NoNoWriMo – Day 4
This weekend the clocks “fall back,” and if the October snow this past weekend didn’t drive the the point home enough that winter’s just a breath away, shifting of the clocks does it. And even though I’ve been back in NJ for 10 years now, the coming of winter on the east coast always gets me a little nervous – I don’t do as well with less light and more cold.
The good news is that I’m back in the full swing of exercising, and I know that will continue to help the mood – and I’m gearing up for the Miami Mara in January, so that time in warm weather will be a welcome thing.
In the meantime, I took a trip down to the beach today for a bit of a bus-man’s holiday wrapped up in a beach adventure. Time at the beach (no matter what the season) is always restorative for me.
The company I work for supports New Jersey’s professional producing theaters. Two of the members theaters are way south in Cape May, and I don’t get down to see their work very often. One reason is because they’re nearly 3 hours away, the other – they produce most of their work in the summer season when hotel rooms are wildly expensive – and if I’m going to schlep all the way down to Cape May to see a show, I’m not schlepping back the same day, so a hotel’s a necessity.
That’s why autumn is a great time to go. I snagged a hotel room right on the beach (if i’m going to stay at the beach, i definitely want an ocean view and want to fall asleep to the sounds of the sea). The hotel fits the budget (ie: cheap) – and it had little mini-suites, but the bedroom is at the back of the suite and the lounge is at the front. Luckily, the couch is equipped with a pull out cot, so guess where I’m sleeping? You got it baby: on the pull-out cot. Not the most comfortable thing, but for one night, I can do it.
I checked in just in time for sunset (yum), and then zipped out to see the show.
All bundled up now, the door to the balcony’s open and I’m going to sleep to the sound of the waves. Sweet.
(ok, not quite 15 minutes on the page, but … sleepy, and i make the rules to break ‘em sometimes …)
Today’s springboard: Write about the changing season on the way …