Post 13: Merry Solstice

~Jen~

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or, at least for me, the best part of winter. Ahhh, the winter solstice. From here on out, the days will be getting longer. I have to agree with John Denver as sunshine on my shoulders does make me happy.

Carpet be gone.
Carpet be gone.

As you can imagine, buying a boat can suck up a lot of your time and spare money. In fact, you may have heard the phrase BOAT: Bring On Another Thousand. Well, at this point, that is overstating it a bit as we are currently paying our boat dues with elbow grease and sweat. Imagine us ripping the original 1988 carpet off the walls in the V Berth and the aft cabin (mold is gross) as well as playing detective, searching for a leak that is dripping water into Ruby’s room (V berth). Each project seems to lead to another not to mention the amount of dirt and grime that we are wiping out of the boat from the top down. And did I mention that the head is still not working properly? Arrrrg.

Downsizing, busy schedules, Christmas, travel, home (aka boat) improvements, money (or lack thereof) and not being sure of our ability to secure a place to live in the near future… nope, no stress here, none whatsoever. What’s our little tribe to do?

I have a few go to blogs, with one of my favorites being MamaNatural. I took a look to see what she had to say about stress relief. One of her suggestions is to “Bask in the Light” which really resonates with me this time of year. The days are officially getting longer, we are on our way to spring. What better way to celebrate the holidays and to destress than to picnic on the deck of our boat, soaking in the sunshine? Yes please. Fresh air and sunshine, that’s just what I need.

Merry solstice!

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