Friday, April 18, 2008

SORRY IT HAS BEEN SO LONG!

I know it has been a long time since I blogged last - sorry. I have been swamped. So, let's catch up.

Scott and I went with his parents on a Western Caribbean cruise on the Norwiegan Sun. We left on March 27 and returned on April 6. We spent a couple days in Ft. Lauderdale prior and after the cruise. We met some really nice people in Ft. Lauderdale. I really enjoyed Florida. We ate at a great restaurant called the Whale's Rib.

We had a great time on the cruise with Mom and Dad. We spent time in the casino, ate A LOT, shopped on the ship, drank A LOT, and visited some really nice ports. Our first port was Roatan, Honduras. I wasn't terribly impressed, but I found out we didn't get the true experience. Had we taken a taxi and gone to the beach and taken a tour, we would have loved it, but the area gave me a really bad feeling...had I been in a larger group, I would have taken a taxi...but not just the two of us. Our next port was Belize City, Belize. We loved it there. We did some shopping and visited with some of the locals...one of them being Gilly Williams who was a tour guide there. He has lived there all his life and knows every nook and cranny. He showed me a map and gave me a "verbal" tour. Next time I will look him up and take his tour; I know it would be very memorable. Next port was Cozumel. Great shopping. We bought some jewelry and got some great pics holding a large parrot. The parrot was trained to take a sunflower seed out of between your front teeth. I will post some pics - they are great! We then went to a beautiful beach with crystal clear water. We met a great couple there. We then grabbed a taxi with them and went to Senor Frogs and had some beers - then it was back on the ship to our last port - Great Stirrup Cay. This was just a beach day. We rented a large floatie, snorkel gear and enjoyed the beautiful clear water there. We looked at some beautiful fish and live rock. Enjoyed some daquiris, LOTS of sun and great fun. We toured a little bit of the island...it was beautiful. We had hoped to see some iguanas and get pics but no luck. Then back to the ship and some time at sea. It was a wonderful time, and I can't wait to do it again.

Once back home it was time to play catch up at work and home. I'm still not caught up. of course I am so wrapped up in my new obsession that I don't want to do anything else....I know I mentioned this new thing of mine - JEWELRY MAKING! I have made so many things, and I go crazy if I don't have something to work on. I have made many necklaces, earrings and a bracelet. I need to post some of my lastest work. I know I am bad at posting pics, but I will get these pics posted.

This weekend we will be heading to Nashville to attend the Stanley Cup playoffs between Predators and Redwings. It will be a great game. I am also going to get to see my dear friend Stephanie. Of course I will be staying with my daughter, Danielle and her kids. So, I can't wait to see them.

Oh, I forgot to mention that last week Danielle was here with her work. Her company, RJ Young, had a crawfish boil here and Scott, Kaylee and I went. We ate some great food and entered a couple raffles...well, I won one of them - a grill for my husband. It is really nice, and I was so excited! We also brought a couple live crawfish home. We fed them and kept them for a while, but then the larger one starting picking on the small one....cutting off his legs and fighting him....so, I cooked them both! I know, that is mean, but I was putting the one little guy out of his misery (he wasn't doing very well) and I made the bigger one pay for being so MEAN!

Well, can't think of anything else at the moment, plus I need to get to work. Be back soon to post pics.