A lot of sea days

This particular cruise has a lot of sea days. This is technically day #2 and the first sea day.


This is your classic balcony cabin on a bigger commercial ship. It is longer than it is wide. Looking from the balcony to the door –

You can see that my sitting area is near the door rather than the balcony. There is no lighting over the couch. The light over the desk leaves a lot to be desired.

Looking from the door –

there are storage closets on either side of the couch. Also of note – there is a reasonable size TV screen …. facing the bed….

the bathroom is tiny, the shelves are open and tiny. One person can manage. I am fine with the shower. If I want to soak, I will head up to one of the hot tubs.

There was a Loyalty Program reception this morning. After thinking about it, I begged off. Yes, I have hit a “milestone.” So what? Do I want to be recognized in front of a bunch of people I don’t know? Not particularly. Do I want a picture of me in my usual casual clothing and wearing a mask next to uniformed ship’s people? I don’t think so.

I spent most of the day comfortably sitting on my sheltered balcony stitching and reading…

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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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