Yesterday was just one of those days.
You know…the kind where things don’t exactly start out the way you were planning and then you just have this feeling in you that its going to be an interesting day. But not in a good way…
I woke up at exactly 7:15 am yesterday (Saturday), which was exactly 15 mins before I needed to be out the door on my way to the airport. I have myself to thank for that since I waited until 11:55pm the night before to do my workout. I didn’t finish until almost 12:45am when I finally showered off and then eventually got to bed at who knows when.
I had even set two alarms – one at 6am and one at 6:15am so that I could get a couple things done before heading to Cali for the day. But of course, I missed both of them and somehow bolted up at 7:15am when I heard a noise outside my room. I washed up, threw on my clothes, printed out some papers, and was out the door by 7:35am.
About half way to the airport I realized I had forgotten my breakfast that I had packed. My mom had even specially bought me a fresh wheat bagel from Panera that morning and I had packed a small tub of almond butter along with some watermelon and cherries. I was looking forward to eating it on the plane. Needless to say, I was super bummed.
But whatever, I got over it and figured I’d just have a better rest of the day. But for some reason I just had this odd feeling in the pit of my stomach. And it wasn’t hunger. For once.
A couple hours later we arrived at LAX and headed to pick up our rental car.
After waiting a good 30 mins or so (the guy at the counter was highly interested in golf and had a long conversation with my brother about his clubs and such…) we got in our car and headed towards Mission Viejo.
I guess that solved the matter as to what that weird feeling was I had in the pit of my stomach.
After exchanging information and all that hubbub, we were on our way once again. This time we actually made it onto the freeway
We made a quick pit stop at Trader Joes (!) where I picked up a few snacks before heading to my grandpa’s place.
Those ‘cats cookies for people’ are ADDICTING.
Finally we made it to see my grandpa – the sole purpose of my trip to Cali!
It’s been a while since I’ve seen him and it was nice to spend an afternoon with him. I think that’s his favorite beanie because every time I see him he’s wearing it I guess he’s where I got my love of hats from!
Before I knew it we were headed back to the airport. I guess I was just shaken up from our earlier accident, or I just never paid attention before, but there are some crazy drivers out there!
Our flight home was an interesting one. We flew by some massive clouds that were constantly lighting up with lightning.
It was so constant that I could take photos with my camera phone. We were actually flying so close to it, it was making me super nervous. Plus all that lightning and the winds was making the airplane shake.
Eventually we flew into a massive cloud where all the flight attendants had to take their seats in anticipation of some further turbulence. I’m never excited to hear that because it basically freaks me out. I hate turbulence. With a passion.
We landed smoothly around midnight and headed home. Let’s just say I was glad to call it a day!
Do you ever have those days where you feel like somethings a little off?