Regardless of the situation, no matter how hopeless the outcome may be, I will never quit, and I will never back down. I have become the wolf.

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Cruising makes everything better.

Since the cost of Internet usage aboard ship was .75 a minute, I thought it best to collect my thoughts on paper then fill you all in later.  So, without further ado….. our trip. (in short bursts)

December 31.

Got up super, super early to catch our flight to Orlando.  Everyone went smoothly till we got to the airport in Orlando and waited, and waited for our shuttle to Port Canaveral.  It was late and a bunch of us got stressed, but it all worked out in the end.

Going aboard is a little like meeting a grand lady who has come upon hard times.  She’s a bit tattered and torn around the edges, but still beautiful.  Our room is spacious with a big balcony on it.  Lots of room to sprawl out if you choose.  The ship left Port Canaveral at 2:00 pm and made for Nassau and the New Year.

Went for a light dinner in a cafeteria style restaurant (it’s the first day out, no judgement’s).  Walked around deck then went back and lay down for awhile.  Have just enough room for everything to be put away.  9:30 we went to Dazzles, the disco aboard ship and partied into 2012.  They had a pretty good 80’s hair band that did a lot of covers so got to dance quite a bit.  Didn’t drink much.  My legs and my stomach were warning me to watch myself.  Still I thought we rang it in right.

Happy New Year!!!






January 1.

Happy New Years everyone.

Stayed up way to late Sunday night for New Years and managed to miss most of Nassau.  Didn’t party too hard, just wore myself out dancing and hanging with some friends we made onboard ship.  The band in the disco rocked that night playing 80’s and 90’s music.  Had a couple Captain Morgans’ and cokes and rocked in the New Year right.

We did manage to go into Nassau for a couple of hours.

Beautiful Nassau

From what we saw, without taking a tour, it’s a very touristy town with more shops than Miami Beach.  Everywhere you turn are people trying to sell you tours for exorbitant prices.  We walked around for a bit, but my stomach was still rebelling and I ended up getting sick and having to rush back to the boat.  I feel bad for Joe sometimes.  I’m glad he has the patience and understanding to deal with me.  Most of the shops were closed.  Something I wish they would have shared with us.  It being a holiday and all.

I didn’t realize how cold and windy it was going to be onboard ship.  We are heading for St. Thomas USVI and I’m sitting on deck with jeans and a sweater.  Of course I look ridiculous with everyone else in swim suits, shorts and tanks.  But it’s the only way I can sit here comfortably.  Even the air conditioning seems extremely cold to me.  Still kinda sick from earlier.

Food is just OK, we’ve been to a couple of restraunts and the food is cafeteria quality at best.  This new freestyle dining is just a way to save money in the “open” dining rooms, and to charge a “surcharge” of 25 to 30 dollars per person for the finer restraunts on board.  Just not gonna pay extra for the quality I should be already receiving.  I do believe that this will be our last trip on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Went to see comedian Bill Hildebrandt  in the “Stardust Ballroom”.  He was so funny.  But then, he’d really have to be.  Could you imagine?  Seven days on ship, your scheduled for the second night and the last night.  If you bomb on the second night, you have three thousand people on a boat who will heckle you mercilessly for the next six nights.  There is no-where to hide on board.  I like comedians who get the audience involved in the act and Bill is very good at it.

It’s late and we have an early day tomorrow.  Good night all.

Sunset Heading to St. Thomas.

Ever throw a party…..

And it absolutely Rocked!

And a HUGE shout out to everyone who came and helped and made me feel special (and not the short bus kind either). You guys really made me feel part of a family not just part of the family.

Now that the secret is out, we threw a surprise 60th birthday party for my husband yesterday. For the longest time I wasn’t sure if I could handle a party but I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, so early in the week I put the word out that it was on and OMG, everyone I called, took over. It was wonderful. The house was packed with friends and family. We all worked so hard to surprise him. Thanks M and C for helping with the deception, I owe you guys big time. He had no clue till they pulled in the driveway.

I went to bed so tired, but it was the best kind of tired. Hugs abounded and the fairies were out in abundance. Every time I turned around, things were done. I love my fairies. When the last person left, and I looked around, all was clean, put away, stored till next party. Dishes washed, garbage out. It looked like I’d had 2 people over instead of over 40. I Love you my friends.

It felt kind of odd being treated as a sick person in your own home, but every time I tried to do something, I would be physically, painfully reminded that I am a sick person (I refuse to use the word invalid. ‘Cause invalid and invalid are spelled the same, they don’t mean the same) and the task would be taken out of my hands with a loving rejoinder to go sit and talk. I’ve never done that at a party before. I’m always the one running around making sure every thing was done. What a blessing to be able to relax.

I also put the word out that I want my home ringing with laughter this summer. I want the pool to be used, and the yard to ring with laughter. Last time I was ill was the same year the pool collapsed. So not only was I dealing with chemo and radiation. I had a huge mud hole in my backyard for four months. Not a time for friends and laughter. Besides, If there are people, there will be food, and I will eat. And anything to take my mind off of life……..

So, if you didn’t get the word, here it is. Come on over. Bring the kids, your suits, towels, pool toys, sunscreen and whatever you want to drink and come on over. I can’t guarantee brilliant conversation, but I can promise laughter and hugs and a place to hang out. And if you’re from out-of-town, call and I’ll have a room ready. If it’s a good day, we’ll even go sightseeing (or at least to the dog park 🙂 )

It’s gonna be another good day today. Early dinner with my baby, then Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at JLA. I can’t wait. Then Joe has Mon. off to recover from the concert.

I off to bed again. Need to rest up for tonight.

Huggs to you all. Have a blessed day.

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