevada. We absolutely love it. I sure enjoy your posts and your blog.

Olah Momma! said...

Ohh, what fun. I miss the beach!

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Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Good to see you out and having a great time.

sparklegem said...

Your time in Monterey looks like a lot of fun. It's a reminder for me that I need to get out and be more active.