T – 3 hours

May 18, 2009

lest the local economy be disappointed that josh and i are going to be dumping our vacation cash in another state, we did our best to stimulate the NC businesses yesterday. the damage included:

☆ brunch @ coquette — crepes this time
☆ a design history DVF-style wrap dress from uniquities (on sale for $47!)
☆ tickets to star trek which i didn’t think was the best ever, but tolerated.
☆ a napa/sonoma guidebook, plus the geography of bliss to read on the plane
☆ this handy pad for the fridge

whew. josh also unveiled his bday gift 3 days early because he wanted me to have it for the trip! i now have 2 pairs of beautiful simple earrings to complete my CA wardrobe: a pair of tiny titanium hoops and some sparkly studs. i love both!! josh has never picked anything out for me that i didn’t think was perfect, and his record remains flawless.

packing procrastination
despite my best intentions (i DID make a wardrobe plan!) i succumbed yet again. in fact, i am not yet packed now. but this is about to change since our plane leaves in 3 hours! CA HERE WE COME!



workout: 8 miles — 4 outside in CH (9:20ish pace) and 4 on the treadmill (9:13/mi). i am so slow these days, or my footpod calibration needs tweaking.


  • Reply claire March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    bon voyage! take lots of pictures and have fun!

  • Reply Denise March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Have a great trip! I highly recommend Unti vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley – small winery with delicious wine! Drink some wine for me!

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Hi! first time posting but been following your blog. On Thursday, check out the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) for lunch/dinner or Downtown Healdsberg for great walking around and dinner/dessert.

    My fiance is from Sonoma County and we love visiting these local places whenever we get the chance.

    Have fun!

  • Reply Susan March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Have an AMAZING time!! I love the “Dinner” and “Not dinner” phrasing on the pad…straight and to the point!

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Have an awesome trip! Can’t wait to read all about it. You guys are going to have a blast.

  • Reply The Happy Runner March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Have a great trip!

  • Reply Jess March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    You are going to have so much fun! Can’t wait to see the pics.

    I hate packing too. People have been asking me if I’m packed for Europe since last week. Who packs that early? So annoying.

  • Reply atilla March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    good wine good food good rest good vistas maybe a little scenic running who could ask for more

  • Reply HangryPants March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Have an amazing time! I can’t wait to see all the pictures.

    And re: your Naturally Thin comment – I definitely agree that many of her suggestions such as tasting small amounts of things do not work for active people. I am in the middle of the book and will do a full review soon!

  • Reply da March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Have a wonderful vacation! Don’t forget to call on your birthday to listen to the Magical Music Box if you want another year of good fortune 🙂
    L, da

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