It seems that we are becoming an every-other-week type of blog. I didn’t intend for it to be this way, but life happens and work happens, and I just happen to keep forgetting to get this done on Tuesdays before 5pm. So, we’re doing our best to get the blogs out, whenever that is. Thanks for sticking with us regardless. : )
We made it to the boat this weekend and seamlessly fell back into our liveaboard life. This was the first time since December that we’ve actually stayed the night on the boat. It was great. It felt like home.
Unfortunately, due to crazy high winds and having just put up our bimini, we didn’t sleep very well due to the noise. But, that gave us the umph we needed to do the work on the bimini frame that we’ve been putting off. So, night two was a lot quieter and we slept a whole lot better.
Steve worked on some more electrical items, making the hookup for the fridge more secure and adding a hookup for the radio handsets we’re going to have this summer.
We cleaned, made the bed, got some things out of the boat that we didn’t need, and so it is now ready for us to move back on!
It’ll be another two weeks before we’re back, due to some family things we want to stick around for. However, I can’t wait.
The weather was good, the sun was shining, Buoy was happy. Things felt like they were back to normal.
We’re curious to see how it works when we’re both working from home in the boat versus how it is now in the cabin. I’m sure it will be fine, but we’re expecting an adjustment period. It is small, and doesn’t have nearly the acreage to roam on when we need a walk or to step away from our computers. I’m sure we’ll figure it out. Plus, I’m really ready to call the Bay home for a while this summer as we explore!
Luckily, no matter where we are we’re home because we have each other and our dog.
We’ve been spending a lot of time with friends in NC while we’re here, in hopes of getting all our friend time in that we can before we’re back in VA. We tend to do that no matter what state we’re living in. Because we move around so much, we just want to see our people as much as possible, so we tend to keep ourselves busy.
I will say, we cherish the slow moments.
Most Sundays (not all) are full of “planning to have no plans”. We love those days. Sometimes we even get them in the middle of the week. Of course we have to work, but the post-work relaxation really helps us rest up for the rest of the week. I just think that with all that’s happening in the world and our lives, that sweet, slow time (even if it’s only a few minutes) recharges me.
Truthfully, I was never one that needed recharging. I was an extrovert, probably to a fault, but that’s how I was. Once COVID hit, and we were forced to be alone or with a few select people, I’ve grown to appreciate the time I have with myself or in my own space just resting and recharging. And now, I love that part of my day/week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely still the extrovert from before, but I am aware of my emotional battery life a bit more than before.
So, we make time for ourselves and what we need. This life is nothing if we don’t take care of ourselves. So I hope you take care of yourself this week (and all the time). Give yourself what you need, whether that’s a scoop of your favorite ice cream, a good movie to cry/laugh to, a nap that makes you feel incredible after, or just a few minutes of breath work to bring you back to yourself.
One of my favorite breathing techniques that helps when I’m overwhelmed or tired or anxious (really any emotion) is this:
Breathe in for a mental count of FOUR. Hold that breath for a mental count of SEVEN. Release your breath for a mental count of EIGHT.
It’s incredible how quickly this calms me down, helps me fall asleep, ect.
Anyway, cheers to a week of beautiful moments and rest that helps you enjoy them.