Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to all. We're all together again, and loving every minute of it. OK, well, not every minute :) The girls still have their little "arguments".
We made our 2nd round trip to Buffalo, to see my family. It was good seeing some of my sisters, and their families last night. The "kids", are not kids anymore. Amazing how fast they grow. Thanks to Robin and Chuck for hosting again. Sorry we missed Lynn, Bill and the girls.

The girls are home, and bouncing in and out with friends, and we're done traveling for the holidays. I just want to sit back, relax, and maybe get a few chores done, but without the stress of deadlines. This is a good time to melt away some of the stress that seems to cling to us during our daily routine. I can escape the auto industry until Jan. 4th.

Nicole brought her dog Mo, home with her. He's a cute little guy, and very well behaved. Kind of nice having a dog to pal around with again. We keep calling him "Murf", as he looks so much like our last dog.

We can't forget Chewy, who couldn't make the trip, and had to spend Christmas in a kennel. Knowing this cat, Kelly is going to have a fun time when she gets this feline home. I'm sure Chewy is already plotting the payback she's going to deliver.

Well, "Cheers to you all", this holiday season. Someday soon, we will blogging from the water, and not from the dirt. Preparations are being made  :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vitamin D

So, as the winter months arrive, both Deb and I start to feel, well, kind of crappy. We always thought it was just the cold, the snow, the gray skies, the miserable shoppers, the treacherous driving, going to work in the dark, coming home in the dark, ice storms, and no sailing.
Well it's not that at all!  We lack vitamin D! Actually we lack a lot of vitamin D. Deb was really low, and that can explain a lot of things going on, but I won't go there. Maybe I just did. I was told to start taking it, as I was very low too, and Deb has to mega-dose. All the aches and pains are not all due to old age creeping in. The generally low level of energy and the blah's, that we've been feeling, have a lot to due with low levels of D. We need sun!  Twenty minutes in the sun gives you all you need for the day. If you are in the northern latitudes, you can't get it from the sun during the winter. I guess pills will have to get us through to May. Now I understand why so many cruisers feel so great after they sail away. It's not the lifestyle, it's the sun!  OK, the lifestyle is pretty cool too :)

So, for all you miserable assholes north of latitude 35... you need more vitamin D!

Google vitamin D, or read this.