This beautiful gal is Katerina and she is the smiling face that brought me breakfast every day on the last cruise. Here she was choosing some earrings from the ones I made. She was always happy, always smiling, and soooo sweet. In fact every employee from the Captain to the dishwashers were smiling all the time. The Carnival Ecstasy is a happy ship. A very happy ship. I cannot wait to go on it again! It is immaculate and pristine and quite old really for a cruise ship in today's fleet, 1992. It is so well cared for that it seems new to me. I miss it! It is much smaller than the newer ones but just quite lovely. My favorite ship.
So the sun came back out in my world and all was right with the world again. Today it is to be sunny and in the 80's so I shall be at the pool for sure.
I saw Marion Barry died, the three time mayor of Washington DC. I don't know what he died from but maybe smoking crack? Again?
You know I have made SO many pies from scratch with the most delicious tender crust ever but I haven't made one in over three years and I am actually nervous about making one for Thanksgiving to take to the (self appointed) mayor (of the pool). I don't know why either because I have made probably fifty apple pies but this one makes me nervous. His bride is a wonderful cook. Oh well, I shall make it and take it and it will be what it will be, won't it?
Guess that's it from me today y'all. Have a wonderful Monday and I sure will too!