Winter Blues

This blog is about living aboard a sailboat. Currently, baby and I are still up in Washington with my parents. Therefore, it is incredibly difficult to write insightful or interesting posts about sailboat life when we are staying in a house! Hence the blog hiatus these past few weeks. My apologies. Winter has just been so long and boring! I can’t wait until spring.

So without a boat to worry about or work on, what have I been up to? Here’s a visual:

novels

Minus the sleeping part. W is over a year old and STILL getting up 2+ times per night. I have to have faith that one day I will have my sleep and my sanity back. This can’t last forever, can it? Parents who have been there, please post your tips for getting baby to sleep through the night and nap for more than 45 minutes at a time.

In other exciting news, I am close to a release date on my second book! I’m working with my editor at Wild Rose Press right now to finalize Sonder Village and get the blurb/cover/date details to post here soon. Insane person that I am, I also decided that now would be a good time to start on a third book. I figure the more work I do now, the more time I’ll have for sailing come spring and summer! In between novel projects, I’m also doing content writing for extra $ to pay off the boat quicker.

W and I are really missing Conor and trying to stay busy. This should be the last long-haul separation before Conor leaves the Marine Corps, and I can’t say I’ll miss this aspect of our lives. I can’t remember a time in the last eight years when we haven’t had a training/trip/deployment hanging over our heads. Other military wives, you know what I’m talking about! I’m just daydreaming about cruising to the Caribbean one day to get through these next few weeks!

Love,

Taylor, Conor, and W

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6 thoughts on “Winter Blues”

  1. I’m not a military wife but I am a military husband (wife’s Navy) so the separation does suck, but you have your own life and W’s, which should keep you busy and looking forward to getting back together- Glad you’re hanging in there. Even here in San Diego, lots of rain and cold weather on a boat is depressing and dreary- As for getting them to sleep through the night, sometimes we let the little ones just cry a bit and self-sooth and they fell asleep on their own. Sometimes not. Theres no majic, just happens I guess. Hang in there, he’ll be home soon- Chad

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      1. We’re going in the yard in early March and michelle retires in July. We leave in nov, I’m ready for warmer weather! You guys going south or going to the 9-5 drudgery? Is so,,,,save and save and then leave on your own terms

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