Month: January 2011

Unwind, Recycle, Give

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1. Help others: If you've recovered from the New Year's weekend, gather up some canned goods and head over to Coronado Island Fitness anytime between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Drop off some cans from their list at the gym today for those less fortunate. All food benefits the San Diego Food Bank. You can continue to donate through Tuesday, Jan. 4. 2. See some art: Looking for something peaceful to do after the hectic weekend? View some art in the park today from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Browse through local artists' creations while enjoying the scenic view of Spreckels Park. This is a great way to wind down from the holiday season and spend some time with family. 3. Reduce, reuse, treecycle: If you still have your Christmas tree up but the brown needles are starting to get everywhere and the fr...

Ring in the New Year

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1. It's New Year's Eve: Tonight at the Del, enjoy a champagne celebration by the sea. Celebrations start at 7 p.m. with a champagne toast followed by a lavish four-course dinner and lots of dancing. This is a formal affair and you can still make reservations up until 4 p.m. tonight! 2. New Year's Day: Already have plans for tonight but don't know how to celebrate come tomorrow morning? Start off the new year with a big brunch at the Del. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. you'll enjoy seven stations of food made from fresh and local ingredients and, of course, lots of champagne. Make your reservation for this hearty New Year's Day event by tonight at 4 p.m. 3. Kids can enjoy the New Year: Want to enjoy the night out but worried about what to do with the kids? Take them along—sort of. The Del

Reflections on Growing into Navy Wifedom

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Happy New Year's Eve! Before looking ahead and setting those resolutions tonight, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the last year. So don't pull down the curtains on 2010 just yet. Hold off on popping open the bubbly, figuring out what to wear tonight, and watching the Times Square ball drop at 9 p.m. local time (new to me as a lifelong East Coast gal). This past year was definitely filled with big transitions, including being welcomed into the Navy. Since then, I've learned a few things about being a Navy wife: Why is my husband always surprised when I respond "absolutely not" when he suggests that we wake up at 0515 (5:15 a.m.) to work out before he goes to work? Not everyone's work day starts at 0730 and since mine certainly does not, I will relish in a couple extra h