Another day of motoring - yuck. Last night the wind picked up and we
sailed all night. It was lovely particularly when I was off watch and
could catch some peaceful sleep. By the time the sun was up and the heat
set in, the wind died. I mean died. We have big pond conditions out there
right now. Actually there is a big swell which would be terribly
uncomfortable if we weren't motoring.
The VCR is acting strange again and the laptop is out of commission!
Aargh. I have been playing with Jonah all day. He is going through an
attempt at control the Mommy and Daddy but we are trying to be firm
without keelhauling him. He has come up with some humdingers - including
stamping his foot and saying in a proclaiming voice "I make the
rules!". We are somewhat successful at the insistence on asking for
something before whining and crying. We did a bit of school today and he
was pretty good but I get so mellow on a passage - I just feel like lying
in bed or the cockpit and reading.
I think we have another 3 days to go till we get to Suvarov. I am glad we
will be staying a week before pushing on to Samoa. It is my birthday next
week. I am at an age where birthdays are celebrated by the decade (this
birthday is not one of those) and mostly with other aging friends with
whom one can get drunk. I have had a blast this last year perhaps I would
like to have not been such a ninny sometimes (gee that goes for my whole
life) but hey - I am on a lovely yacht traveling the world with a
wonderful husband and a sweetie little boy. So I guess all I can bitch
about is the southward drift of body parts.