Life Out Here

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Monday, October 24, 2005

My Lovely Weekend

I went to Poulsbo, WA and stayed in a bed and breakfast Saturday night.

Yes, alone.
No, Steve and I aren't fighting.

I get in my moods. I just want to go away, be alone, shop without feeling like I'm boring Steve. Eat meat! Sleep corner to corner in bed. Everybody needs time to themselves.

So I went out on the Olympic Peninsula. I caught the 10:40am ferry Saturday. I checked into the b&b around noon (I stayed in the Orchard Room), then headed to downtown Poulsbo to the Kenneth L spa. I got massaged, manicured and pedicured, which was biting off a little more than I could chew because by the time the manicure was happening I was antsy, hungry and ready to go.

After my spa treatments, I went to downtown, historic Poulsbo and had dinner at the Mor Mor Bistro. I will have to say, that was the best meal I've had in a very long time. Lobster filled saffron ravioli in a butter creme sauce (points don't exist when you're on vacation, remember?), a caesar salad, a glass of Cabernet Franc and a small, round chocolate mousse cake with chocolate shavings. Man oh man.

I headed back to the b&b and got out my guitar and paper. Part of the goal was to be productive (ALWAYS!) and get a few songs finished up and one or two new ones written. But I apparently relaxed too much throughout the day, because 15 minutes later I was drooling on my pillow. I was in bed by 9pm.

The next morning, there was coffee waiting for me in the guest kitchen. I had a lovely breakfast of granola, apple strudel bread, and fruit while I watched the fog and rain (it is the rainforest, you know). One of the resident cats, Basel, sat at my feet and purred. I checked out at noon.

Then I spent the rest of the day toodling around Port Gamble, a tiny, one street town that overlooks the water of Port Gamble (original, I know). There's 2 antique stores, a general store (the main attraction), a tea shop and a spa. Yes, a spa. These people have priorities. After my hour of shopping in Port Gamble, I headed back to downtown Poulsbo for more shopping before I caught ferry back to Seattle.

By the time I left, I had finished up a song, and started 2 more. So a semi productive weekend. But it's always nice just to be somewhere different for a couple of days. It breaks up the monotony.

And now I'm back at work. It's foggy today and cool. I like it. I think I'll stop and pick up a Duraflame log to burn this evening while I make dinner and watch Monday Night Football. Maybe I'll invite some people over, if Steve is okay with that.

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