Month: December 2014

Cruising

We made it safely to the ship today. I said earlier we were leaving Sunday, but I was wrong.

Stole this photo from Mark – the girls are ready to sail:

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Christmas No. 4

The girls celebrated their 4th Christmas yesterday morning. Everyone seemed to enjoy their presents, even Stitch. Had a relaxing day, with some swim time and dinner in our pajamas!

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Duck the Halls with Gobs of Honey …

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas.  We had a quiet and relaxing day.  Lou went duck hunting earlier in the week, and spent Christmas morning preparing to cook it.  He had a couple of interested helpers.

This duck looks a little uncomfortable…

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Didn’t even notice how close a certain nose was to the duck until I looked at this photo:

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Twirling on Lou’s new Bar-B-Que with Rotisserie Attachment:

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The duck cooked for about 2 and a half hours.  Here, the pups are convinced they should be outside helping:

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Lou is dripping some honey on the duck.  The inside is stuffed with oranges:

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We had rice and salad with the duck.  It was a delicious meal.  The nice thing about the rotisserie is it helps to remove most of the fat from the duck.  We kept the rest of the dinner simple, since it was just the two of us. And, we are going to be eating a lot this coming week.  Catherine, Mark, Olivia, and Victoria arrive tonight, and we’ll be cruising starting Sunday.

We also want to thank folks for the nice gifts – we got cheese and more from Grandma; a nice Treat Gift Basket from Chrisie, Yan, and Louie; Pretty Flowers from the Holmes family, and a selection of nice cheese and more from Beth and Todd (and Jack!).  I intended to take photos of everything, but we kind of … ummm … dove into the food items before picture taking occurred.

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Florida Update

Arrived safely at Cayman Place on Wednesday. Caught up with Martha and she insisted on helping unload the car. The house, as usual, is in better shape than when we left.

I spent the afternoon dueling with Comcast to get the Internet working, while Lou checked out his new bar-b-que and other things around the house.

Thursday was an almost all day affair as the technician from Dish TV was here to hook us up. Fortunately, Alberto was a professional with lots of patience. He finally sorted out the mess our Comcast friends had left, and we appear to have working TVs with much improved service for half of what Comcast was charging.

The dogs settled right into Florida life. Natasha found the toy box within 20 minutes of arrival and had to get her favorite ball. Stitch went right to where he knew Lou had treats hidden. They have also reclaimed their favorite resting spots: