Thursday, February 3, 2011

Last Day at Sea

Saturday August 3, 1991

Didn't sleep well at all last night. Arose at 7:00 for 7:30 dining room breakfast followed by an exercise class. Then I came back to the room and rested for an hour, then got cleaned up.

Today was a talent contest and Big Bingo plus other activities. We each got a T-shirt and visor for active activities. Anita and Bob won bronze medals for a marathon.

Dinner was prime rib and two more wonderful desserts each. The farewell show was really wonderful. The song with gestures as they all stood shoulder to shoulder singing different words about what they'd be doing if not working on a cruise ship.

The general feeling that mom's posts evoke while on her cruise to Alaska is exhaustion. I don't know if it's because of the seasickness medication, lack of sleep, or the cancer, but this vacation sounds anything but restful. Is mom burning the candle from both ends, as the saying goes? Her body needs lots of rest to keep her immune system strong. It seems more like her attitude is to not let the cancer interfere with her life whatsoever, and to live every day like it's her last. She certainly does love adventure, and the cost of all the excursions she went on had to be expensive. Maybe she knew it would be her last opportunity to see Alaska and she was going to take advantage of every opportunity to see and do as much as she could.

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