Cheers with….

Unlike some of my more recent cruises on Royal (see Symphony in March and Quantum in Oct/Nov) there were a limited number of senior loyalty members on this cruise. About 65 all told in the above 350 nights category.  So today was the “meal with an officer” luncheon that has been substituted from COVID on for dinner with an officer from a decade ago.

OTOH – nothing could have been worse than one I attended on the Independence a number of years ago where we were stuffed into a corner of the dining room and handed the normal noon time menus. Here at least the Hotel Director greeted people, introduced his staff and walked around visiting tables. The Captain did the same once the meal started. The menu was limited, but drew from dishes normally only found in the specialty restaurants.

After that it was mostly hang out, some small stitching was accomplished and I ran out of the blue yarn so I had to put the afghan on hold till I get home.

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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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