Thursday, November 19, 2009

People! People Who Need People...

Are indeed the luckiest people in the world!

This should about finish my Cruise update (for awhile...or, this time, at least!)

Some of the wonderful people include...

Our waiter, who made sure that there was always enough chocolate at our table to save us the trouble of deciding which dessert we should order! The smiles say it all!

The Chefs who create some of those wonderful chocolate treats!


Some of the lovely ladies that I met, shared meals (wine) and knitting time with.

Let's see, anything else?
Well, how about....

Our friendly knitting designers and teachers, Debbie Bliss, Nicki Epstein and Carla Scott. Thank-you ladies, we all had a wonderful time and it was truly a pleasure meeting and knitting with you. The knowledge and friendships gained will not be long forgotten.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This is....

What you do when you're waiting in line at the airport. In the "Checked In Online" line. People who don't knit get very cranky when they have to wait an hour or so in the "Checked In Online To Save Time" line.

I was happy; I got my sweater finished that I wanted to wear on the plane.
(The sweater that when I realized that I was going to run out of yarn three days before I was to leave, found a knitter who had the same yarn in the same dye lot on Ravelry, who lives in Toronto, who met me in the lobby of her apartment building, IN TORONTO, so that I could buy the one last skein that I needed!)
Knitters Rock!
The picture you take when you're walking along Ocean Drive in South beach the morning before you get on your cruise ship.

The picture you take in Costa Maya to show your daughter that bananas really do grow on trees in Mexico.
A picture you asked a complete stranger to take as you celebrate Zip Lining over the Rain Forest in Belize.
Yes, of course it's a Margarita!!

Just a taste of the surprises that lay in store for you on a Cruise ship!

I hung it in the bathroom when I left just to mess up my Stateroom attendant.
Happy Thursday's Knit Night!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Home & Doing Laundry....SURPRISE!!!!

O.K. Short and sweet.
I'm home. We're all fine. I plan to show more pics over the next few days.
I want to go have a nap.
Amen Sisterfriend!!
Here she is in Costa Maya.

This is me. Climbing a very big hill in Belize. Why am I climbing? Why am I wearing a helmet? What's all that fuzzy green stuff in the background?
The fuzzy green stuff is the rain forest. (It's fuzzy because I was shaking from having to climb)
I'm wearing a helmet so that I don't get a head injury. (What you don't see is the harness and gloves that I'm also wearing)
I'm climbing so that I can sail over the trees of the rain forest on a ZIP LINE!!
That's a "having a blast laughing" smile, combined with, "Oh my God, I hope I don't have a heart attack! And they called this the 'Moderate' climb activity!" Geez.

Yup. Helmet diving.
They put the helmet on, pump air in and send you down to swim with the fishes.
Very Cool.

Standing on my balcony the last day of sailing at the moment that there actually was sunshine, while trying to outrun a hurricane. They kept telling us that it was a cold front from the north that was giving us problems.
I saw the map. That hurricane was biting us on the butt!
Pretty neat for self portraits huh?
Oh yeah, and there was knitting.... more soon.