Another blissful day at sea…….
I think I miss my bed at home. Not that Crystal doesn’t have fabulous bedding; but I’m a bad sleeper anyway. I think I’ve discovered during this afternoon’s nap, that this mattress is more comfy if I rotate myself 90 degrees. That way you’re not lying in the same ‘channel’ as everyone else has. At least that’s what I’m gonna try tonight. I first woke about 8:30 when I could feel some pitching motion. Imagine my surprise when I turned on the TV to the bridge camera to see the flattest, bluest sea. And then I had to open the drapes to confirm this. I suppose the 24 knot head wind produced that feeling.
I ate last night’s chocolate dove cake for breakfast. Then a quick stop for a capp; & then on to Silk Road Restaurant for the bridge class. We picked up even more people today. I stayed at the table with Kim, Elaine & Louise. Today’s focus was identifying the honor sequence & deciding which card to lead with. Also we’re beginning to figure out what cards our partner might have by how he/she responds to the first card played. Yes……it’s starting to get deep. But so far, I’m hangin’ in there.
I had to move quickly to the computer classroom for an Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 class that I had pre-registered for online. Husband & wife team, Mike & Judy Newell, are the teachers. My newest HP laptop came with this software; & I'd piddled with it at home. But I basically had no idea what I was doing. Today’s lesson was just a quick overview in which we did elementary editing to five photos. Little did I know that this was the first of a series of Photoshop classes? There is a waitlist for each of the 3 remaining classes. I asked to be put on the list; but later found out that they will be held on sea days at the same time as my bridge classes. What to do???
My entrée was chicken enchiladas with a spicy cream sauce, guacamole & refried beans. The enchiladas were pretty good. The beans were a bust IMO; & they didn’t look very appetizing on the plate either. I guess you can’t knock it outta the park all the time.
I had some Caesar salad followed by a pork sampler. There were 2 small pork chops that still had the skin on from a roasted sucking pig. There were 2 small slices of roasted pork loin & two of the cutest little honey glazed boneless baby back ribs. The pork was outstanding. This dinner was supposed to come with turnip hash (not really sure what that would consist of) & brioche bread pudding. After sampling the brioche bread pudding on the dessert buffet a few days ago, I did not wish to have that again. Instead, I substituted creamed spinach & burgundy braised vegetables. Both were divine!