We are under quarantine, as The Girl and I are suffering from some sort of bug that has graced us with coughing and fever. I will say, a part of me is immensely thankful that she has the same symptoms I do (though her fever is higher), because the last time I felt like this, it was cancer. I’m soft of thrilled to have a run-of-the-mill virus, and know that’s all it is. Though, I think it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) I’d much rather be relaxing on a warm beach somewhere. So, although the beach posts are finished, I present to you the final installment of the cruise journal…
I woke up at 5:30 this morning – a half hour before the alarm – and couldnâ€™t fall back asleep. Grumble grumble. I thoroughly enjoyed my last bacon fest of a breakfast from the buffet. After that, they made an announcement that weâ€™d be about 2 hours delayed, which turned out to be only one hour. Either way was ok, since our flight doesnâ€™t leave Houston until 6:20 pm. We ended up disembarking around 11:30. The Captainâ€™s Circle Host, Colin, was announcing the groups as each was to leave the ship. He made sure to make one more announcement for Meredithâ€™s birthday, getting the whole room to applaud her. She acted embarassed, but she totally ate it up.
I kept meaning to capture this all week… I finally remembered to go do it before we disembarked:
**Update – time is irrelevant (and not noted)**
Now, we are at the airport, having consumed a meh lunch at Chiliâ€™s Too. We will scope out some sandwiches to take with us on the plane for dinner. Mmmmm (not)â€¦. airport food. I guess itâ€™s better than airplane food.
Itâ€™s currently 4 degrees at home, with a wind chill expected to range from 25 to 30 below. We are not amused. I could have easily done back to back cruises, skipping the frigid cold all together. Perhaps when Hubs retires, that can be our winter M.O.
**Update 9:34 pm**
I’m already dreaming about the next time we cruise.
Now, if you happen to scroll back up, you might notice I’ve done some housekeeping on the right-hand sidebar. Notably, I’ve added a Flickr slideshow and a list of AÂ Few of my Favorite Things. Some are mommy-blogs, some are photog blogs, some are combos of that, and some just make me laugh.
Coming up next… back to our regularly scheduled programming.