Saturday, January 21, 2012

Project Life Week 3

Jan 20/12: While I am at the Spa this week, Pat and Mom are on a 6 night cruise that left yesterday from Charleston, SC. Our ports-of-call included Key West, Freeport and Nassau. They tell me they had sunshine for all six days.

Jan 15: So today they spent the day at sea. Mom said it was a cold night in their room last night, apparently there is no heat in the staterooms, just air conditioning. In the morning they are half way to Key West and the sun is shining.


Their first day consisted of:

  • a lovely breakfast in the Celebration dining room,
  • played a game of Bingo,
  • listened to the talk about the ports and the shopping in the ports they were going to,
  • a relaxing lunch in the Celebration dining room
  • some time on deck
  • then a nap
  • a fabulous dinner in the Jubilee Dining Room
  • some entertainment in the Universe lounge.


Jan 16: They docked in Key West at 8 a.m. They enjoyed watching the ship maneuver into the dock. Pat got off the ship to do a little shopping and look around Key West. She saw a multi-leveled bar and that top deck is a naked bar!


Next she passed by Sloppy Joe’s.


Pat stopped in Margaretville and bought Mom a new Tervis tumbler and saw this T-Shirt.


I guess feathered animals are protected in Key West. Pat saw a Mommy chicken clearing the pebbles away so her chicks could peck in the dirt.


Route 1 ends here in Key West.


Right near the pier where they were docked there was the Customs house and they thought it was such a beautiful building.


While Pat was off the boat, Mom was relaxing on deck and doing a little knitting.


Jan 17: They left Key West at 4pm and headed to Freeport, Bahamas. They were scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. and were right on time. Pat took a tour to a Dolphin sanctuary where she was to have an open ocean experience, but because the ocean was too rough, they stayed at the sanctuary. She swam with Chloe, her dolphin for at least 10 minutes or more. I don’t know what the big deal was, I can swim with Pat anytime she wants in the summer!


Jan 18: They said goodbye to Freeport and set sail for Nassau, Bahamas at 6 p.m. They arrived in Nassau some time in the night and were guided in port on time at 8 a.m. Pat and Mom got off the ship to do some shopping at Cariloha Bamboo and Del Sol. We bought some new sheets for Mom’s bed (I guess for me as well, as I share the bed with Mom!) and some fun coloring changing gifts for the grandchildren. In the afternoon Pat toured the fabulous Atlantis Resort.


As well, while they were in port, in both Freeport and Nassau, Mom said the crew did quite a comprehensive evacuation drill. She was sure this had something to do the tragedy in Italy. They even dropped the life boats into the water.


Jan 19: As the sun set they sailed out of Nassau at 6 p.m. and shared a lovely dinner with their new friends, they were looking forward to their day at sea. Mom said the sunshine was plentiful and there were wonderful warm breezes again. Pat and Mom said it was kind of sad to sit and listen to their debarkation talk as that meant their cruise was coming to an end (why sad – that means they are coming home to me!). While they waited for their talk, Mom taught Pat to do some Quilling! I’m sure there will be projects in future with the little flowers, dragonflies etc. she made.

One of the fun treats Mom had that day was dessert Sushi! Everything was made with fruit and chocolate.


The other fun treat Pat and Mom had for lunch was Ice Cream Puff Swan. They were making them with vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream. Growing up Mom’s, Nana would make her Cream Puff Swans – Mom says that was a great memory to relive.


Jan 20: Mom and Pat continued north thru the night and were back in Charleston at 6 a.m. Mom said the crew was very organized getting them off the boat. They had their last breakfast in the Celebration dining room and reported to their area at 830 a.m. and were off the ship, got a porter for the luggage, cleared customs and bordered the bus to the parking lot and were at their van at 915 a.m.

What a great vacation! Now come and get me!


Jan 21: Pat came and picked me up at the spa today. She said I looked really pretty with my haircut! I was so glad to be home with Mom and Pat. I found myself resting on Mom’s lap, making it hard for her to do anything on her computer, but she didn’t seem to mind!


Take care.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Project Life Week 2

Jan 14/12: Here we are at the end of week 2 for Mom’s Project Life Project. She has been taking her camera when she goes out, as well, she takes pictures of things we do around the house. I want to share the summary for week 2.

Jan 8: I got to go for a long ride with Mom and Pat and we stopped at a house that I hadn’t been to before. While I waited in the car, Mom and Pat went in to meet with a lady named Marsha. She has dogs just like me! I got to meet Marsha and Spice when Mom and Pat came back to the car. I guess Spice had puppies and I am getting a baby sister! I’m not sure I’m happy about that, but we will see. Marsha showed Mom and Pat a puppy named Trick – he is very cute, for a boy! Mom took this picture for the lady who will be adopting Trick.


