...And we drove back to Texas yesterday, all of us, so my daughter can watch Spense and Pip (the canary) while we take our vacation.
Yep, it's that time of year again! Friday we fly to Florida, and Sunday take off for our third Low Carb Cruise. :-D [cue the Jimmy-haters....]
Both the previous times, i had ambitions of writing actual full POSTS about the speakers, but even sitting with my notes in front of me i couldn't seem to pull them together. This year, i'll take notes on the laptop instead of on paper, and see if that doesn't work better. Thing is, i get so busy enjoying the ship i lose all ambition to "work," and it doesn't hurt (help?) that my husband likes to get the "ultimate beverage package"! It's like trying to read outdoors -- i get myself all equipped and comfortable, and then am distracted by Nature.
It occurs to me, too, that if i'm typing instead of writing my notes by hand, i can keep my eyes on the slides better. Win-win!
There's an exciting lineup of speakers -- some we enjoyed before, and some new ones i've never even heard of. One of the ports of call is San Juan PR, too -- my BIL got married there back around '80, but J and i haven't been back since; it's going to be fun to revisit! I'm having a hard time deciding if it would be more fun to take a horseback-ride there, or just wander through the streets....
Yeah, THAT is why my sleep has been interrupted the last two or three nights -- when things wake me up inappropriately early, instead of drifting back off my mind starts saying "hey, i just remembered something we need to pack!" :-D
This time i'll also try to include some decent photographs -- i'm not very talented at taking them myself, but the husband is. We plan to explore the ship's amenities better than we did last year (when our daughter and family accompanied us); i might even try the spa's accupuncture service and see if it helps my bad knee! ...We are so ready for this vacation from our YEAR LONG backyard project.
So when i'm even less responsive than usual it will probably mean i'm out enjoying myself! Soaking up vitamin D ... hearing the latest from Westman, Lundell, Childers, Wortman and the rest ... sipping Norcal Margaritas on the adults-only deck.... If the trolls show up and leave unpleasant comments, i'll just assume that part of their attitudes come from not being on the ship having a good time, too.