Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ice Dives and Being Thankful

I do not like ice dives.  The coldest water I have been diving in is about 4 centigrade - which is about 39 Fahrenheit.  Any way it is calculated, it's pretty darned cold.  It gives you brain freeze.

It is a shame because this means that I would not willingly go on any expeditions to the Antarctic and would therefore miss seeing sights such as this:


I feel bad for the stupid and slow starfish and sea urchins that froze to death.  I also feel bad for the underwater photographer that had to be under the water to get that shot.

I have a massive crush on the narrator David Attenborough.  He is well outside the age bracket for "men within my age range I might run away with" but he is the lone exception and I adore him.  I would even do an ice dive for him.
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It is Thanksgiving in the US.  It still continues to NOT be a holiday over here and I was at work today.  That doesn't mean I am not thankful for all the many many blessings in my life. 

My entire family is still alive and healthy.
I am healthy.
I have a husband of many many years that I love and still loves me.
I have lovely lovely friends.
I am employed.
Diving seems to have taken a larger part of my life as the years roll on and I am thankful for that.  I will continue to enjoy diving until old age and infirmity stop me.

Life isn't perfect, but it is awfully close!   Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

1 comment:

tom said...

Happy Thanksgiving!