Wednesday, June 14, 2023

I’m Back

I made it back home yesterday, and I have to say I had a good time. I was pretty exhausted when I got back, but I had a good night’s sleep, and I feel much better today. There was plenty of time to sew….we had an entire conference room to set up our workstations.
The lighting wasn’t bad, and I took my little portable lamp. I worked on all three of the projects I took, but I only finished one.
The bad news is I lost the bag that had my quilt projects in it. 😢 I got off the ship with everything, but I didn’t manage to get all my bags off the shuttle bus that took us from the terminal to the parking lot. I am hoping I can recover it somehow, but it will probably be a miracle. 

The good news is I only gained a pound. I tried to be reasonable with what I was eating, but I still ate more than I usually do. I get up early, so I went to the walking track on the top deck every morning and walked about two miles. I got to see the sunrise over the water every morning!
After my walk, I went to the gym for about 30-45 minutes. Other than that, I sewed all day. I did stay on the ship when we docked in Cozumel and went to the pool. 

If I can recover my lost bag, I will say it was a perfect trip. All prayers and good wishes that I get it back are appreciated. I need to get back into the groove today. I have a customer coming to pick up a quilt and another coming to drop off a quilt. I also need to get busy with the APQ quilt along. I went by the grocery store when I got back to town and restocked on bread, milk, lunch meat, cheese, and produce, so I’m good on food. A little house cleaning needs to be done before the weekend, but I can put it off for another day or two.


  1. Prayers for your bag! Your cruise sounds amazing. Did the other participants get off the ship in Cozumel?

    1. Thanks for the prayers! I think all the other quilters did go into Cozumel. They are from north Texas and wanted to shop for Mexican vanilla. Of course, I live in South Texas, and I can get it at the flea market here for about the same cost. Some of them were first-time cruisers and wanted to do the excursions as well.