Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I'm Back from the Cruise!

There is so much to tell, I don't know where to start.  First...I don't know how, but I lost 1 lb. while on the cruise.  I ate everything I wanted to and felt super full all the time.  We walked on the treadmills several times during the week...and of course when we went to shore.  And...whenever you wanted to go anywhere, it is always on the other end of the ship.  Lots of walking!  I had my hair braided in Jamaica.
I loved it.  Everyone told me it looked great.  It also felt great.  If you have ever wondered about a quilting cruise, here are a few pictures.
One of the quilts we were working on.
Several helping each other.  Denise the teacher is standing on left (in white shirt).
 Jean, one of my new friends.  She was also my table mate at dinner.
 One of three classrooms full of quilters.
The ironing station.  Nine irons for 76 quilters.

I am now the proud owner of 3 more UFO's.  We went to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.  Three sea days (when we travel from one port to the next) were the time that we had our quilting classes.  They are from 9-3.  The room stays open until midnight and you can start sewing much earlier than 9 am.  There was a couple of ladies that finished the quilt tops.  My oh My.  I am no where near done.  I'll save more for later.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Is Here

Hooray!  Spring is here.  You know the saying, "March roars in like a lion and goes out like a lamb".  It was pretty windy most of March, and the end was a bit more calmer.  Today, April Fools day and a beautiful spring day.  It was in the eighties this afternoon.  Wonderful!!!!  It is suppossed to rain tonight.  But you know the saying, "April showers bring May flowers".  I haven't planted any yet, but I have some thoughts on the subject.  The iris's a ready to bloom.  They will be beautiful.

I went  to my "weigh-in" today...I gained weight!  I am going to blame my sister for that!  She is such an awesome cook.  I ate more than I probably should have, not only at ther house, but at mine with the leftovers she sent home.  It was soooo good.  I am still eating on some, jsut in small amounts.  It was good to see her.  This is the first time I think we have ever gotten together and not had our kids around.  I enjoyed the time very much.  I wish that we lived closer together.  I used to see her more often when we lived in the same city.  I miss that.

I have been wearing some outfits that I probably wouldn't normally wear, but I am a bit thinner now and I have more confidence.  And, I think I look good.  So, I am happy to wear the outfit.  Someone else might not think I look as good as I think, but that is okay.  Just as long as they keep their thoughts to themselves.

I think we have bought everything we want need for our trip.  I need to make a top for formal night.  I bought an exquisite piece of fabric.  There will be two formal nights on the trip.  I still need to cut out one quilt kit to take and I think 24 triangles.  We are so ready to go!  Hope it gets here soon. 

Taxes are done!  I got them finished this weekend.  And yeah!...we are getting a refund.  I didn't think it would be a good one, but is better than it was when I had most of the return done.  I added our farm stuff and now we have an okay return.  And of course, it is already spent!