Here's the vacation route planning I've done:
We're taking off wednesday night at roughly 8pm. earlier the better probably, just to try and get more breaks in for liquids and stretching. Judah's sleeping in the car is also a major consideration. We've got the packing list down, but we still need to figure out some house sitting issues- feed the cats, pick up the mail sort of stuff. It looks like it's shaping up to be fun, and something we both need. For Rosemary, work has been pretty trying, which thankfully she'll be quitting after another month or so to be home full time. Both of the places I selected to stay at are within a block or two of the beach, as well as within walking distance of downtown/the boardwalk. I'm looking forward to some good beach time. We'll be going to the "famed" Monterey Aquarium as well, with some of Rosemary's relatives that live down there. I'm hoping Judah does well, but I'll definitely be bringing some books in case.
Don't qoute me on it, and I'm afraid I wont follow through, but I've actually thought about running on the beach in the mornings for a little bit to just get a bit of cardio in. I definitely need it, and I usually HATE running, but running on a beach always has a lot more appeal. Warmer, better view, more fun, you get to watch the people, hehe. So it probably wont work since I'll sleep in and we'll have Judah, but it's just one of those things I want to keep hoping to do.
Life has been rather interesting the last week or so, since learning my mom has breast cancer. She is engulfed in a whirlwind of emotion, and my Dad is learning to deal with emotion in a new way as well, which is probably rather difficult for him. I'm very glad that they have a great support network of friends and family around them, but I know my dad usually internalizes his emotions and goes it alone, and I'm hoping he doesn't. I'd hate for him to try and deal with this by himself, when there are others that are also dealing with it. I guess it's kind of an Ochs male thing, but we don't have a lot of good friends, y'know?
Anyways- we're excited to get away and have a relaxing vacation (the aquarium is the ONLY thing on the agenda besides checking out two different sides of the bay). Pray for my mom. I love her very much, and it's hard to see your mommy be so hurt and not be the wonderwoman you've seen your whole life. She will persevere, and she knows it, so pray that her whirlwind is overcome by the peace of the Lord and the strength of her Father.