Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Post of '13

So, this is the first post of the year '13.  Nothing unlucky about that, right?  Heh.  More about that later.

How has the new year treated you?  Very well we hope.  After the family, friends, and festivities were over it was back to the grind.  I actually got all the paperwork ready for the CPA, with lots of time to spare.  All that is needed to be done is inventory.  Don't ask.

I have about 5 projects all in different states of completion and no pictures at all to show you.  (Why do you even stop by and read this blog - with all the non-pictures of projects?  Sorry.)

The next thing on the agenda is the Moda Quilting Extravaganza Cruise at the end of January!!!


Pretty cool, eh?  Yes it is.  It's put on by Stitching Heaven and they have many more of this type of thing.   Go check it out.  This is my first cruise.  It's very exciting.  We (Barb, Mary, Carrie, and I) were asked to do this last year.  Barb and Mary had done it before and had wonderful things to say about it.  I had to be enticed.  It's not that I'm fearful (Oh, okay I was).  It's just that right after we agreed that awful thing happened in Italy with that other cruise ship.  (Totally different company, different ocean, and different despicable captain!).  This event caused myself and another quilt teacher (who will remain nameless) to email each other back and forth and commiserate, then make fun of, our fears.  Once we realized that all would be well, we laughed ourselves silly with many dark, twisted ways in which we would come to our nautical demise.  We laughed about pirates, soggy beds, Leonardo diCaprio.....

the ship being taken over by a drug cartel, a virus outbreak, ....... oh you get the picture.  Once we laughed about it - all was well and the anxiety was forgotten.  Then this happened.

Paula Deen

It seems that we won't be the only group on this cruise.  Paula Deen is taking a group of foodies on board for cooking, eating, and "who know's Y'all".  Paula.  Deen.

So now while I have admitted that the chances of being raided by pirates or being over taken by a rogue drug cartel is minuscule...... I now have to worry about Paula.  In my admittedly deranged nightmares I am strolling on board the beautiful ship at sunset.  The ocean is gorgeous and the salt air is refreshing.  Then I misstep on what only can be described as a "buttery smear" and I quickly slip off the deck into the deep.  Somehow I knew butter would be involved my downfall.

Seriously, looking forward to this trip.  Thank you Stitchin Heaven and Royal Caribbean Cruises for this adventure.

Ahoy!

Laurie

13 comments:

Cathy said...

Are those Paula's own books in the photo with her? I ask because one is called "The Idiot's Guide to the Mafia" and given your fears about the cruise, well...

Actually, I've heard from a source who used to work on her tv show that Paula Deen is quite entertaining, even when not cooking, especially if you are not averse to salty language. Maybe you can trade some quilting tips for cooking tips.

Have a good trip. I look forward to your tell-all blog posts.

kathyinozarks said...

you are making me giggle here-lol sounds like a fun time-if you run into Paula that would be fun too-she is suppose to be a hoot

MB in MI said...

LOL! Great post--have a great time on your cruise,and watch out for those foodies ;-)

Kathie said...

Omg how hysterical would that be if you Carrie and Paula would be in the same room
Kathie

DebrafromMD said...

Oh, I can't wait! I'm going on this cruise and am looking forward to all of my classes. I would be really cool to meet Paula Deen too.

SharoninStitches said...

Can't wait for your commentary! This should be delicious (oops, there's that unintended pun again). Have fun!!!!!

The Michigonians said...

Sounds like you are going to have a great time. Enjoy your stitching friends and post all the fun you are having. Happy New Year.

moosecraft said...

lol! Yes... beware of the butter! Thanks for the giggles this morning! Enjoy the cruise!

Carrie P. said...

sounds like you are going to have a fun year.

Me and My Sister Designs said...

I will keep you away from the BUTTER!

pdudgeon said...

sounds like you've got a wonderful cruise ahead. Have fun!

Sandra Henderson said...

I know how ya'll like food, so that should be a fun one! Ya gotta have a gimmick and she sure has her one. She is a lot smarter than she lets on and does not take herself seriously. Something we all can learn from. She is a HOOT!~ Butter is good for America. I only use that Irish butter now and am hooked on the garlic herb butter they make for cooking.

PamKittyMorning said...

Ha! You crack me up. If you come back with a southern drawl and curly hair I'm going to be suspicious. FYI.