Monday, February 6, 2017

Day 2: It Was A Eat-Dessert-For-Supper Kind of Day

Day 2:  January 29, 2017

Fun Fact:  My sister is NOT a morning person.  Liz.....Is.  

We already knew this "might" be a stumbling block for us, so we planned ahead.  I loaded up my laptop and books, clothes to wear and shoes by the door right before going to bed on Day 1.  I snuck out about 6:00 am of Day 2 with all my "stuff" and headed for the smell of coffee.  There was no smell of was on Floor 9 rear of boat.....we are on Floor 8 front of boat.....boat is 177 blocks long.  Liz needs coffee.

Lugging my laptop, my cell to take pictures with and needing NOW, I finally locate it.  I then head for a "warm" place to sit, plug in (our room had 1....count them... "1" plug outlet...period) and journal.  I found the coziest little corner windowsill...with a plug outlet underneath....and a super view of the sunrise.  I'm all out and plugged in....cell in camera-ready mode....when...wait-for-it....the coffee cup turns to the laptop.....on the cell....down the wall straight to the plug outlet.  May I take this moment to remind you....I haven't had a sip of coffee yet.

I move the computer first.....unplug.....grab the cell....and look frantically for something to clean up the mess I've just made.  All I find is "Discounted Masseuse" flyers lying on the counter and proceed to soak up coffee with 5x7 copy paper.  A lot of copy paper.'t-know-about-it lot of paper.

I make it back to the room after writing not-so-nice things in my journal to find my sister like this.....pure r-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n!

So I give it a try.......

It's been awhile since I've really "Really" relaxed.  It's been a sucker-punch kind of year and after the first 24 hours of unplugging from Facebook, Email, Texts, Calls, Life.....well, I was kinda understanding why people get a hut on the beach somewhere and just "disappear".  It was nice to just disappear for a bit......

We gave ourselves permission to eat dessert for supper......

We laughed till we almost peed at the Comedy Club as he attacked Bubba in the red tank top on the front row....

We were "blinded-by-the-light" from the laser light show in the Ivanhoe Theater (try saying that without singing the tune in your head....I double-dog-dare-you......)

And danced to 70's Trivia Night as we swung our hips, lifted our flabby arms and lit the flashlight on our cells to Bad Bad Leroy Brown.

Today - Was - A - Good - Day


LeeAnn Sears said...

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOO! It's as if you needed to have a technical malfunction to unplug! I can truly relate to that.

I'm so glad you are getting to do this.

I sang both songs, BBTL & BBLB! So fun.

Cherie said...


Jim Sullivan said...

Dear Liz.
Be nice to that sister of yours , I think she is great! Thoughtful and kind , what a great idea , to take you on a cruise. The Lord knows you deserve some R & R.
I am sooooo happy for you. I hope you a wonderful time. It sounds like you are off to a good start ( except for the coffee ). I enjoyed the picture of you drinking wine from the bottle in the picture. You will have to teach me that trick. Love your sense of humor.
My trip in March is to Mexico. Of course has sometime to do with water , but not as luxurious as your trip. Can you guess?
New bathing suit , hum . Have a great time , wish I was there. Jim.

Shirley Burkett said...

I think your day ended great even if nothing else happened! Rest ,Read,and sis!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Rachal said...

Hahahahhaaaaaaaaa. You are hilarious.