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The Fleet Report and Daily for Wednesday January 25th, 2023


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Today is Opposite Day, Library Shelfie Day, and National Irish Coffee Day
 

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first. - George Carlin

Meal Suggestion for today - West African-Inspired Chicken & Peanut Stew
Drink of the Day - Yuzu Toddy
Wine of the Day - Craggy Range Pinot Noir Martinborough Aroha Te Muna 2020
Destination of the Day - Kotor, Montenegro
 

Eurodam

Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida 07:00 - 16:00
 

Koningsdam

At Sea Destination Ensenada, Baja California Mexico eta 1-30
 

Nieuw Amsterdam

Philipsburg St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles 11:00 - 23:00
 

Nieuw Statendam

Ocho Rios, Jamaica 09:00 - 17:00
 

Oosterdam

At Sea Destination Port Stanley, East Falkland Island eta 1-26
 

Rotterdam

Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL 0700 - 1600
 

Volendam

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile 11:00 - 18:00
 

Zaandam

At Sea Destination Huatulco, La Crucecita, Mexico Riviera eta 1-26
 

Zuiderdam

At Sea Destination Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga eta 1-30

Eastern Hemisphere
 

Noordam

Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand 08:00 - 19:00
 

Westerdam (not showing on map, possibly due to system shutdowns for maintenance)

Drydock Malaysa until 2/2

 

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Good morning from near Puerto Chacabaco Chile.   We are beginning to enter fjord country. We had a nice shore excursion into lake county about a half hour out of town but first had a stop at the city market for provisions for our lunch. Chef Richard Knobloch led us through the market explaining what to choose and why.  With help from our group he prepared marinated smoked mussels, clam ceviche, mussel soup and a wonderful Hake preparation.  Plus unlimited wines from his vineyards.  Today is horse back riding in Rio Simpson for me.  Prayers for all on our Care list, Sarah, Jacqui, Kathi and Tana and for the people of Ukraine.  Have a wonderful day! Nancy 

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Good Morning Everyone, thanks for the daily fleet report.  We are expecting another winter storm later today.  North of us will get the most while we should get about 2”.  Today’s meal suggestion sounds interesting, I’ll wait for @dfish to decide if I’d give it a try.  Maybe if I celebrated Irish coffee day my work day would be fun!  I hope everyone has a good day today.

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Good morning and thanks for the daily report.  Interesting days today, enjoy your Irish coffee.  Funny quote.  The drink and meal suggestion both sound kind of interesting.  I haven’t been to today’s port yet, but will this fall, can’t wait to see the photos. Prayers for everyone on our prayer list and for those that need them. Cheers to those of you celebrating happy events today!🥂

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Good morning.   Or, since it's opposite day should I wish everyone a bad day? 

Irish Coffee sounds good.

Amusing quote from a funny man.

The meal sounds interesting, looking forward to seeing the recipe.

Hope the drink and wine are tasty too.

We were in Kotor several years ago, I'll look for pictures.

 

Prayers for everyone.  I hope there are lots of celebrations.

Stay safe.

 

 

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Yuzu Toddy:

 

Ingredients
1 part Maker's Mark® Bourbon
2 heaping bar spoons Yuzu Honey
3/4 part Laird's® Applejack Brandy
1/2 part Yuzu Juice
5 parts Hot Water


Instructions
Combine all ingredients and serve hot.
*Yuzu honey: 1/4 cup yuzu rind**, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup water, 10 tablespoons sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons pectin, 2 tablespoons yuzu juice. Add water to yuzu rind and bring to a simmer. Mix the sugar and pectin together. Stir into the water and yuzu, pouring in a thin, steady stream while stirring. Bring to a boil. Add the honey and stir until the mixture is thick. Add the yuzu juice. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Keep refrigerated when not in use. **You may substitute a bottle of citrus tea from an Asian market for the honey if you cant source yuzu.

 

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Celebrating Opposite Day so good evening everyone. Rain and snow in today’s forecast. We haven’t had any snow yet so I guess it’s time. I just hope I get back and forth from PT before it starts. An exhaustive search and my distance glasses haven’t shown up. I was sure they would after ordering a new pair.

Stay safe everyone,

Carol

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2 minutes ago, mamaofami said:

Celebrating Opposite Day so good evening everyone. Rain and snow in today’s forecast. We haven’t had any snow yet so I guess it’s time. I just hope I get back and forth from PT before it starts. An exhaustive search and my distance glasses haven’t shown up. I was sure they would after ordering a new pair.

Stay safe everyone,

Carol

I hope your new pair arrives quickly.

