Day 9 – Symphony of the seas

Diamond Lounge – excellent place for lattes in the morning…


at this point, the days are sort of blurring together for me, no surprise there. By the time I sit down to the keyboard, I have almost no recollection of the day. Today this is a good thing since I wound up with a bit of frustration. The Women’s College (US) Basketball Championships started today. The Men’s are being carried on the ship’s TV – the Women’s aren’t. After much help from both my son and husband over WhatsApp – I managed to get logged in to our ESPN account through Xfinity/Comcast to verify that I was in a blackout area for the broadcast. Not for the Men’s mind you, but for the Women’s. 

Argh.  I may complain to the ship about not carrying both since I think it is a matter of choosing what they will pay for over the satellite. 

Otherwise, it was chat with a few people in various lounges, move from the Card Room on 14 when it became too noisy to my cabin to Dazzles for the stitching group, then back to my cabin to avoid the crowds. In summary there are about 5k worth of passengers plus 2K of crew. Of that. 3xx Canadians, ~300 Germans, 3k+ of Americans. 

It is way to peoplely out there.;..

End of day position…. and it looks like we will sail through the Straits tomorrow during the day!

Stitching update:

I am browned out for the moment –

I have at least 2, maybe three days to go on this. I have no idea of the stitch count since it is a bard copy pattern. I needed a break.

This is Palampore, Tree of Life from Tempting Tangles. PDF! Yah! so pattern keeper. The fabric is Neapolitan from BeStitchMe in 18ct and the floss is the called for DinkyDyes silk

and it is charcoal rather than brown…. but once I get through to S – then I can move to COLOR!

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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