Keith and I are prepping for our trip down the coast, we are planning to make it to Santa Cruz in two hops, to Half Moon Bay for the first leg and then on to Santa Cruz the second leg. We'll have our two youngest on board and I don't want a repeat performance for them (i.e. stressful situation) so we are trying to determine the best weather window that aligns with the ebb at the Golden Gate. Our new backstay and lower should be back from the shop tomorrow so we need to get that back on the boat. We replaced all the line for the dinghy davits so that we can hoist the inflatable much more easily...this was on my wish list.
At work I've got a butt load going on with a production launch of a new application and the stress that comes along with that not to mention keeping the other half dozen projects all which seem to require a lot of tender loving care (and meetings!) moving forward. Sometimes I describe this as pushing boulders uphill and there is me running around catching each one as it slips backwards. Quite a vision huh?
On the home front I've been trying to find more dedicated family time. What is that you might ask? Well, since I work from home a great deal I tend to work ALL the time....like non-stop morning till midnight....to the point where my kids don't know what I look like without a headset on my head or a laptop in my hands. My children have told me they need me more and I'm trying my hardest to listen to them. Today we went bowling, the activity chosen by my oldest and cheered on by his brothers. We had a fun time and ate some really unhealthy food which the kiddos adored. The whole way back my kids kept saying over and over how much fun it was. Just a reminder that sometimes I need to stop, look around and just breath - and laugh a little with my kids.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.