How today started out...
I decided to take Daliya and go meet a couple of friends out at the beach. I was already out driving when I decided to go, so I went without even checking that I had sunscreen in my purse (bad idea - I didn't have any and Daliya and I both ended up pretty burnt, and I can tell you first hand how sad it makes a mama to have a toasty red little girl who can't even get comfortable to sleep!)
We ended up going to the wrong beach somehow and after driving around and around finally figured it all out, and an hour and 15 minutes later I spotted my friends' cars along the side of the road. I made a quick U-turn, and then CRAP!!! Just like that, my car sank right into the sand. I was like, you've got to be kidding me!!! I sat there for a minute having absolutely no clue what to do, when Daliya started getting all worked up and crying in the back because she was "all done" being in the car. I stood up and realized I needed to pee so bad after driving for so long and was going to eventually have to go find a discreet spot to go pee out in the open (no bathrooms anywhere remotely near this part of the beach).
So I put my hazard lights on, grabbed Daliya, locked the car and went to find my friends. As I crossed the road, SPLAT!!! More CRAP!!! WHAT!!??!! Seriosuly???!!! Yeah, that's what went through my head as this crazy bird kept circling around my head!! Then, well isn't it good luck to get pooped on (by a bird!), right?
Anyway, some amazing friends (and one stranger who parked a little way behind my stuck car!), helped me get cleaned up, watch Daliya, and even get my car out of the sand! I'm so lucky that even though I might have felt completely dumbfounded and like I was in a silly movie or something, I never had to feel alone for a minute.
Thank you to my wonderful friends Ashley, Elisabeth, Sacha, and Jen!!! You rocked my world today each in your own way - or rather, balanced it back out to even better than normal!
On another note, in case you're wondering, I'm not ready to share the exciting news that really made my day today, but I'll just say this: I will be seeing my LA peeps a lot sooner than I expected, and Daliya and I are going to be doing a lot of traveling - just the 2 of us (so wish me more luck!) - in the months to come.
Only downside is we will miss Jordan so so soooo much whenever we are away from P'cola! ;-(