At Sea, Celebrity Solstice

After yesterday with the tenders and all I was expecting a rather quiet day on ship. Which sort of happened and sort of not. This ship has a library on Deck 10. It has a decent selection of books and reference materials along with good lighting and comfortable chairs. The downside is that it is adjacent to the Centrum which means sound carries up and down the atrium with little to silence anything. 

I hung out there for a while with headphones for my audiobook (which I figured counted as reading) while I worked on the current Barbara Ana pattern, then headed back to the cabin about the time that I figured our cabin attendant had to be done with everything.  With Lev, we are staying out of the main dining room. I did mention that there are a total of 23 children on board – seven of which are toddlers? It does mean that most of the adults have a good tolerance for the occasional escaping happy toddler as they are not being inundated with screaming, running, and fighting children.  Anyway – it means the buffet – here named the Ocean Cafe. 

Except for this morning when I remembered that my status on Celebrity (earned before the cross-over courtesy from Royal went into effect) means that I can go to the Tuscan Grill in the morning for “coffee time.” That means it isn’t really breakfast but there are lattes, mochas, etc as part of the regular, limited menu. So it is fresh fruit, pastries, and a couple e of lattes for me in the morning….  Exploring further, there is the Spa Cafe on Deck 12 which has a limited stable menu which I figure makes for great lunch. (Fruit, quinoa salad, Udon Noodles,

Lev crashed early, so Shana actually got to get to the theater this cruise….

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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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