What started as a morning of tribulations turned into one of the most renewing days I have had in a long time.
I had to wake up early and head into work. Although I had the day off, I needed to do a quick few things that I didn't get done the night before. After showering,primping, and dressing, (in SHORTS, finally!) I was already a few minutes late. Then I couldn't find my keys. Anywhere. After frantically searching the mess of clothes in the bedroom, under the mess of papers on my desk, and every other weird place I may have put them, I finally gave up. I was going to take Jordon's new car to work, which I haven't driven yet, but chickened out and asked him to take me. Jordon, up at 8:30 on a day off? Not an easy task. But he abliged, and we were on our way.
I owe our great day all to losing my keys!
After no more than 20 minutes at work, with Jordon waiting in the car the whole time, I was ready to start my official day off. And, to my suprise, so was Jordon! The weather was AMAZING. The first nice day of the year, at an almost too warm 95 degrees. We decided to head to the beach; our first long trip in the new car. We were a bit bummed that the stereo face plate we ordered hadn't arrived, but decided it was worth a shot to call the dealership. Good thing we did, because it was ready and waiting! So after all of our errand running, (cashing in our coin, getting insurance on the car, and grabbing a bite to eat,) we were ready to head out right at noon. NOON!! Usually we're still asleep at 12 on our day off. It felt great to be up and around with the whole day ahead of us.
So now we had a new car with a working stereo at noon. Why is this such a perfect time for a new stereo? "90's At Noon", of course! Every weekday our local alternative station has ninety's alternative for an hour starting at noon. I LOVE ninety's alternative. With a passion.
As we were driving, I couldn't stop grinning. My arm was hanging out the window the whole drive to the beach, the stereo was blaring, and Jordon and I were together. I truly felt like THE luckiest person EVER at that moment. And the day only got better.
When we finally got to Seaside, we decided to cruise a couple of shops before heading to the water. Now, for those of you that don't know the Oregon coast, it is cold. Usually at least 10 degrees colder than home, and a lot windier. And the water? Numbing. Literally. But today... no breeze and 95 degrees.
So after window shopping, which is always fun at the beach especially when we're feeling extra goofy, (which we were,) we went down to the swingsets that Jordon proposed to me on. Aww... Then decided to put a toe or two in the water.
IT WAS WARM!!! Pool water warm! A freakish phenomenon that I was so thankful for! We were water dogs for the rest of the day. Since we hadn't planned on getting wet, we didn't come prepared, but it didn't matter. Clothes and all, we chased waves, ran from waves, and splashed. And laughed, laughed, laughed.
After exhaustion had swept over us just like the waves, we headed in. The sun was still so warm and we layed on some benches on the seashore for a few minutes before deciding to eat and head home.
Yum, the best food I've ever had at Pig 'n Pancake gave me a full tummy to match my full heart. I found my self satisfied, content, and oh so sleepy, so we headed on home, our day complete. On the way home between dozing and sightseeing, Jordon and I reminisced about the previous 8 hours. Everything went absolutely perfect. It truly was a flawless day. We always have fun together when we go somewhere, but we DON'T always have cooperation from the rest of the world like we did today. Four days later, I still feel invigorated and excited when I think about our day at the beach. It really was just what I needed.
And as for my keys? I came home to a message on the machine from my mom saying I left them in the back hatch of her car, and a lady on the road followed her all the way to Costco to tell her they were there. What a releif! Like I said, a perfect day.