Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So I honestly thought I posted after the whole "I promise" thing. I guess I shouldn't make anymore promises. Still in Owen Sound, though very seriously thinking about leaving. Not sure where I'll go to, or what I'll do. Maybe stay with the company, or maybe do something completely different. Whatever happens, I would really like a chance to go away for a month or so....a missions trip somewhere would be ideal. Somewhere warm would be even better. :P I'm am completely frozen right now (obviously not literally...). Probably partially due to the fact that I just got back from a cruise to the Caribbean and I was getting used to the warmth. Temperatures have also been quite a bit lower here than they have been all winter. I hope it doesn't last too long. The days are starting to get longer so I guess that's a sign that warm weather should be following before too long. I like leaving work while it's still semi-light outside.

As previously mentioned I was on a cruise...with was a blast! The ship was massive and it was just so much fun to be floating out on the ocean! We started in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and went to Key West, FL, then to Grand Cayman and then on to Jamaica which was the last stop before we headed back to Ft. Lauderdale. Some of the places we saw were quite beautiful, with Jamaica definitely #1. There were so many things that I enjoyed, but oddly enough, one of my favourite things was getting to know some of the ship's employees. Out of over 1200 employees on our ship, the Carnival Freedom, there were 61 different nationalities. Every employee wore a name tag with their name (obviously), their position on the ship, and the country they were from. It was easy to strike up conversation with most of them (though some were a little harder to understand due to their accents), and it was neat to see what brought them to work for Carnival. Probably the biggest response we got was that they just wanted to see different places. Maybe I'll work on a cruise ship...that could be fun...but it is a lot of work. Long days and long weeks. They generally work for 8 months, then they get 2-3 months off because they're working so many hours in a week and they don't get much time off. I also wouldn't like having to deal with snooty people who want to be pampered. So maybe a cruise ship isn't the best place for me. :P Either way, Nic and I had we usually do. Amazingly enough we didn't get ourselves into too much trouble, which is saying a lot. :)

My apartment is a mess and I don't feel like cleaning so I am just procrastinating right now. I guess I should do something a little more productive than sit at my computer all evening. If anyone knows of any special jobs or interesting opportunities, please pass them my way...I'm quite interested in doing something different. We'll see what God has in store!

Lots of love,


1 comment:

RB said...

Good to read an update on your life hun!
Wow cruise sounded nice!! Sweet trip.

I hope you can find something to do for a month off.

Hey if you are looking for a weekend away you could always come visit me in April and watch me in the play I am in (Diary of Anne Frank) I am playing the part of Margot Frank (Anne's sister). I have really been enjoying having a drama outlet.

well just wanted to say hi and that I read this. HUGS