This last week has provided conditions that were a little more than expected. After sailing the VX One this weekend, I had planned on sailing Sunday and Monday but both days brought wind speeds above 20 knots, keeping us Sarasota sailors on shore. While I wasn't spending time on the water, I began working on a school project for my English class. Oddly enough, this project did not directly pertain to the subject material we were going over in class; the assignment was to grow a yam or sweet potato and bring it in to school on the turn in date! So I planted my sweet potatoes and now they have grown into decently sized plants. This project has kept me busy and provides a suitable and productive distraction from my daily routine. Needless to say, while I'm not sailing I'll be tending to my sweet potatoes!