Interesting people

I am sure that there are equally interesting people on other cruises that I have taken. Wait, that didn’t come out exactly right. It is just that on cruises which feature thousands of people and crowds everywhere – it is much harder to locate those people in the absence of planned activities (stitching/knitting groups, etc) or pure serendipity. It is perhaps why I cling to all those whom I have met over the years.

Anyway – on a ship with (corrected) 133 passengers, it is much easier to chat. And no, I am not saying that either I am interesting or that everyone with whom I initiate a conversation warrants a second one. As an example – we have an older priest retiring to New Jersey. A retired US State Department official headed back to the US (I am still figuring out whether or not I should forgive him for the red U of Wisconsin Badger Sweatshirt). A guy who is aiming for at least 30,000 steps a day on the ship. Yes, I know that is insanity – he is walking round and round, not on the treadmill. Or the loose group of nine singles who met up on their various European trips and all decided to sail back since the cruise cost less than most of the flights.

If I was willing to get out of my nice corner in the lounge I might meet even more.

And the first of six Leo’s now has a head and most of his body…

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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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