 

Roy

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Thanks for our hump day Daily, Roy 🙂 

 

Interesting collection of days – I wonder if I’m celebrating opposite Day by using my opposite arm to try to eat, etc.?

 

I never noticed it before in cartoons but now that I think about it, I think that quote is correct.

 

I’m back to dictating again – don’t dare type until I’m seen at the hospital today.  Yes I have to go back to the Bone Clinic for an unscheduled, emergency appointment.  There’s something wrong with my cast/elbow. Hopefully recasting is all that’s required 🤞 And hopefully I will be able to type when I return home.

 

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Everything is cleaned up from the storm which finally ended yesterday morning – just in time for the one coming in tonight. 😞 

 

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Prayers for those on the care list and that need them and cheers to those celebrating.

 

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Have a great Wednesday all!

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Good morning friends!  Well, it's a rainy dark morning, 51F and expected to rain for several more hours.  High today will be 65.  Looking at my weather app I see my family members in Missouri, Ohio and Michigan are having snow so I'm not gonna complain!!

 

Thanks Roy @rafinmdfor posting the Daily today for Rich @richwmnwho is hopefully enjoying his World Cruise tremendously.  Opposite Day is an interesting concept.  We could do a lot with that.  Library shelfie day brings to mind times spent in the school libraries volunteering my help.  My kids didn't admit to it but I think they enjoyed having me at their schools most weeks.  I don't drink any coffees but I hope everyone else can enjoy their Irish coffee this special day.  The quote is quite funny.  Will wait to see the stew, and no to the drink and wine.  

 

Prayers said this morning for our Care list, especially Sarah, Tana, Jacqui and Kathi.  Extra prayers for Carolyn @Cruising-along's Patricia's family.  May she RIP.  Also want to remember the Ukrainians who are fighting for their lives and country.  Also, the shooting victims in the news this week.  What is wrong with people??

 

Congrats to all on the Celebration list. Enjoy your cruises travelers.  Mine is coming up in a little over 2 weeks.  Trying to figure out how to pack for 7 days since that doesn't happen often.  We are not light packers!

 

Today's port of Kotor, Montenegro is always a joy on a cruise.  I could go there every year if given the chance.  I hope you do get to see Kotor @Mr. Boston-- you will enjoy it immensely.  Also hope you like cats!  Kotor was our port of the day on May 17, 2022 and November 23, 2022 so here are the links to Rich's Dailies so we can all go back and get our photos.  Here you go!

 

 

Here are my photos.  Sorry so many but I just can't stop taking pictures when I visit there!

 

Kotor is another wonderful walled city that everyone should have a chance to see.  We first went there in August, 2017 on the Westerdam.  The second time was on the Pacific Princess in late November, 2018 so quite a difference in weather.  It was rainy and cool that time.  The third time was in June 2019 on a segment of our 50th anniversary Family Cruise.  The family hadn't joined us yet but we can't just go to Europe for a week or 10 days!  We had to add on to it.  The weather was pretty that time, too.

 

We got the coveted docking spot right across from the old City walls on Aug. 2017 on the Westerdam.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVL4owiQKruubn4B276p1F5A?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945326

 

You can see the old City of Kotor across from the ship in this shot, along with the activity going on below us.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVK2h_nls22g9ud3a8rs5BoW?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945348

 

We got off and headed over to an entrance to the city.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKIjqsLN8Z0TTjgtcwWA-AC?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945424

 

The first thing we ran into was this "couple" in front of a cute souvenir shop.

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Kotor's Old Town is full of centuries old palaces.  This one is Bizanti Palace00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKubrAjoxPaliAJxgEJp212?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945471

 

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Here you see St. Tryphon Cathedral00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKHvWCJcUh2dxmO5w2Dx2xL?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945517

 

There are many narrow winding paths to follow here.  00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVI7OwWOJVijz5Ya7_5pYUD2?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945549

 

The town is full of cats.  In the past I've posted photos of the stairs with about 7 cats lounging on them.  Here they are, photo taken in Nov. 2018.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVL8Gk90FjhLBwzNVg4RyOK2?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1546389887

 

And here is the Cats of Kotor shop with a cat you have to step over to gain entrance.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVIv7KQUNYgMIkBQFEeZOg-G?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1546389847

 

Looking upward on the hillside over the city, there is a path you can pay admission to take and see everything from way up there.  We didn't go up there, but our tablemates did, and they sent me a photo taken from way up high.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVK-6o3Bw3qQpk4I2lkEeARd?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945583

 

Here's their photo.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLNAJE1buYC01QDj7Py4J_2?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1620055746

 

For those afraid of heights, I apologize!!

