Guys, I can’t thank you enough for your comments, emails and words of encouragement on my post Friday. I read every word of every comment and feel so loved and supported. That’s all I could ever ask for going through something like this, so I’m giving you all a virtual hug back. Mwah! (I also listened to Jess Lively’s podcast at your recommendation and loved it! Can’t wait to listen to more of her shows.)
Friday Mazen and I drove down to Bald Head to spend a few days here with my parents and celebrate my mom’s birthday. We were hoping for balmy temps and sunshine, but we’ve been stuck inside with some chilly weather and rain. But our first night was beautiful!
We went to the Peli for pizza, salad and beer for a casual dinner.
We’re staying at the Marsh Harbor Inn as we always do, but I’m in a different suite then I’ve been in the past. Mazen has slept in the bunk room in my parents’ room for the past few nights, so I’ve had this glorious room all to myself!
Saturday morning I had fruit, eggs and coffee for breakfast
We didn’t do much at all on Saturday, which was our goal! I had leftover pizza for lunch – nothing more nothing less!
We walked to the Riverside shop and took Mazen out to the beach. I went for a run for about 45 minutes, but I don’t really know how far I covered. My Apple Health said I’d done about 7 miles at the end of the day, but I have no idea if that’s accurate or not!
We dressed up and headed to the Shoal’s Club for dinner. They have a new restaurant with a seafood-heavy menu. I just love how gorgeous it is on the point!
Flashbacks to my sister’s wedding!
We drank some delicious Zin –
Played monster games –
Shared a kale and crab salad –
And enjoyed Mahi Mahi with fennel and a spicy sweet potato cake –
Back at the inn, we sang happy birthday to my mom!! I brought this cookie-dough filled cake all the way from Sweethaus! Go big or go home.
Sunday morning we had brunch plans, so I had a light breakfast of hard-boiled eggs and fruit to tide me over-
I got in a little work. Work with a view!
It was drizzling rain and freezing cold. I tried to take a walk at one point and came right back inside, as I didn’t bring any warm clothes with me! Warm first day of spring it was not.
We went to the Club for brunch with none other than the famous CEO of Great Harvest, Mike, and his wife, Eadie, who have been coming to the island for decades like us. I consider Mike a good friend whom I hope to keep in touch with long after we move on from the Great Harvest network. It was such a fun coincidence that they were here the same time as us.
Brunch was delicious! I had a veggie omelet, a roasted quinoa dish, bacon, grits, broccolini and half a pancake.
I decided to get a slice of Toasted Coconut Cake at the last minute and am so glad I did – this totally exceeded expectations!! #vacationmode 🙂
Hope you guys had a great weekend too!