Adventurous, Escapist, Generalist & Enthusiast

Yep, that’s me. I just took an Enneagram test for fun. I don’t really like tests, being boxed in and defined. But, I have to admit this is too darn accurate. Now what? I guess it’s really good to stay mindful of my strengths and limitations. The following defines me so well. It all sounds so great but being spontaneous and free-spirited isn’t easy–especially when you are the mother of an Aspie. Ideally I would have stuck to my dream of being an adventure travel photographer. I’m still pursuing adventure travel and photography but they are still quite separate-at least …

hygge life

We’ve been spending time at home more this winter because of the rains. Even when the rains stop, we can’t get in the ocean because of the runoff from the urban areas. So we put on a fire, do some crafts, make some movies, listen to music, cook, bake and …

Low tide play

Jim woke up really ill this morning so we decided not to go to the boat today. I spent the morning ordering and inventorying engine parts on my new What’s On My Boat? app. After the kids did some chores we headed to San Gorgonio Park to shoot hoops and …

It’s not easy being green

It’s not that easy being green; Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that. It’s not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other …

Tahiti Iti

We had been looking for an offshore cruising sailboat for awhile when we discovered one for sale in Tahiti. It had a great layout and seemed like the perfect boat for our family. Both kids would have their own stateroom and it satisfied other technical requirements we desired including a center cockpit. …

childhood portraits

I haven’t taken straight forward, soul-baring portraits of my kids in soooo long, I can’t remember the last time I did it-maybe a year ago. It’s such a bone of contention between us. Merrik is very uncomfortable in front of the camera. He is self-conscious and feels like everyone is …

Know that feeling

Do you know that feeling? The one where you have been dreaming about something almost your entire life-at least since you were 14-and then that dream becomes reality? Well, I do and it is amazing!! Thirty five years ago I had a dream to own a sailboat and sail it everywhere. Then just …