So when is a Monday better than the weekend it follows? Not very often. Today is one of those rare days. I’ll take it.
Friday, I packed my bag, my laptop and netbook, both Nooks, and headed to the Outer Banks. I arrived at the hotel mid-afternoon and checked in to the quaint little inn and dropped my stuff in the room and walked down to the beach. The dunes are tall in this part of the NC beaches, and the waves are pretty calm. Lots of evidence of recent hurricanes and flooding is still strewn along the edges of the walkways.
The hotel was small, cozy even. It provided (from 2pm until 9pm) free fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, fruit, freshly popped popcorn and hot cider. Free hot coffee and tea 24/7. And a free breakfast! Clearly, winter is the time to go to the OBX! I wrote a little while, propping open the door to my room so I could listen to the surf. Then I napped. Then I checked email, fb, etc. (hey, I’ll admit it). Talked to the family.
Late Saturday night, I crashed. I woke up in time to see the sun rise– I had left the curtain open so I could see it (I knew it would wake me up). SO pretty. I enjoyed the hotel’s free breakfast. They had a small fire in the fireplace and it was rather toasty. YAWN. I wrote a little while, then took a nap. When I woke up, I felt like I had been hit over the head with an anvil. repeatedly. Now, I had a cold, but this was like a mega cold x 10. UGH. I took meds and tried to rest. Eventually, it became clear to me that I wasn’t going to be thinking or writing anything while feeling so poorly–so I packed my stuff and went home. UGH. Not a fun end to the weekend, but at least I did get some writing done. And at least I slept in yesterday instead of having to drive back from the OBX. Today, on this cold rainy Monday, I am MUCH better. 🙂