Cruisin’ the Caribbean

Well….. I’m officially en route for a cruise for the first time, not to mention it will be my first time in a tropical place.  Hope I’m not seasick!  I’ve been on barges before and was fine.  But I doubt that compares to an actual sea-worthy vessel.  heh

I’m currently blogging in the lobby of my hotel while Felix is patiently waiting to call us a cab to go to port:

The time leading up to my trip has been absolutely crazy, to say the very least.  After Christmas I had plans to make a fancy dress, McCalls 9792 and had made several muslins and was rearing to go on it.  What I did not factor in was getting sick.  I was terribly sick with a bad cold that left me sitting on the couch for days on end.  I’ve been sick since Christmas day all the way until 2 days before leaving for Florida.

That’s a full 7 days that I had been planning on doing the rest of my cruise sewing and instead I was on the couch drinking tea, watching Cranford or Pushing Daisies and eating nothing but oatmeal and soup.  I was a big lump unable to do anything but watch tv and managed to do a bit of knitting.  (Truthfully… I feel like I can never complain about being sick ever again after hearing Kristin stuffer for months on end with her whooping cough!)

But still…  I was quite upset about this since I had such grand plans for my wardrobe.  Instead I found myself shopping in stores like mad 2 days pre-cruise for all of the remaining items I had intended to sew as well as looking for a fancy dress (which then needed shoes and jewelry).  I’m imagining you all *gasping* at the fact that I did store shopping but what was a girl to do?!  heh

I feel a bit frustrated at myself and I continue to wish I would have started making everything earlier but really I know I couldn’t have done anything about being sick.  I’m just happy I’m not sick during the cruise since that would have been so much worse.

I did purchase a cute dress for the fancy night that I’m actually exited to wear.  It fits perfectly and is something I would totally make for myself.  (Lace in a bright turquoisy green color = very daring but cute).

I have no idea if I’ll have internet access on the actual ship, but I do intend to take some photos of my outfits and whatnot so I can tell you all about it when I’m back.

I hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve (much better than mine was!)

I’ll be doing an annual recap when I get back as well as celebrating my 2 year-bloggiversary properly!  :)

Have a great week everyone and see you next week!

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Comments (10)

  1. Elisha January 5, 2013 — 12:55 PM

    Eh, I wouldn’t beat yourself up about not completing more garments before leaving, I’m sure you’ll be rather nicely dressed compared with some of the swimsuit-coverups that pass for dresses I’ve seen while cruising. Enjoy all of that FOOD!

  2. Ginger January 5, 2013 — 1:19 PM

    Happy Cruise! Hope you guys have a great time! I’m glad you recovered before your trip– it wouldn’t be very fun to be sick on the high seas! Can’t wait to see your photos!

  3. I’ve missed your posts! I’m so glad that you’re feeling better and am sure you’ll enjoy your cruise. Can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up! I imagine zilredloh resort wear is chic as ever even if it is (gasp!) store-bought.

  4. Liz January 6, 2013 — 5:59 AM

    Have a fabulous time! Although how could you not in a fab location like the Caribbean?

  5. Femke January 6, 2013 — 3:02 PM

    That last photo could have been my boyfriend and me on New Year’s Eve. I was recovering from a mild flu, my boyfriend just started having the flu and we sat on the couch all evening. Sleeping, knitting, watching tv…

    Glad you are feeling better in time for the cruise! Have fun! Love reading about your makes and adventures!

  6. Have a wonderful time! Can’t wait to see your cruise outfits!

  7. Tasha January 7, 2013 — 12:18 PM

    Sorry to hear you were sick for so LONG! Ugh! Don’t worry about the cruise planning. Sometimes you just can’t control what life throws at you. Even if you’d started sooner, who knows what might have gotten in the way. Much better to not be cooped up sick on a cruise!

    Have a fabulous time and be sure to take lots of photos!!

  8. Qui January 7, 2013 — 6:13 PM

    Awe, bummer you got sick, but good thing it was pre-cruise at least. Have a wonderful time!! And Happy Blogiversary.

  9. Amy January 8, 2013 — 12:25 AM

    Hope you’re enjoying your cruise right now! Happy 2013!

  10. I’m so SO glad to hear you are feeling better, and I hope you are having the best time on the cruise!!! Take lots of photos for us!

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