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Everybody look at me..'cause I'm sailing on a boat

Posted Jul 08 2009 10:05am
Mother Nature must have received my nasty diatribe because the sun actually came out for an extended period of time this past weekend. DH, Mr. B and I drove down to the beach to spend the 4th of July with my family. Mr. B was in heaven..rolling in suspect things and chomping on crab shells.

LG, one of my childhood friends, also drove down for the weekend. She made us these delicious cupcakes. We decided they looked like boobies (cuz they do).

On Sunday, I went sailing with DH, my nephew and my brother on The Green Monster.

That squirrely looking exclamation point is my nephew's addition.

The sail was pretty big for me because the last time I went sailing, I was extraordinarily uncomfortable. That was a few summers ago, pre-neurostimulator. This time, I was actually able to enjoy myself (save for the few times we sailed into deep water and the theme song from JAWS popped into my head). We sailed to a little island and jumped off to explore ( everyone else jumped and I more or less fell...).

I found this sweet looking shell...

After about 15 minutes of snooping in tidepools, we clambered back on the boat and sailed back to the main beach (we saw 3 nosey seals on our return sail which elicited high pitched squeals from me but also served to make that pesky JAWS music just a bit louder).

After about 45 minutes on the sailboat, I would have expected to be stiff and sore but I really didn't feel too bad. I can honestly say that the stimulator helped me with the ride.

I wish I could have said the same for the crap-fest that was the drive home (stuck in traffic for many hours = bad, bad pain) but at least I could say that, earlier in the day, I was on a boat (and that's as real as it gets).

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