plimsoll mark...

friends let’s review our nautical vocab words for this week...

mainstay, figurehead, steerage, limpet

ok, so i actually know one nautical term... plimsoll line. i have a little post it note on my desk with the word “plimsoll line” and the definition of it is hand written by myself on this little scrap of paper. and i kept waiting for the word to come up in this week’s nautical terms word of the day list. but it didn’t. it is such a GREAT word and the only nautical term that has become near and dear to my heart...

so i will have to introduce the word “plimsoll mark” to you myself... you just can’t count on “word of the day” to do everything for you anymore... so dear blog readers let me introduce my friend PM to you...

plimsoll mark... a load-line marking on the side of a ship's hull. It shows the draft a ship can be safely loaded to under certain conditions. The draft is the depth to which a ship sinks in the water. The position of the marking depends on the type and size of the vessel. A ship loaded "down to the Plimsoll mark" carries the maximum weight of cargo. Any more cargo would lessen the ship's chances of a safe voyage.

yeah, i am up to my plimsoll mark today. and i so want a safe journey...

along with that description of plimsoll mark on a little scrap of paper on my desk is this quote from somewhere...

“He has not promised us strength for tasks that we take on without His direction”...

ummm, perhaps could that refer to blogging about 40 women in 40 days? yeah, maybe.

so in order that my ship might not sink, i am not adding another thing to do today on top of the things He has called me to today... which is my moms in touch prayer group and preparation for my middle school girls Bible study at the house this afternoon.

so no new entry today.

and i won’t take any keelhauling about that.

wow, up to the plimsoll mark and i can still work keelhaul into today’s post. i am just that good. and just that ocd...

see you tomorrow when i have a lighter load...

stay above the plimsoll mark...

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