 

 

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St. Lucas, Serbian Orthodox church00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKco7oJCP933tJ3xgEQ0naO?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945710

 

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Leaving Old Town we saw the dancers had arrived to entertain the crowds00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJQiS8-yPwBh1CayByRh6Kz?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945849

 

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A little church on the walk up the mountain.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVL4ZN2r8F1TPdRc3iG25CdI?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945897

 

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The sailaway is just as pretty as the town, so don't miss it!

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If you haven't made it to Kotor yet, I hope it happens in the future.  I could visit here every cruise and not tire of it.

 

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Jacqui @kazuWow, I'm really sorry you have to go back in for an emergency visit to have your elbow looked at again.  Hopefully they can figure out what the problem is that's causing you so much discomfort.  Prayers for good news and no more bad news for you!

 

Carol @mamaofamiwhat a bummer that you can't find those glasses.  Funny how they seem to grow legs and wander off!  Good luck with the new pair!

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I didn't know what Library Shelfie day was, so I googled it and found this. Apparently, it was started by the New York Public Library.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Every year on the fourth Wednesday of January, libraries and book lovers across social media share selfies with bookshelves using the perfect hashtag—#LibraryShelfie! This tradition started in 2014, and this year marks the fourth Library Shelfie Day.
Their exact definition for a library shelfie is, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself at a library, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via social media. Library Shelfie Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of January and began in 2014.”
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Good afternoon.

It is raining and 44°F here.

Thank you for today's daily reports Roy.

An Irish coffee made with Jameson's whiskey is a nice treat on a cold night.

Interesting quote.

Nice food.

Kotor is a beautiful port on the Adriatic sea.

I hope everyone has a great day.

Graham.

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Rich & Roy thank you for bringing us today’s Report & Daily! A balmy 64 this morning when Bindi and I headed out. And the sky was so clear.  Even the birds were singing happily!

 

Roy thank you for tracking our goings on. Today I start calling companies to schedule estimates for my next project - cleaning and resealing my pool deck pavers. The company who did the original sealing did a horrible job, so this time I am going to be super picky. Then this afternoon is my weekly HIIT class. And of course Bindi will get her regularly scheduled walks in.
 

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Prayers for Sarah, Kathi, Tana and Jacqui & all who need our support. Cheers to all who are celebrating.   Get well & stay well everyone!

 

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Craggy Range Pinot Noir Martinborough Aroha Te Muna 2020

A bit elusive, unless you live in Europe, China, Australia or New Zealand. But you might be able to convince your local wine shop to help you buy some. Consumer and critic reviews both say this one might be worth the hassle. But the excellent - superb ratings come with a hefty price tag. Prices - before shipping - start at  $87.59. I would love a taste. 

Distributor notes

A complex bouquet and palate with scents and flavours of black currant and dark cherry, wild flowers and red berry fruits then a stone and mineral silty soils quality . Youthful, varietal and complex. Even on day 2 the wine has a youthful taut appeal, flavours reflect the bouquet with a youthful energy and mix of ripe and tart fruits including cherry, cranberry, plum and black currant. An abundance of fine tannins and medium+ acidity, a wine that will continue to develop over the next 3-5 years. This wine presents best on day 2 which is a strong indication that it will age well. Best drinking from 2025 through 2033+.

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9 minutes ago, SJSULIBRARIAN said:

I didn't know what Library Shelfie day was, so I googled it and found this. Apparently, it was started by the New York Public Library.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Every year on the fourth Wednesday of January, libraries and book lovers across social media share selfies with bookshelves using the perfect hashtag—#LibraryShelfie! This tradition started in 2014, and this year marks the fourth Library Shelfie Day.
Their exact definition for a library shelfie is, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself at a library, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam, and shared via social media. Library Shelfie Day is celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of January and began in 2014.”

 

So a shelfie is a selfie!  Got it!  📚

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25 minutes ago, StLouisCruisers said:

Good morning friends!  Well, it's a rainy dark morning, 51F and expected to rain for several more hours.  High today will be 65.  Looking at my weather app I see my family members in Missouri, Ohio and Michigan are having snow so I'm not gonna complain!!

 

Thanks Roy @rafinmdfor posting the Daily today for Rich @richwmnwho is hopefully enjoying his World Cruise tremendously.  Opposite Day is an interesting concept.  We could do a lot with that.  Library shelfie day brings to mind times spent in the school libraries volunteering my help.  My kids didn't admit to it but I think they enjoyed having me at their schools most weeks.  I don't drink any coffees but I hope everyone else can enjoy their Irish coffee this special day.  The quote is quite funny.  Will wait to see the stew, and no to the drink and wine.  

