Ship, ahoy

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

– Agatha Christie

I’ve been planning my wardrobe for a short cruise, not that I need much for four days.  I have more barn clothes than anything pretty; my closet reflects an uninteresting array of garments that will not cut it on an ocean liner.  My very favorite pair of boots must remain at home.  I don’t know what bothers me more, leaving my Fryes behind or that the movie,Titanic, is being re-released the week of our departure.

One thing for certain is I have my small knitting project ready to be tossed in my tote.  It will keep me busy and away from the many buffets of which I’ve been warned.  My reading material is conveniently downloaded onto my Nook.  Yes, I’m ready for the sea-faring voyage.  I turned towards my husband to ask what he’s taking.  He smiled sweetly, displaying green teeth and lips from a watermelon flavored popsicle.  For some odd reason, what’s being packed didn’t matter any more, because we’re going to have a memorable time.

Pair of socks knitted at same time on small circular
Pair of socks knitted at same time on small circular

The above technique is demonstrated in the magazine, Piecework.

Arm lifts

Never eat more than you can lift.        ~ Miss Piggy

My husband and I have joined the smorgasbord brigades at a local establishment that just opened 3 months ago.  We have frequented the joint several times and hope to dub it “our place”.  The buffet style restaurant has various cuisines, which are simply fun and sometimes even really tasty.  As far as desserts,  the offering of soft serve ice cream which can be heaped on other viands is a girl’s dream come true.  There are some pros and cons to these types of self serve restaurants, and I’m going to shed some light on the pivotal points.


  • It can be mix and match.  Cooked cabbage with pizza? …..go for it.
  • There is no limit to the amount one can take.  A dozen hush puppies?  ….knock yourself out.
  • One can develop agility and hand-eye coordination maneuvering around the other patrons.


  • The wrong combination of dishes can do a number on your taste buds.
  • Over-sized helpings go through your lips and to the hips.
  • While scrimmaging to the chocolate fountain, you can trip over kiddies, because they’re short and out of peripheral vision.

After critiquing the advantages and disadvantages, we will return.  It’s the only eating establishment in a twenty mile radius where one 60 and older can get a free beverage from 2 pm – 4 pm.  In closing, I’d like to add, compliments to the cook in charge of the fried catfish.  C’est tres bon.