by Maxine Davis
Last week , “the Girls” and I went to the beach. We rented a house on St. Simons Island, a beautiful community on the coast of Georgia. Now I really don’t like staying “at the beach” when I’m not staying “on the beach,” but this time I did. And I enjoyed it. Sure it was a short walk every morning to the beach, but I did love it.
At first Iwas not going to go. Didn’t feel well, and couldn’t do much. It seems my pains and complaining for the past few weeks actually were caused by a hernia in my side. The doctor was going to St. Simons the week after I saw him and couldn’t do surgery. He told me I might as well go with my friends, too. He told me a list of what not to do and said he’d see me later this week. So what’s a agirl to do? Follow doctor’s orders!
I have told you of The Girls before. We four have known each other for over 30 years and try to go on a vacation of 3 or 4 days every year together. This year, the one doing the planning said it was the beach for a week! They assured me I would do no lifting and I was to be there!
I took two books to read – will give you a review at a later date – and my trusty computer to work on my own book. It was hit the beach early, read, nap, walk in the ocean, and do it all over and over again until early afternoon. A little lunch, a little wine and work on my book until dinner. Cook? Wash your mouth out. There are just too many good restaurants for that. The picture below is at Iguana’s Restaurant. Excellent.
My friends pulled the little beach cart with our cold drinks, snacks, towels, and a few necessities and even carried the beach chair I brought. No sitting down and pulling myself back into one of their chairs – that’s me, third from the right under my umbrella.
The afternoons were for whatever we each wanted to do. Some went back to the beach and pretty much did a repeat of the morning’s activity, some sight seeing for all, and me – feeling refreshed and ready to do some typing. Even after I got home, I still felt refreshed and ready to get some work done. I highly recommend a break to renew and rejuvenate. What helped you this summer to rev up life and writing?