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We are back!

April 30th, 2012 at 03:13 pm

We had a great time on our cruise! We saw 4 islands (Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Aruba)and had some great adventures but I am glad to be home after 10 days away.

Took today off from work (as did DH)...house was clean before we left so all there was to do was laundry and groceries. I am still working on getting back to West coat time....for some reason, that 3 hour time difference really got me this time....I am just dragging today.

Ended up spending about $500 total between shopping on the islands and the ship. This also includes the meals we had on Friday before getting on the ship on Saturday and a meal and snacks on Sunday coming home....it also includes bingo on the ship on a day at sea and some adult beverages and specialty coffee drinks on the ship....all in all....not too bad....I feel so much better knowing everything else was paid for before we left.

Will try to post some pics but I have no idea how to do it on here....any instructions would be appreciated Smile

This Friday.....

April 16th, 2012 at 06:31 pm

is the big day! We fly out (at long last) for our anniversary cruise we have had planned for a year. So excited! We will fly all day Friday and then spend the night in a hotel and hop on the ship on Saturday.

As I mentioned before, our cruise, flight and excursions are all paid for in full which is a huge relief and a blessing too!

There are a few expenses that have cropped up (cruise related) but not a worry at all.

DH and I have both purchased a few clothing items.....dh needed some new swim trunks and I needed some new sandals. We also both purchased new sunglasses. A few other clothng items purchased to spruce up the wardrobe. Many of these items were paid for with gift cards we have been saving, plus coupon use and some smart shopping, so not alot of outlay of cash.

A few toiletry itmes also...sunscreen, wrinkle release (for clothes), and a prescription for an ear patch for me....I had a little bit of sea sickness on our last trip so I am hoping I will have none this time....we will see how it works.

Lastly....tanning....we both purchased a small tanning package....I am NOT an advocate of using tanning beds and always wear sunscreen outside...however, I am rather fair, and I wanted to get a bit of color on me since we are going very far down south in the Carribean.

And lastly...a surprise for DH.....I ordered a wine basket to be delivered to our room on Saturday....I am hoping it will be there when we check in! For $39 we are getting a bottle of white wine, 4 or 5 different kinds of fruit, cheese and crackers, and nuts....I am hoping he will be super surprised. I ordered it right through Carnival. He is always doing nice things for me and I wanted to do something that will totally surprise him.

We will be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner out on Friday....our flight leaves at 6am so I am not going to get up and make breakfast and dirty up the kitchen....we will probably have lunch during our layover, and then dinner after we get to Florida and check in our hotel....by then we will probably we falling asleep on our feet and ready for bed!

My co-workers credit card was hacked

April 3rd, 2012 at 08:07 am

Ugh! Co-worker came back to work yesterday after having Spring Break off....was telling us that over the weekend they received a call from their MasterCard questioning a charge...yep...you guessed it....fraudulent charge.

I guess she pays $8 a month for fraud protection so she was happy (kinda)?? that it acutally paid off to have that protection....on the other hand....I am sure she wasn't thrilled her credit card was hacked either!

I think this kind of thing is only going to get worse....2 people I know in the past week? Yikes!