Back to Sea

The owl and the pussy cat went to sea
in their beautiful pea green boat…


Well, I only have the owls on one scarf and there are absolutely no cats in sight. If I want cats, I have to settle for pictures sent to me by the Eldest and Maus. [now, doesn’t that sound strange? Cat pictures from Maus].

Anyway. I had a lovely day doing not much of anything. Taking advantage of loyalty perks, I did take the opportunity to tour the bridge figuring limited availability on the next cruise. Not likely before the Suez, certainly not during Gulf of Aiden through, and limited number of days after. Plus with the increase in senior loyalty program members things are going to get crowded.

The instrumentation is original from the ship build in 1995. Obviously there have been multiple software updates since then. The young Romanian second officer was both articulate and funny. He managed to answer a lot of questions while conveying his pride in being part of the fleet staff.

The rest of my day was devoted to relaxing, napping and a bit more on the cross stitches.

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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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