Jan 9: Monday morning and Mom has gone for her eye appointment, Pat is waiting with me for Mom to come back. After Pat left for work, Mom and I spent some time in the Dinning Room where she finished putting her Project Life binder together and I alerted her to the Recycle truck stopping at our house. (Mom appreciates me watching over the house)


Jan 10: I spent time with Mom today resting. She had a three injections in her back at the Carolina Pain Consultants. Mom says Dr. Rieker and the staff there are fantastic. I am so glad that they take such good care of my Mom. A box was waiting at the door when Mom and Pat got home, it was a camera for Pat. Mom was testing it out – she told me it can go in the water!


Jan 11: I can’t figure out what’s going on this morning. Mom is trying on summer clothes and it is rainy and really cold out, shouldn’t she be wearing jeans and a sweater? Just saying! Anyway, the next time I went into the bedroom this is what I found at the end of Mom’s bed.


Jan 12: Road Trip! Here comes the suitcases! Not sure if that is a good thing or not for me, but Mom and Pat seem pretty excited about it! When Pat came home from work she got her suitcase as well.


Jan 13: Oh my it’s Friday the 13th! No worries there are no black cats here or ladders up in the house. Pat is taking me to the Spa when she leaves for work. I guess I’m not going on the road trip, oh well, I will play with my friends at Bed and Bone. Mom’s plan for the day is to get their vitamins pills and other pills ready for their cruise.


Jan 14: I have to apologize for the delay in the posting of our blog, but I had to wait for Mom and Pat to get back and pick me up. (I didn’t have the computer with me at the spa!) Apparently Mom and Pat’s road trip was a little more than just a plain old road trip. It started with a drive to Charleston, SC to board a cruise ship! They cruised for 6 nights from Charleston to Key West to Freeport to Nassau and back to Charleston.


More to come. Take care.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome 2012! Project Life Week 1

Jan 7/12: Hard to believe that we are into 2012! Mom has been talking to Pat about starting Becky Higgins’ Project Life. She choose the Clementine edition. Mom kept unpacking the Amazon box and she decided on Design A for the majority of her pages but she also purchased some of the other designs to mix it up a little. These include the following pages: 6x12, Design G (which is a mix of Horizontal and Vertical 6x4’s), Varity Pak, Dividers and Big Envelopes for ‘stuff’.

Jan1: To start the year off Pat and Mom started the year off by packing away the Christmas ornaments and clean the house room by room. As much as I love having the house decorated for Christmas, the house always looks fresh when you take them all down. I am always a huge help by picking up whatever Mom and Pat drop. They are usually so happy with my help I get a treat when I give it back to them. SWEET!


Jan 2: Mom and Pat have wanted to de-clutter the stereo corner in the Living Room for awhile now. I have never been back in that corner, and am looking forward to seeing what they have been hiding back there! On a car ride to the mall between Christmas and New Years, Mom and Pat found these Leaning Ladder Bookshelves at Crate and Barrel. I watched them go together, hoping I could help by picking up a screw or something, but they didn’t drop anything. Mom and Pat were so happy how easily they went together and weigh very little. I guess they decided that it would hold the stereo equipment and pictures. Mom and Pat seem quite happy with the look, I like being able to check out the corner!


Jan 3: Mom and Pat are still on a clean house kick, but they do stop long enough to play ball with me. Mom has all kinds of things on her dresser, but these were looking kind of funny. She took them out to the kitchen were I watched her work some kind of magic with a cloth and the bad smelling stuff in the blue jar. I think they look really pretty now.


Jan 4: The sun is shinning and Pat opened the front door so I could look outside. It wasn’t open long as I tend to bark, Mom says at just about anything! Mom is so pleased with the end result of the small changes in the Living Room. This is a shot from our Kitchen. Mom caught me standing guard, I’m always up for my picture being taken.


Jan 5: Mom and I had company this morning. Chris from Carolina Sound Works came by to put some finishing touches on our new receiver (the old one was causing Mom and Pat lots of trouble). Chris is always glad to see me and I love to sit in his lap while he works. Mom and Pat were really pleased with his work and would recommend him to anyone.


Jan 6: Sadly to say that I had to stay home today while Mom went in town with Pat. After dropping Pat at work, Mom went to a class at Archiver’s named Itty Bitty Valentines Workshop. After class Mom stopped by Pat’s work to pick her up. I was sure happy when they got home.


Jan 7: We have finally reached the end of Week 1 of Project Life. Sadly today I had to stay home again, Mom and Pat went for haircuts in the morning and then Mom had a Pedicure in the afternoon. I understand that they went to Cold Stone Creamery and had some ice cream. Look at all those pretty colors!


Take care