Yes, this will be a little whiny. Sorry, in advance.

My wife, Cami, came home from a five-day cruise last week with three days left of Spring Break. We had planned to go to the beach, go explore a state park, and maybe even try to get a sailing or kayaking day in. Instead, she progressed from “sniffly” to “blah” to “feverish” to “asleep for 14 hours straight.

She was feeling well enough to go back to work on Monday, but by then, my allergies were starting to kick in. I’ve been hovering in that “no-man’s land” of just sick enough to be sluggish and disoriented, but not sick enough to really feel too bad about myself. It could be a lot worse.

Our new (to us) boat: a Columbia 7.6 m sailboat.
Our new (to us) boat: a Columbia 7.6 m sailboat.

But this lingering “blah-ness”, combined with the fact I’ve not slept for more than two hours at a time for the last four days has certainly disrupted what started out as a really solid writing week.

I had a deadline to meet today, and I met it, but I hope I don’t look back at the cover letter that was requested (as a key component for applying to a writing/educational opportunity I’m really excited about) and think, “Oh, man…that was the Benedryl talking…”

I hope things are a little better in your slice of the world.

On a brighter note, here is a photo of the sailboat Cami and I purchased and are learning to sail on. She is just a hair over 25 feet (a Columbia 7.6m, to be precise) and we’ve been out on her a couple of times with her (now former) owner. We are docked at the St. Pete municipal pier and are looking forward to spending some time in Tampa Bay this spring and summer.

(According to the BMV, she’s a “classic” because she’s older than 30 years, AND she’s classified as a YACHT…so I can now sit around the Country Club with Worthington Bottomtooth and brag about cruising in my Classic Yacht…)

I blogged a little about “Making Your Some Day TODAY” a while back, and mentioned there that sailing has long been one of the items on my “some day” list. I’m happy to have taken another step toward making that a reality.

Have a great evening, and Happy Writing!

Sick of Sickness
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  • Unfortunately, I relate to the “blahness” state; my acupuncturist told me that she’s treating a lot of people for depression following the daylight savings time switch … man’s hand messing with nature, in my opinion.

    Congratulations on the sailboat. Does she have a name yet? I’m so glad to know that I’m a ‘classic’ too – imagine that!

    Hope you feel better soon; holding thumbs that you get the job.

    • I think we are all feeling a little “classic” these days, yes? I wish we’d just stay on DLS time all year, actually, but that’s just me. I like the later sunsets and later sunrises. We lived in eastern Indiana when they didn’t go on DLS, and the birds would start chirping at 4:30 a.m. in the summer…

  • Sorry for the blahness! Living in the Pacific NW and the land of no sunlight during fall and winter and early spring means a lot of us live with SAD. Praying for sunlight, spring and continuing supplies of Vitamin D!

    If the new woman in your life is a classic at over 30 years, what’s my category at twice that plus 7????? I’m betting something fantastic, right?

    • Yeah. Classic has a whole new meaning for me now, hitting 40 last December…haha.
      For ladies, though, I think the term is “classy”. 🙂

  • Hope you feel better soon honey.

    Here we’re all just suffering from S.A.D because most places have still got snow. We need some sunshine!


    • We’ve had plenty of sunshine, thankfully, but the wind has been a bear, and the air temps have been chilly for those of us who are used to much warmer days in March. I would, no matter what, prefer this to snow and ice, so I won’t complain much.