 

Prayers said this morning for our Care list, especially Sarah, Tana, Jacqui and Kathi.  Extra prayers for Carolyn @Cruising-along's Patricia's family.  May she RIP.  Also want to remember the Ukrainians who are fighting for their lives and country.  Also, the shooting victims in the news this week.  What is wrong with people??

 

Congrats to all on the Celebration list. Enjoy your cruises travelers.  Mine is coming up in a little over 2 weeks.  Trying to figure out how to pack for 7 days since that doesn't happen often.  We are not light packers!

 

Today's port of Kotor, Montenegro is always a joy on a cruise.  I could go there every year if given the chance.  I hope you do get to see Kotor @Mr. Boston-- you will enjoy it immensely.  Also hope you like cats!  Kotor was our port of the day on May 17, 2022 and November 23, 2022 so here are the links to Rich's Dailies so we can all go back and get our photos.  Here you go!

 

 

Here are my photos.  Sorry so many but I just can't stop taking pictures when I visit there!

 

Kotor is another wonderful walled city that everyone should have a chance to see.  We first went there in August, 2017 on the Westerdam.  The second time was on the Pacific Princess in late November, 2018 so quite a difference in weather.  It was rainy and cool that time.  The third time was in June 2019 on a segment of our 50th anniversary Family Cruise.  The family hadn't joined us yet but we can't just go to Europe for a week or 10 days!  We had to add on to it.  The weather was pretty that time, too.

 

We got the coveted docking spot right across from the old City walls on Aug. 2017 on the Westerdam.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVL4owiQKruubn4B276p1F5A?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945326

 

You can see the old City of Kotor across from the ship in this shot, along with the activity going on below us.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVK2h_nls22g9ud3a8rs5BoW?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945348

 

We got off and headed over to an entrance to the city.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKIjqsLN8Z0TTjgtcwWA-AC?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945424

 

The first thing we ran into was this "couple" in front of a cute souvenir shop.

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Kotor's Old Town is full of centuries old palaces.  This one is Bizanti Palace00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKubrAjoxPaliAJxgEJp212?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945471

 

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Here you see St. Tryphon Cathedral00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKHvWCJcUh2dxmO5w2Dx2xL?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945517

 

There are many narrow winding paths to follow here.  00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVI7OwWOJVijz5Ya7_5pYUD2?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945549

 

The town is full of cats.  In the past I've posted photos of the stairs with about 7 cats lounging on them.  Here they are, photo taken in Nov. 2018.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVL8Gk90FjhLBwzNVg4RyOK2?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1546389887

 

And here is the Cats of Kotor shop with a cat you have to step over to gain entrance.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVIv7KQUNYgMIkBQFEeZOg-G?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1546389847

 

Looking upward on the hillside over the city, there is a path you can pay admission to take and see everything from way up there.  We didn't go up there, but our tablemates did, and they sent me a photo taken from way up high.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVK-6o3Bw3qQpk4I2lkEeARd?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945583

 

Here's their photo.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVLNAJE1buYC01QDj7Py4J_2?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1620055746

 

For those afraid of heights, I apologize!!

 

 

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St. Lucas, Serbian Orthodox church00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVKco7oJCP933tJ3xgEQ0naO?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945710

 

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Lots of stonework in this town00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVIDIPw4u29J8HPrN2xHh-cP?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945751

 

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Leaving Old Town we saw the dancers had arrived to entertain the crowds00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVJQiS8-yPwBh1CayByRh6Kz?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945849

 

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A little church on the walk up the mountain.00-krGnVk_TmW1vjXOSXmrbNCgtIzRKIF36hrdhGheqtVL4ZN2r8F1TPdRc3iG25CdI?cn=THISLIFE&res=medium&ts=1503945897

 

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The sailaway is just as pretty as the town, so don't miss it!

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If you haven't made it to Kotor yet, I hope it happens in the future.  I could visit here every cruise and not tire of it.

 

Thank you Sandi for your prayers 🙏 for Sarah.

Kotor is wonderful and your amazing photos brings to life what a nice port it is.

Graham.

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Good morning all,

Thanks for the daily report. We had a snowy overnight. We are way behind in snow but have had several rain showers this winter. This is the first snow of any significant since moving into my maintenance provided home. We will see if they do what is promised. 
 

We are set to fly to FLL on Sunday for our Disney cruise with the grandkids. As of this morning there is a vomit festival going on at their house. Fingers crossed it is a short lived illness and the parents don’t get it or get over it before Sunday.  Glad we have travel insurance. 
 

