• Adventure

    Functional Fitness

    I have a number of friends who are big believers in functional fitness and who generally go to crossfit-style gyms for their training. Which is awesome. I’m all in favor of people being in shape. I think living on the boat, however, provides a different type of functional fitness. Last night, on a whim, I dropped by the local pilates studio to try a barre class. Geoff: Hehe, I’m watching the baby while you go to a bar. I’m sharing that on Facebook. Me: That’s fine, so long as you spell barre correctly. I’m not what anyone who does aerobics would consider in shape and at the end of the…

  • Adventure

    Snow

    “Mommy!!!!!” I had given myself permission to sleep in. With the time change, I was hoping to sleep in really late and the last thing I wanted was to get out of bed. We are at my parents and Skye and mom are good at entertaining each other. But no, she found me. She still has pajamas on, but she’s wearing her new wellies (bought yesterday on a whim because they were cute) and her backpack. She climbs in bed with me, but doesn’t want to cuddle. She wants me to get up! Mom follows her in a few minutes later and opens the window. It’s white outside. What? All…

  • Adventure

    A Side Trip to Disney

    I am a huge Disney fan and have been looking forward to taking Skye to Disney since she was born. Sure, she’s only 2, but that’s a great age to start! So we tagged together a quick trip to do Animal Kingdom with some other work-related events in Florida. Skye didn’t know what to expect, but she was happy to say that she was looking forward to Disney and she certainly knows who Mickey Mouse is. “So let me get this straight,” I’m on the phone with my mom, who is being regaled by Skye on the various things she saw and did while in the park. “You were there…