Any first day off has to start with sleeping in, and at least this part when as planned - it was 9 am before I got up and got the coffee pot out of the cupboard over the fridge where I stored it months ago, knowing there was no point in keeping it on the counter when I'd be making coffee at work every morning. After that I messed around on the computer, working on getting my Story Corps interview into a podcast I could post on make available on-line for my family to hear.
My vision for my first day off was a bigger hike - at least Ballyhoo, possibly Pyramid, and then making a batch or two of soap in the evening. While I did work out quite a bit, it was in the form of 40 miles or so on the recumbent bike then a long dog walk with Goldfish and Chico. And instead of starting a batch of soap, I read and called my sister. All in all, a great day off though, and my batteries are charged to get the end-of-month reporting out tomorrow!
I also find myself way ahead on pictures, I'm not blogging enough to get ones I like posted so I'll try to blog more often. This sea lion was not actually yawning, he was giving Chico a piece of his mind the other day while we were walking along the beach at LSA.