|"First Mate" acrylic|
My husband loves his boat. He loves boating. Me, I am not into boating all that much. I go, because marriage involves give and take. He’s gone to Horse shows, art galleries, and chic flicks with me, so boating is my give.
When we bought the boat my husband talked me into taking a Coast guard class. This class convened once a week for several weeks. I don’t remember how many weeks exactly. It think I blocked out that memory, but I do know it was quite a few.
I have sat through many a boring college class, and listened to monotone professors drone on and on about World War 2, but this class took the cake. Husband dear loved it…guess it’s a guy thing.
The class was separated into two-parts with the first being rules, regulations, safety, and techniques while the second part involved navigation and mapping. I sat through the part one, doodling and twiddling my thumbs and passed the test with flying colors earning my certification. I guess something must have sunk in. When the navigation part started, however, I just had to grab my purse, kiss my husband goodbye and go shopping while he learned how to find his way back without a GPS. (Which he uses exclusively now by the way)
We go boating at least once a week if it isn’t raining. I still don’t love it. The waves rock a bit too much when you are zipping along. I bounce up and down in the seats, and being as I am not exactly small-breasted, parts of me are bouncing that just shouldn’t be bouncing…I am thinking this can’t be good. Somebody might get hurt.
There is, however, another female in the house who just loves to go boating, and it just happens to be a four legged one. When my dog, Maddy sees my husband getting the cooler out and heading for the truck she is right at his heels. So my husband has a first mate…guess it’s not me.
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