Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Not just for sailing

Here's Wifey one evening last week lounging on the boat. It was the perfect evening to pack up dinner, drive to where Sparkle Plenty is berthed, kick back, enjoy the scenery and eat. However, being that it was one of those days for Wifey, she chose to lie back and not kick back as seen here. ZZZZZZzzzz.

Owning a sailboat doesn't always mean that you're on the water and sailing. You can be on the water, not sailing and enjoy the Zen of just being.

That evening I spotted a Heron flying from tree to tree in search of the evening meal.

Here's Grace as photographed by daughter Dawn enjoying sailing. She hates wearing a floatation device but nonetheless managed to squeeze out a smile here. Whether to wear or not wear a life jacket is non negotiable on any craft Bob skippers.

It's Wednesday. Most teachers in our area are attending orientation meetings today and readying their classrooms for the first day of school on Monday. I can't believe that summer vacation for our kids is drawing to an end.

While losing Gracie to school is somewhat regretful I do look forward to shopping at Costco, Trader Joe's and other retailers without having to wade through kids who block the aisles, who whine, cry, throw tantrums and behave in a way that disturbs my Zen, my inner Chee when I'm out and about.

And with the opening of school there will be very few boats on the lake to contend with. The boat, Bob and nature. No one and nothing else.

Ahh, the peace. The quiet. It's going to be soooo nice.
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Joker_SATX said...

My big party day is Friday the 21st of August. That entire weekend I am going to get drunk like nobody's business...

I will blog about why soon enough...

La Roo said...

Don't you just love that Staples or Office Depot commercial, where the dude is skipping through the store with kids bummed lagging behind him. The song "it's the most wonderful time of the year" plays.

Love long skinny birds, they make me happy.

evalinn said...

Can I come with on the boat too?

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