Jacqui I am glad you are going back. This far out from your surgery you should not have this much pain. Hopefully they can do some other type of immobilization. 

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1 hour ago, kazu said:

Thanks for our hump day Daily, Roy 🙂 

 

Interesting collection of days – I wonder if I’m celebrating opposite Day by using my opposite arm to try to eat, etc.?

 

I never noticed it before in cartoons but now that I think about it, I think that quote is correct.

 

I’m back to dictating again – don’t dare type until I’m seen at the hospital today.  Yes I have to go back to the Bone Clinic for an unscheduled, emergency appointment.  There’s something wrong with my cast/elbow. Hopefully recasting is all that’s required 🤞 And hopefully I will be able to type when I return home.

 

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Everything is cleaned up from the storm which finally ended yesterday morning – just in time for the one coming in tonight. 😞 

 

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Prayers for those on the care list and that need them and cheers to those celebrating.

 

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Have a great Wednesday all!

Wow Jacqui @kazu you have had dreadful bad luck with your elbow.

Hopefully your emergency bone clinic appointment today pin point's the problem and they can finally rectify your elbow problem.

Sending you my sincere good wishes for a full recovery.

Graham xx

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I'm seeing some tornado damage in SE Texas on the news and send my best wishes to all in that area.  I hope it's just property damage and not loss of life there.

 

 

45 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thank you Sandi for your prayers 🙏 for Sarah.

Kotor is wonderful and your amazing photos brings to life what a nice port it is.

Graham.

Thanks, Graham.  Keep us updated after her injection(s) tomorrow.  I know she is appreciative of your and Pauline's support and help during this trying time.

 

 

 

9 minutes ago, cruising sister said:

Good morning all,

Thanks for the daily report. We had a snowy overnight. We are way behind in snow but have had several rain showers this winter. This is the first snow of any significant since moving into my maintenance provided home. We will see if they do what is promised. 
 

We are set to fly to FLL on Sunday for our Disney cruise with the grandkids. As of this morning there is a vomit festival going on at their house. Fingers crossed it is a short lived illness and the parents don’t get it or get over it before Sunday.  Glad we have travel insurance. 
 

Jacqui I am glad you are going back. This far out from your surgery you should not have this much pain. Hopefully they can do some other type of immobilization. 

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I hope the family improve rapidly so you all can go on that Disney cruise!  We had great times on their ship (Dream) when we went with family.  Very unique experience.

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Good morning, everyone.

 

Fortunately, most of the bad weather is occurring to the south and east of us.  We're supposed to get a couple of inches, but not much more.  Some are getting a lot of snow followed by freezing rain.  

 

I am going to make it to buy my paint today.  This painting project is going very slowly.  I need help moving the furniture away from the walls.  The good part is I only have the bed and one end table to move out.  There wasn't room for my dresser as two walls are taken up with closets.  

 

Irish coffee is my go to drink on cold weather itineraries.  I'm sure I'll get my fill of them in Greenland and Iceland this summer.  On warm weather cruises I have a Bloody Mary.  A spicy one!  Sometimes it is a Virgin Mary.  I don't care about the alcohol in it, but I want the veggies and spice.  

 

I have had African Chicken Peanut Soup and it is wonderful.  The soup just has more chicken broth in it than the stew does.  This is a great meal for a cold winter day like today!    https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/african_chicken_peanut_stew/

 

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This dish is adaptable. You can add as much heat to it as you like or leave it out altogether.  I find it very satisfying due to the creaminess and richness of the peanut butter and roasted peanuts.  https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/west-african-style-chicken-peanut-stew.html

 

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This next one shows the chicken still on the bone, but I like to cut the meat off the bone after cooking and put it back into the stew.  It just makes it easier to eat that way.   https://lowcarbafrica.com/african-chicken-peanut-stew/

 

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Give it a try!   It is delicious!

 

Prayers for all who need them and cheers to those who are celebrating!  Wishing you all a wonderful day.

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13 minutes ago, StLouisCruisers said:

I'm seeing some tornado damage in SE Texas on the news and send my best wishes to all in that area.  I hope it's just property damage and not loss of life there.

 

 

Thanks, Graham.  Keep us updated after her injection(s) tomorrow.  I know she is appreciative of your and Pauline's support and help during this trying time.

 

 

 

I hope the family improve rapidly so you all can go on that Disney cruise!  We had great times on their ship (Dream) when we went with family.  Very unique experience.

Thank you Sandi.

We will take her and Pauline will stay with her then we will take her home.

They only allow 1 person in so I will sit drinking coffee until they are ready.

Sarah is a little worried because of where the injection is.

How is your daughter's foot?.

Graham.

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