Well, the gamble to motor two days north in hopes of finding this mythical wind, has not paid off. While we are finally sailing again with our parasailor, the wind machine has not been turned on like we had envisioned. Still, we are making headway at 5-6 comfortable downwind knots.
You know it’s a slow news cycle when today’s highlight was cleaning the master cabin head. Linen scented Clorox, purple flavored Mr. Clean, a roll of paper towel, and fresh floor mat really does wonders on a small space. So we got that going for us. That “oh so clean feeling” should last approximately eight more minutes, give or take. We are still working out this whole local time business. Ahab made the executive decision to just go for it and jump ahead to Zulu time – that ‘s Greenwich mean to you land lubbers out there. With three fewer (or is it “less”?) hours to work with today, and the fact that the kids slept a bit late, things were working in my favor. Breakfast became brunch, lunch vanished (sorta like the wind around here), dinner came early, and sunset was now at 9:30. I opted again to go with Mother-of-the-Year worthy parenting by providing the kids a nutritious brunch of Fruit Loops (sans milk), followed by dessert of only a single pack of M&Ms. Today’s educational highlight was the practical math problem of dividing said candy equitably amongst the three boys. That’s the key with homeschooling – make it useful. Luckily we are already finished for the school year, so this was more of an extra credit problem. They are really over achievers. We are looking forward to our arrival in Horta, sometime in the next month. The boys are eagerly planning their mural design for the marina wall. Nothing like getting ahead start on next year’s art curriculum.
Ali …. you are such a pro with this writing business, and I’m extremely impressed with your housekeeping duties as well. I must remember to purchase those ingredients for a clean bathroom, it must smell lovely. Love the home schooling activities and fully expect those boys to be growing like weeds with all of the nutrician too .. you are one cool Mama !!!!!!
Looks like another 4 – 5 days gets you to the Azores, even if the winds stay gentle (not such a bad thing!!)
Just finished planting 12 of my 14 window boxes on our second story porch. Luging a zillion flats of wet annuals and gobs of potting soil has been the pits. Looks nice though. Have a nice rest of the day. Hugs.