The Last Sea Day

on this cruise…. I will see “sea days” again next month on my way over to Europe. Which reminds me, I still have some plane reservations to make.

I attempted to spend the day as quietly as possible. I had a migraine sneak up on me.  And once the nausea starts, meds in pill form don’t help a lot. Ah well, I wouldn’t have worried except that little bright sunshine was having a very good/very bad/wonderful/horrible day depending on the minute, second, hour, and who was willing to play balloon… otherwise bed bouncing….

The good and bad thing about electronic devices is that they can be used for distraction and quiet time. The bad thing is that small children are not at all stupid and can figure out quickly how to sucker adults into what they want for the sake of quiet.  At home, a child can scream, get time-out, have meaningful for the age consequences. On a ship? there is always the issue of other passengers some of whom are incredibly nice which balances a few who obviously think children do NOT belong….

I managed to stitch a bit on Part 2 of the current Barbara Ana SAL – Star Woman. Everything from the spaceship down is new….and some frogging still to go. I still have some of the flowers from part 1 to go…



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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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