I can't believe we're already into the second week of 2008 . We had a wonderful start to the new year with Casey and Chantal's wedding . We were all a bit nervous , because planning this at a distance, you're relying on the integrity of people you don't know. Everything just went perfectly , from the minister, who somehow made this occasion very personal even though she'd never met the bridal couple , to the photographer, limousine driver , PapaBear who drove us all to Magen's Bay and the great ladies who cooked up a terrific beach BBQ for after the wedding. Later in the day we had a small reception back on the ship. The rest of the trip was just sun,rest and relaxation and way too much food. The meals on a cruise ship are just stupendous . I think we all gained a pound or two while we were away.
Back to reality ...re-entry was a little rough . The weather here has been just terrible , rain, freezing rain , snow and then more rain . Unbelievable amounts of rain . Casey had a minor flood in his basement , the sump pump just couldn't keep up with all that rain . Thankfully we were home when that happened or it could have been much worse . I've been battling the mother of all colds all week. This is the first day that I actually feel like myself . What a difference a week can make ... but still it 's been a very good beginning to 2008 !