6:25 a.m. I dreamt vividly. Slept well. Woke up a little after six and came to the buffet area. Currently waiting on breakfast to open up. 😬
I also think I had a dream about that fish pedicure, only I don’t recall it being relaxing.
10:54 a.m. Got some more sleep, then went to a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast with Mom and Mary.
It was cool. Sat with strangers and got to know them. Took photos and video. Only things that went wrong were my overeasy eggs arrived popped (I like to eat the rest of my plate, then the whites, then the yolks) so yolks don’t touch my food.
Mom gave me hers though.
They didn’t bring my sausage and I had to ask, but they did after with another egg. :)
Afterwards, I went to the deck to check out a sale, then to the bar where I got my long-desired tiki coconut drink.
Almost 18 bucks, but I adore it!
11:02 a.m. A drink with a view. Has a real alcoholic pineapply mango taste to it. Not the kind of drink I’d order (it’s not like it had an ingerients list when I did) but I REALLY wanted the cup since I started this trip so....
11:38 a.m. Went back to the room to change clothes and recuperate..and backup vaca pics to my netbook. See ya! God bless. Jesus Loves lives saved.
P.S. Gave Sam my drink. I jut wanted my coconut. Lol.
Like, how ridiculously cute is that, though?
12:50 p.m. I went meandering from deck to deck and got a good bit of exercise. Explored.
I got tickets for a raffle to head to at 1:30 p.m. at the art auction. Yes. I’m going again. I was a late arrival last time and didn’t get to take part in the raffle so..😂 Still enjoying the day at sea.
I could nap. I should nap. But at the same time I’m thinking I should enjoy every waking minute while I can cause..we’re leaving tomorrow. Early. 😂😬 And even then I don’t think I’m heading ‘directly’ home.
Mom said she’d help me rewrap Christmas presents and I’m not knowing how she’d feel dropping me off the same day. 🤗
Good news is, I got everything out of this trip and experience I wanted to and more...even for all the bumps here and there. 😂 Blessing from God worth of praise and thanks to Him.
P.S. While I informed Mom about spending those eight dollars yesterday, I’m a bit reluctant and embarrassed to tell her what I bought with it.
Like, how ridiculously cute is that, though?
1:26 p.m. At the art auction for the raffle, which is about to open. I passed the time earlier by getting all my stuff together. Last thing I need is to forget something.
Last time I went on a cruise I lost Mom’s laptop charging cord.😬 So, yeah.
1:30 p.m. I’m in. They allow 20 minutes first to let everyone look around. 188 is my raffle number.
Raffle is a small part of it. The rest is the auction itself which is pretty, but as one imagines, the art is pretty expensive.
Like I said, my fave are the Disney ones.
3:45 p.m. Mom joined me for the auction. She even won some prints, so..🤗 and then went to hang with her group.
I got a double cheeseburger and fries, then headed back to the room. I wound up recording a ‘beautiful’ 30 second clip of the window view...once I could get it propped up correctly.
It looks like it may rain..which is curious to see since I’m so fond of crashing waves. Safety first, though, of course.
4:51 p.m. I was very close to leaving, then in a spur of the moment, I decided to instead order free cheesecake and cookies.
Mary came back. I showered. The food was here by the time I got out and so..I ate..as I listened to Mary’s yoga track play on the loudspeaker on her phone.
I’ve spent over an hour in the room. I should probably get out and walk the decks. It’s always good exercise. This vacation is just too rare of an opportunity to coop up for too long or nap. 😂🤗😬😜🤪❤️
4:57 p.m. Leaving!
5:18 p.m. Went to a Christmas Event for carols, which was fun. I ‘just’ missed them giving out the Santa hats, but otherwise it was fun. They had tiny suds shoot out at the end as ‘snow.’ So...yay!
8:02 p.m. Watched the live action Cinderella with Mom, and toward the end took a deck stroll.
Came back and we went out to dinner..where we are now towards the end. :)
Mary got throat sick and we’re bringing her some food back. So it’s just Mom and I at dinner tonight.
Still hoping to squeeze in more festivities tonight. For tomorrow morning, we’re gone! 🤗
God only knows if/when I’d cruise again, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts.
I ate a ton though. 😬 Hoping getting back to healthy eating won’t be a stretch.
8:32 p.m. We went to the comedy show, but Mom wasn’t enthused. She’s a tough sell on comedy, to be honest. 😂 So I suggested going elsewhere (to put get out of her misery) lol.
8:38 p.m. Left Mom to her rowdy amigas and am chilling in the lobby..for now.
Mary was feeling better, so she was with them.
8:53 p.m. Popped in the lobby for some live solo music, which I videotaped. Now in the lounge for an eighties music show. 😂🤗 I was only born in 88’ but hey, YOLO! It starts at 9 p.m. and I’m glad I got here for decent seating in the second row.
9:53 p.m. An hour blazed by super fast. I just enjoyed yet another AMAZING performance by the ‘Playlist Performers’, who covered eighties hits.
Throughout the show, I definitely ‘wanted’ to take photos of them but..taking a cue from the fact that I saw no one else with a phone in the air..I decided perhaps courtesy meant I shouldn’t. So I didn’t.
And no announcements were made for another photo op chance so...
I’m now back in the room..until either something comes up or I decide I’ve run out of energy to do anything else.
Big day. Lots of running around. Burned a lot of energy. And it ends tomorrow morning. 😭 Of course it ‘has’ to end, and ending at a good point.
I did what I wanted to do and saw what I wanted to see. I didn’t get depressed once. I don’t think. 😂 It’s been an amazing vacation and hopefully one a short term memory won’t wipe clean. 😬
DJ is supposed to pick us up tomorrow and I can only hope he’ll be on time.
Then I have to pack up the rest of my stuff at Mom’s and ‘hopefully’ get a ride to finally be at home again. 🙏
There’s no place like home, after all.
Praise and thank the Lord and all glory be to Him on high forever and ever in Jesus Name, Amen! God is able!
P.S. I put my netbook away earlier today so I have ‘not’ been backing up pictures and videos like previously. But I definitely got a good amount.
I’m thinking of compiling them all into a single DVD, God Willing. Nice ‘vacation home movie’ thing. I’m not on it much. I’m not much for selfie video, but that’s fine with me, obviously. 😂
P.S. My iPod ‘seriously’ needs to charge. It’s close to dying. 😂😬
P.S.S. Carnival’s paid internet is the slowest I’ve used in a long time. But understandable given the amount of people on it. Connection is bound to get a bit congested.
10:17 p.m. Given that there’s not much going on the rest of the night, I think I’ll take the win for having the time of my life, and head to bed. 😂 God bless, Jesus loves, lives, saves. Goooddd night!!!!!
Oh!! and Mom didn’t like our professional pics. So she didn’t buy them. My bangs hid half my face, anyway.