my turtle man at nautilus teachings

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some people
are turtles…
they walk slow
talk slow
drive slow
they are usually
very calm
think through
every decision
can watch a blade
of grass grow
and be happy
they will sit with
someone for hours
if needed…
what’s wrong with that?
NOTHING,
if you are 85…
i love my husband
to death
he makes me giggle
he’s supportive
giving and kind…
he works his buns off
every day
helping people
and i love him,
but
he
drives
like
a turtle…
i truly have to prepare
myself to get in the car
with him…
i begin breathing slow
calming myself
literally preparing for him
to notice
every single
cool car,
new sign
person walking…
it’s funny to me
because when i drive,
I DRIVE!

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yesterday is a great example.
i had to move moms stuff
from rehab to her living facility
which is all on fiske
because today she moves back…
i did the whole trip in 90 min.
he looked at me
and said,
“how did you get all that done
so quickly?”
men!
i
fucking
focused!
i had a job to do
and i got it done
so i could come back
type up his dictations
and get home to do laundry
and cook dinner…
i am still giggling
because
when he surfs
it’s almost perfection,
i love watching him glide
on his board,
when he listens
it’s 100%
although i can tell you
listening is his business
and so he already knows
what you are going to say,
so keep it short!
even when he cooks
its slow, meticulous
delicious…
my favorite slow thing
about him is
spa time…
now,
on friday -sunday
my hubby works like a dog
until spa time…
around 5 he stops…
he grabs his one beer
a water
his waterproof headphones
flips the switch on the bubbles
and heat
then slowly descends
into his spa…
within 15 minutes his head
begins to bob…
then very very very slowly
his body almost shrinks
down into the warmth
and boy do i giggle…
soon his head is down
and he is
OUT!

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when the kids are here
they giggle too
and ask,
“can he drown?”
i laugh
and respond,
“no…he may snort some water
but that would wake him up…”
20-30 minutes later-
WHAM
he wakes up
jumps in the pool
and is revived!
i love my life
with my wise
old turtle
he helps me
to slow down
relax
take life in
one moment at a time…
he has given me
such peace of mind
acceptance
and love,
EXCEPT
when he is driving
then,
this ole
artsy fartsy
slows her breathing
cranks up the music
takes his hand
smiles
and enjoys the
long slow ride
knowing
he is her turtle
and for that
she is grateful…

einstein turtle man=d
einstein turtle man=d