Another True Story: I finished reading Tina Fey’s autobiography Bossypants when I was on our cruise last week. She mentioned in her book that her husband doesn’t like to fly so they went on a cruise instead. She mentioned their cruise director, Dan, Dan the Party Man. Well, it just so happened that the cruise director on our ship (Navigator of the Seas) was Dan, Dan the Party Man. Same Dan? Maybe, who knows? That very night during the evening show Dan mentioned Tina Fey’s book and that she talks about him in the book. Another coincidence! I met Dan on the stairs the next day and had to tell him! We laughed and had a good chuckle!
We spent last week on this cruise ship. Cruising is great! Everyone should try it at least once. You either love it or hate it, there's no in between. Your trip can be as relaxing or as busy as you want it to be. There is always something to do. The ship has EVERYTHING! Restaurants, bars, clubs, ice cream, a coffee bar, a casino, Bingo, a movie theatre, a spa, a gym, stores, several pools and hot tubs, mini golf, a rock wall, even ice skating, and you can even get a henna tattoo! Sail away! (It also has quiet spots to steal away to read a good book.)
I just got back from a Western Caribbean cruise! This was my seventh cruise and my husband's fifth. I was looking forward to this one in particular because I wanted to see the ship decorated for Christmas. It was beautiful! This is the ship's Promenade. It is lined with stores, a wine bar, a snack bar, and a pub. The tree was about three decks (floors) high. The golden ball ornaments were bigger than a basketball! The food was great as always. More on that later.
I love paper dolls. Always have. I collect them and I create them. I drew these many years ago. I have tons of them. I obviously had a lot of time on my hands back then. I used Betty and Veronica from the Archie comic books as some of my models.
We are home from our shopping spree weekend (four friends)! We had a great time. Lots of laughs. (What happens in Buffalo, stays in Buffalo.) We bought a ton of stuff. Way too much to list here. We have "show and tell" in the hotel room at the end of each day. What fun it is to see everyone's purchases.
I was fine until the drive home on Sunday. I got food poisoning from lunch. I am fine now.
Back to crafting. I bought fabric, thread, embroidery hoops, glue, fine-tip pens, aida cloth, and more. If you would like to see my items for sale, please check out my Etsy shop.
Sorry for not updating my blog for 8 days. We were in Huntsville, Ontario (Algonquin Park) to pick up our daughter. It was beautiful up there. We were also in Ottawa. Lots going on.
Early tomorrow I am going to Buffalo, NY, for our annual girls' pre-Christmas shopping weekend. We always have a great time. Lots of laughs, shopping ('til we drop), good meals, and wine of course! We hit all the stores (Marshalls, Macy's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Burlington Coat Factory, even Tops Friendly Markets) and all the malls too. We literally shop ALL day, especially now that some of the stores are open until 11:00. We usually go to the Cheesecake Factory and the Olive Garden. So sad that we don't have the Olive Garden up here in Canada anymore. :o( I hope to buy lots of Christmas presents! I also plan to get a lot of craft goodies.
And speaking of food… If you live in or around the Toronto area, you have to try the Remezzo Italian Bistro. We affectionately refer to it as “Remezzos.” The food is amazing. I have enjoyed every dish that I have ordered there. Our friends and family love it too. We went there on the weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
Their best appetizer (in my humble opinion) is the Coconut Shrimp. To die for! Give it a try.
My three all-time favourites are the Lasagna alla Bolognese, the Angel-Hair Surf & Turf, and the Chicken Kebob. But I have tried MANY other dishes that other people have ordered (little tastes and trades) and they are all delicious. You won’t be disappointed with this family-run business that has been around for 25 years. The servers are pleasant and professional. And they serve wine! What’s not to like.
And they have crème brûlée for dessert!
For more information, check out their website: www.remezzo.ca
Note: I am in no way affiliated or associated with this restaurant other than as a customer. I am recommending it because it’s great and I love it!
I don't do plastic canvas needlepoint anymore. I did it for awhile but I like the finer look of cross stitch much better. Back then I made this Santa's workshop. It took many hours to complete (first the stitching and then the assembly of all the tiny pieces). Where did THAT patience come from? I have included pictures of all four sides and a few close-up shots too.