It’s been so long! How have you been? What have you been doing?
Since my last Monday Musings, we took our first family road trip up the coast to San Francisco. It’s a tradition each year that my dad, my husband and I run the Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco. It’s a CAH-RAZY race that attracts all sorts of folks from around the world. Some are serious runners, some wear costumes and some wear nothing at all…seriously. We took Cecilia to continue the tradition and witness all the craziness. My dad ran the race, but my husband and I walked with the baby. I got some very unapproving looks from some for bringing a baby to the race, but I didn’t want to break such a treasured tradition for my family! My dad even got her her first 12K Finisher’s Medal. What other almost-four-month-old has one of those in her collection?
To get to San Francisco, we drove up Highway 101. Minus two 15-minute meltdown sessions, Cecilia was PERFECT and slept the whole way. I know she won’t always do this well on road trips, but I was so nervous about it and I’m just so glad that we all survived and she did so well. Next up in a few weeks is her first plane ride! Needless to say, I’m nervous about that one, too.
On our way up the coast we stayed at the Madonna Inn. I’ve always wanted to stay there and I’ll write a post about it soon.
While we were gone the Mad Men finale aired! I’m actually happy that I didn’t write about it last week right after it happened because it’s taken me this long to really think about it and read some of my favorite blogs and recaps. At first I wasn’t a fan, but the more I’ve thought about it, the more I liked it. What I didn’t like was that I thought it ended too perfectly for everyone (except for Betty, but even she was really at peace with her fate). Mad Men was always a show were perfection didn’t really exist, so I didn’t like that things were tied up maybe too well. Then I read an interview with Jon Hamm and he essentially said that just because we last saw the characters on their way to a happily ever after, doesn’t mean that’s how it actually ended for them down the line. Peggy and Stan could break up. So could Pete and Trudy or Roger and Marie. And maybe Joan’s new business venture eventually tanked. Hearing his perspective really made me think about things differently and made me feel better with how things ended. I’m still in mourning, though, that such a great show is now gone 🙁
This post is a little late today because last night I went to bed after 1am — and it wasn’t because of the baby! As you may be able to tell from the picture above, my husband and I went and saw The Rolling Stones last night at Petco Park here in San Diego. This was my sixth time seeing them and they were as awesome as ever! Mick Jagger came out to start the show strutting his stuff in a sparkly, purple ombre jacked. He’s a great-grandfather and can still rock it like nobody else! The show was awesome and I feel so lucky I got to see them again!
Right now I’m trying to crib train Cecilia and it hasn’t been successful. She’s been in her Rock ‘n’ Play since day one and loves it so much that she now hates her crib. She’s fine playing around in it when I’m trying to get her to sleep, but does not want to actually fall asleep in it. I’m trying to re-create the RnP feeling in her crib so I hope that starts to work!
I hope you’re enjoying your long, holiday weekend and that you start to cross things off your summer bucket list! I’ve already finished two of the 10 books on my list! I hope I can keep it up!
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