victoria_klein Now that I live just 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean, I should visit the beach more often. I've decided it's time for my 1st walk to the beach! I'm leaving home now + am quite amused by standing on our Marine Corps doormat with Vibrams on :) 2y
  •   victoria_klein @cindy_qc Already done :) Plus, I stay in the shade at every opportunity. 2y
  •   cindy_qc good girl ... looks beautiful in your new hood. 2y
  •   victoria_klein @cindy_qc The new hood is awesome - lots more trees in our new apartment complex + being so close to the beach/downtown Oceanside is great. It makes me happy to think that we'll be spending the next 3 years here :) 2y
  •   beaubaloo Semper Fi! 2y
  •   victoria_klein @plumorchard Semper Fi! Ooh-Rah! :) 2y
  •   beaubaloo Hubs retired after 28 years! He'd still be in if he could have stayed in. We never lived anywhere as cool as where you are! Jealous. 2y
  •   victoria_klein @plumorchard Ooh-Rah to your husband (+ you!) for serving so many years. There's no way I could stand the military lifestyle for that long, but we are enjoying the journey while it lasts :) 2y
  •   beaubaloo Thanks! (sorry I just saw this!!) anyway, thanks for you both too. Go USMC! 2y

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victoria_klein Obligatory adorable Monster photo. He's sitting in his favorite place in the new apartment (ANY apartment, really) - in front of the open patio door :) 2y

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Nashville Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Sun tea round 2 - this time, with raspberries! :) 2y

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Nashville Victoria Klein
victoria_klein My jasmine rice is in a half moon shape (or maybe a swan ... or a dove) ... is that a good omen? :) 2y

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victoria_klein I made sun tea by myself for the 1st time 2 days ago (I usually make it with Mum) ... I'm surprised it has lasted this long (aka its AWESOME) :) 2y

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Earlybird Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Packing begins today for yet another move ... can't remember if this is #16 or 17 for me. Is that weird? :) 2y

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victoria_klein Fuzz bomb! :) Why he insists on doing such cute things, I'll never know. 2y

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Valencia Victoria Klein
victoria_klein I adore the tiny, tropical flowers printed into my dark chocolate bar :) 2y

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Sierra Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Monster, making himself at-home in my husband's lap :) 2y

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victoria_klein My husband is reading a book instead of playing a video game ... the end of the world is nigh! ;) (+ Monster kitty is being adorable, as usual) 2y

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Brannan Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Yes, those are sunburn blisters on my left shoulder (less than 24 hours after getting the burn). No, I'm not quite sure WHY I'm sharing this with you. 2y
  •   victoria_klein @alyssagillespie0522 Ouch indeed! Not the first time I've had them, but they are never pleasant. 2y
  •   alyssagillespie0522 That looks extremely painful :( I've never seen someones skin do that before. 2y
  •   victoria_klein @alyssagillespie0522 Painful, yes, but it will only last a few days. It is a sign of a more severe sunburn, but not quite sun poisoning (I had that once too - THAT is EXTREMELY painful) 2y
  •   yanobobano Ouch I got those a couple times and then I started using super spf sunscreen. 2y
  •   victoria_klein @yanobobano Even with SPF, this can happen to me. I think Southern California sun is just too strong for me, haha 2y
  •   victoria_klein @mr_rad I've used aloe before - it helps a bit, but it also dries my skin out some. Now-a-days, I use coconut oil :) 2y
  •   yanobobano Same for me. I have to use 50 or higher... Even in the shade! 2y
  •   victoria_klein @yanobobano Glad to know I'm not the only one! ;) 2y

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victoria_klein Another week, another bunch of beautiful peonies. These are the same type I had in my wedding bouquet - I love walking by + smelling them throughout the day :) 2y

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Sierra Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Aaaaaand I did it again. Damn you, skin!! I wore sunscreen all over my front ... but forgot my back + stayed out longer than I should have (over 3 hours!) :( My last sunburn was just finishing peeling too! I've decided that as a gal of Swedish/German/British decent, I'm not meant to live this close to the equator. Just need to survive (literally!) the next 3 years in SoCal before I can retreat back to my northern East Coast haven, haha. (P.S. Thanks to my husband for taking this photo) 2y

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victoria_klein It's been awhile since I posted a picture of my fluff-tastic kitty ... so here's a fresh one (with some artsy filtering) :) 2y

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Amaro Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Waiting for my husband to get off work, reading, + watching plants sway in the SoCal breeze :) 2y

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victoria_klein Got my quarterly haircut today - lost a few inches + feeling spectacular! :D 2y

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victoria_klein 1 of 4 cupcakes left over from my birthday yesterday = great afternoon snack/treat :) 2y

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Walden Victoria Klein
victoria_klein Another beautiful bunch of peonies for this week - darker + smaller than all the others so far this year ... funky :) 2y

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victoria_klein What do I want for my birthday dinner? Italian, of course :) 2y

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victoria_klein Birthday cake is nice, but birthday cupcakes are simply spectacular :D 2y

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