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Friday, August 7, 2009

A Sporting Friday Five

Matriarch Aunt Julie with Joanna and the Beloved at Rehoboth Beach, DE. where I did not swim in the Ocean but did swim in a swimming pool-and celebrated my 60th birthday! I'm the one on the left back.

Sally posted this wonderful Friday Five "The first picture is of Wildgoose, the second of an Albacore, at first glance there might not seem much difference apart from the sail colours, but there is much more room for my long legs in the Albacore!
So why all of this boaty information? Well because sailing is a family passion, we love the water and the wind, and take delight in the fresh air and quiet, but also in the competition, striving to do our best!
How about you?"

1. Is there a sport/ hobby that is more of a passion than a past-time for you?
When I was younger ( I didn't just say that! And had a house by the ocean, I sailed, too. I had a partner who had a 19 foot O'day Mariner (this is important information to sailors) and we would take day trips in the Great South Bay to the Hamptons and around Shelter Island. Often we would meetup for picnics with groups of women who boated from various places on a remote beach on the island. I wish I had pictures.
Now I swim, but I do not compete

2. Outdoors or indoors?
Then outdoors, but now both

3. Where do you find peace and quiet?
In the water

4. A competitive spirit; good or bad, discuss...
Neither, just not for me.

5. Is there a song a picture or a poem that sums up your passion ?
See the swimming song in a previous post.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glitch in the PROJECT

As I was sitting in my 7-yes- 7 hour meeting today, my iphone started boinging. This is the designated call for my overactive beloved. I excused myself and answered. "There's a problem." she said. What, I said-I was in the middle of this meeting. I seems that the co-op beach house cannot be rented-an important feature if we should want to retire someplace else and cannot sell it.
Thank God we're seeing our therapist on Saturday. Mine is in Brazil for the month!
Stay tuned...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Update on the latest PROJECT!

Illustration Joanna and Beloved getting ready for work in their new Beach Palace

Beloved and I have been looking for a weekend place to supplement the tiny, 500 sq. ft."hut in the sky" where we currently live. To give you an update, we were perfectly happy, well not perfectly...but we lived-not together in two seperate states until for about 12 years, 6 years ago when we got married for the first time (another long story.) We had been looking for a place in NJ and in NY, but had been been unsuccessful (another long story which will go untold unless you come to NYC and have-at least coffee with me.)

On the virtual eve of our first wedding, I opened my big mouth and said, "well, why don't you move in here until we find a place." As I saw those words floating out of my mouth I wanted to grab them back and stuff them where they came from, that romantic part of my brain, just about to get married, for the first time, but not the last, although to the same person. Since that time, things have been, well...crowded.

About a year ago, I was talking to my therapist about how this introvert was feeling so dissatisfied and spending a lot of time in the bedroom with the door closed-read L of the L shaped studio made into a bedroom. How there was no relief from sound of smells-BL loves to cook smelly food, loves to talk on the phone, loves to do lots of big things that match her big extroverted personality that I love.

So into couples counseling we went and hence starting searching for a supplemental/ beach/weekend, yet commutable place. We would keep our hut as our main residence.

I think we may have found one.