Sunday, October 29, 2006

I'm Just Wondering

Every evening on the ship we received a newsletter filled with information about the next day. They listed activites on board and posted info on the island we were visiting as well as arrival and departure times. They also noted what time the sun would rise and set. Fortunately for me, my husband is an early riser, so I got to see the sun rise several times during the week.

The thing I want to know is, how do they know when the sun is going to rise? What I mean is, how can they say it will rise at 6:13 a.m. when the rising of the sun is such a glorious and gently unfolding process?

Has the sun truly risen when you are sitting in total darkness and you see the first small ray of light at 6:13 a.m.? Or has the sun officially risen when all the darkness has dissipated at 6:13 a.m. and there is only light that is visible?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Home From the Sea

and already wondering when I can return! We had a wonderful time. Re-entry to the real world has been a little rough (how about a vacation to recover from the vacation?) We got home late Sunday night and I could have kicked myself for not taking Monday off.

I'll be writing more and posting a few pictures soon and I am looking forward to reading about what all has been going on in blogdom while I have been away.

I have had a few computer problems that kept me from posting sooner, but I think (hope) I may have those ironed out now.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Annie's Antidote for Anxiety

I finally figured out what to do with this little figure. One might say I am off to carpe my diem! Thanks for all the encouragement and the well wishes in comments on the previous post. Sorry I never got around to acknowledging them in the comment section.

The hair is cut, the toes are not painted (and likely will not be), the huge camera memory card has been obtained, I look like the original white elephant in my swimsuit (never fear, there will be no pictures of that sight!) and now, it is time for the beloved (ha ha) last-minute "crunch-time". Here is hoping I do not lose my sanity before my ship comes in!

I'll be back....

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Is My Hair Too Big?

Thanks to the woman I work with and her sister, I am going Friday for a new cut and style, nothing too drastic, but something different, for my trip. They wanted to do something for me and this is what they came up with. The sister was worried I was going to be insulted! Heck, no! I was planning on getting my hair cut this weekend anyway. I have neglected it far too long. I told them everything was all right as long as I did not see any cameras following us around like on that show where they ambush the people and make them over! Those people would have a field day with me. I am not exactly a paragon of stylishness!

I am getting excited. We are leaving on the 15th so I don't know how much posting or reading of blogs I will be doing in the meantime. I only have a jillion things left to do before we leave.

Don't you just love the little drawing? We went to Natchitoches the past weekend and my daughter and I took photos while hubby took care of business. Natchitoches is the town where they filmed Steel Magnolias. We drove by the house, but did not get any photos of the house.

This is what the photo looked like before I worked on it. It is actually a big basket of impatiens hanging from the light post.