What can be more fun that taking a trip on the ocean in a sailboat? I can just hear the captain saying, “anchors aweigh.” The gentle rise and fall of the ocean waves, beautiful sunshine, listening to the seagulls, and feeling the gentle breeze on your face. I have never been in a sailboat, but this is the image that comes to my mind. Here however, is the picture my sister painted for me when she was on her trip to San Diego. A beautiful sunny day, just perfect for taking a small sailboat trip around the harbor. There were only four of them on the boat, besides the captain. They set out sailing and everything was going smoothly. When the captain asked if they wanted to head out to open waters, my sister answered, of course. She said that since she was in her 50’s and this was her very first time on a sailboat, she wanted to get the full experience. After all, who knows when the opportunity would present itself again.
So off they went, but as most of you know, it is a little rougher in the open waters than it is in a harbor. Still, everything is going pretty good till the wind quit blowing. No wind equals a boat that is stopped dead in the water. The sun was beating down, and soon my sister began to sweat. Then the feeling of nausea started setting in. Thinking it was from the sun, she asked for a Sprite hoping to settle her stomach. But that did not seem to help, so she told the captain they had better start heading back to shore. The captain checked for some sea-sick medicine, but there was none to be found.
One thing about a sailboat is that they are not necessarily very fast. In fact when the wind is not blowing, you have to tack back and forth. The nausea was getting worse, and then her worst fear soon started. She felt the need to “go” to the bathroom. If there is one thing us women hate, it is having to “go” in public, and this was very close quarters. She was trying to keep her eyes on the horizon, the only view that didn’t make her want to hurl, and trying not to give in to the urge to “go.” Sweat soon started breaking out all over her.
Finally the harbor was coming in sight, but the sun was starting to go down. But being a little wet from the sweats, it was time for the chills to begin. She made it to shore, just in the nick of time, and rushed straight to the bathroom. I know I shouldn’t have, but I belly laughed throughout the entire story. I really thought I was going to lose it when she said, “And I had on white pants.” Let’s be real, would that really have mattered if you had just “went” on yourself. Lol! I told her I was going to write about this, and she said go ahead. I can’t help but think the answer would have been different if those pants were not still white. Haha
Because I was a little long winded in my story, I am going to talk about the outfit a little differently. I will tell you where my items came from in this paragraph. And down below I will have either the exact link, or a similar one. After doing a 5K walk on Saturday, I didn’t feel like getting all dressed up. So I thought why not just do a casual outfit? Starting from the top, I have on a black v-neck, short-sleeve, rayon t-shirt from Cato. The necklace I have on is part of the Girl’s Best Friend from Premier Designs. The light distressed Boyfriend jeans are from Old Navy, probably from last year or the year before. The purse is a retired Stella & Dot called The Switch. My shoes are gray Converse sneakers, with a cute white polka dot accents. My bracelets are By The Book bracelets, and I wear these ALL THE TIME!
SHOP MY LOOK
Today I am linking up with Not Dead Yet Style. Be sure to check her out.
The comment section is at the end of the post, so keep scrolling. I look forward to reading all the comments, they make my day.
This is also something I WANT and NEED: I have added a subscription button to the blog, right under the recent posts tab. I would appreciate it if you would take the time to sign up. You will then be notified by email when a new post is made.
Be sure to follow me on Pinterest, Bloglovin, Instagram, and Facebook.
Please be aware that links to vendors may be affiliate links. I do benefit from your purchases through the links on the blog.