I am finally back among the living.
It seems like I hit the ground running and haven't been able to get my feet back on the ground again.
I had such a lovely time on the Royal Caribbean Voyager cruise, meeting so many wonderful woman and terrific beaders. The teachers were fabulous!!! Marcia DeCoster and Jean Campbell were delightful to meet and to share with us their wonderful talents. (That was the only two I got to take lessons from.) There just wasn't enough time to set in on all of the teachers classes. I met a great wire artist, Dallas Lovett that became a favorite of so many ladies, including me. Heather put the classes at such convenient times that I actually got to sleep in a couple of mornings. Oh, and the food was WONDERFUL! I did not get to go ashore in Mexico or Jamaica because my feet just wouldn't allow it but I did get ashore for a short while on the
Grand Caymans. (I have an inflamation on the bottom of both feet.)
What is there about a cruise ship that rocks one to sleep each night? I have never slept so well as I did on the cruise. (I needed the rest!) One day I was beading on the top deck and thought it a bit windy so I went down for a quick nap. Four and one half hours later I awoke! I think it must be the rocking of the boat in water that I adored a much needed rest from the worries of the "real life".
My son, Shawn, has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and will go back in for thorough testing in June. Please keep him in your prayers. My daughter, Melissa, is still quite ill with the Celiac Disease and fell just before my cruise and is in such pain in her shoulder. She has torn the rotater in her left shoulder. She couldn't get into a specialist until this week.
Life is as good as one makes it so I am determined to "keep on keepin' on".
I miss ya' all and hope to get in the swing of things again.
I am in the middle of writing directions for a TILA BRACELET so I must go now. I have a class on Saturday so I am cutting it close.
Blessings to all,