Today was my day off from running so I can be ready for my big 16 miler tomorrow (gulp!). That will officially be the longest I've ever run. I've trained for marathons twice before and BOTH times I made it to 15 miles in my training and then I got pregnant and had to stop! Attention women attempting to conceive -- try training for a marathon! :)
A friend at work is a photographer and he offered to take some headshots for a group of us women. I don't know why one of my eyes always looks smaller than the other. It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to take a normal headshot. I've come to accept this! Today was a very big day in our house...
Jon took the boys up the street to look at records, he got Croc a hair trim, and he let them pick out their very first PET!!! The only rule I had was don't come home with a fish. I used to have them and cleaning the tanks is quite a chore so those were off the table (along with cats and dogs).
The boys landed on two adorable red claw crabs. Their names are Mr. Crab (The Dude's') and Sharky (Croc's). Welcome to our goofball house little crabs!
Croc has only tried to reach in and crush them a handful of times so far :)
Jon and his friends planned to watch the big Mayweather fight tonight so he told me to take the morning off and do something I wouldn't normally be able to do with the boys. He bought me a membership to the art museum for the holidays so I decided to check out the new exhibit at the De Young Museum.
When I walked out of the tunnel into the courtyard I realized there was a race happening! Apparently it was the 420 Games which I'd never heard of so I looked it up and it's a 4.20-mile fun run meant to "de-stigmatize the millions of people who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle." It was pretty funny that every racer's number was 420. Just hearing the cowbells started getting me all excited for CIM! Only 99 more days!
I saw these yarn bombs on my way to the museum so I had to stop and take a picture. These kinds of random acts of awesomeness make me happy. I am a big fan of fiber art and is something I'd like to get back to doing in my spare time. (You know with all of that spare time I have.)
If you ever make it to San Francisco you absolutely have to visit the De Young. There's no excuse really because you don't even have to pay money to see all kinds of cool things there. Outside there is this crack that runs from the front sidewalk all the way around in a zigzag pattern across the front and over some climbing stones and back into the building. It's really fun for kids to follow the line! The crack was actually designed by artist Andy Goldsworthy. You can also go up to the observation tower on the top floor and see 360 degree panoramic views of the city. It will truly take your breath away, I promise you. I like to stand at the very tip of the pointy edges poking out -- almost feels like you're flying...
You could almost see our street from the view, and you couldn't miss seeing that heavy blanket of fog over everything. The fog is the best part of this city and when people complain about it I want to tell them to just go live somewhere else because this is not the city for you! I once saw a post on Nextdoor from one of our neighbors who was complaining about all the noise from the fog horns and I thought what?! The fog horns are the BEST!! They remind me where I live and that there's a whole world under the sea less than two miles from my bed! And there are boats working all night while I'm in dreamland. I love hearing those horns every night.
I heard the funniest conversation when I was in one of the galleries. A young boy said to his dad (I assume), "What's this?" pointing to a painting. The dad said, "I don't know. I have no idea. But it's art and that's all you need to know." Hahahaha. Shut up and like it, kid :)
So this weekend our beautiful city had a very weird thing happening in it. There were rallies scheduled in multiple parks which were organized by white supremacist groups. If you are a person who defends that kind of thinking, then I'll tell you right now this blog is not the place to come. I don't understand that kind of hatred-fueled rhetoric and I don't care what political party or religion you identify with, the basic values of kindness and love are ones that should translate across all lines. There were peaceful protests planned all over and one of them happened outside the museum. It was a 'babies for peace' walk and it was really beautiful to see how many people turned out across the entire Bay Area to show our solidarity with the minority groups that were being targeted.
There is probably nothing I enjoy doing more in life than going to a museum by myself. I love the freedom of staring at any one piece of art for as long as I want to without being dragged along by someone else. Jon knows it's my go-to place of contentment (which is why he got me the membership I think). Today it was a little different because I decided to spend my entire trip in one exhibit -- Revelations: Art from the African American South. The pieces were each so beautiful and powerful in their own way... from a room of handmade quilts, to black and white photos with racially charged subjects, to found objects turned into symbols of black slavery.
It was nice to come home and hug on these two boys. We had a really nice night just the three of us. We made pizzas and breakfast for dinner. Yes we had two dinners! I asked Croc what he wanted on top of his pizza and he said, "Meat Cookies!!!" which I assume means pepperoni :)
Do you enjoy going to museums? If so what is your favorite?
How are you spending your weekend?
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