July 18, 2007 - Wednesday My trip of a lifetime! Current mood: content I've always wanted to go to Alaska. Me who wears long sleeves in 80 degree weather. Me who doesn't really like being far from home. There was just one thing I wanted to take to Alaska (should I ever go) and that was someone that I wanted to keep me warm. Well, I've finally taken my dream cruise to Alaska with a man I truly love. It was everything I wanted and so much more. I paddled a canoe and rowed a kayak. I also ate so much...fresh crab and salmon. Okay lots of yummy desserts, too. One simply cannot diet on a cruise, but I am officially not eating anything past 7 p.m. any longer. It was such a wonderful vacation, we are planning another in two years. I should be thin enough to go again by then.
I am blessed to live in San Diego. People come here for a vacation and I get live here all year long. I taught 2nd grade for 43years and retired in 2013.I still volunteer in a 2nd grade at my school every Thursday. I have two grown daughters that are a very important part of my life. I am married a wonderfully patient man with two daughters a son and two granddauhters, and we live with two very entertaining cats. While I enjoy champagne at a wedding or special occasion , I do not need alcohol to have fun and it is never an option if I am upset. I truly can find joy in simple pleasures. I do not drink coffee, I am so blessed to take care of my youngest granddaughter once a week. She calls me Gamma and Bill is Popi. Hearing her say her names for us brings such joy to my heart.