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Saturday Open House

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by ShipMaven, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    good afternoon mary ann

    it is approaching cocktail time here -- ready a grey goose

    wrist and arm are now in a special brace with metal rods -- 2 1/2 more weeks of this -- and then we see what happens next
  2. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    It's time for a drink or two please.

    how about some rum punches?


  3. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Ahhhh, what a great place to spend the Saturday, Mary Ann!
    It almost looks crowded with all C@'s and furbabies.

    I'm a bit late today as spring really has arrived here and the garden needs some attention. :sunny:

    I think I would like to have white wine together with some of that seafood salad that seamom brought, Please.

    Molle is of course joining me. I can see that he is delighted to see both Charles and Maw as well as Pucci and all his other friends.

  4. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Good afternoon everyone. Mary Ann and Pucci once again you have selected the perfect location. It's so relaxing, and with the week coming up, I need relaxing. I have all three furbabies with me, and they are anxious to run and play with their friends. Charles did I hear you say that you were making some rum punch? May I please have some.
  5. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    What a beautiful spot! I'm so glad I stopped in after my Grocery Store foray! I've got the "boys" with me so they can play with Pucci while I sit and sip a glass of chardonnay! So nice to see everyone today!
  6. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Michael - let me quickly give you your hot cocoa and Bailey's. California sent us the same weather - April 1st we hit 100F, as I write now, it's 50F! We went from air-conditioning to heat overnight. We'll look forward to seeing Susan and Ginny later on - and we MUST celebrate Ginny's happy event! :cheer:

    Kay - so good to see you here. Thank you for joining us. I believe the temperature may be just a bit warmer in this spot than many other familiar "local" places. Here is a cup of Orange Dulce tea that I hope you'll enjoy - more in the pot under the cozy. It's from my favorite tea provider, Mighty Leaf - here's the description: Orange Dulce flavored black tea is a luscious, rich brew teeming with notes of bergamot, orange, vanilla and jasmine blossoms. Made with Ceylon and China black teas, Orange Dulce brews up a fragrant and full bodied dark tea. Reminiscent of an aged Port, the flavor is sure to please.

    Yonnie - oh, I hope all will be well with your arm. Here's Grey Goose on the rocks for you and Joe. Pucci suggested I make them doubles to wish you luck! Please enjoy.

    Charles - indeed, it's time for some drinks. Since you've become our Rum Punch mixologist, do you wish to continue with those honors, or do you prefer to be served? I can instruct Horhei and Pucci to get to work. :whistle:

    Erik - it's always a pleasure to have you and Molle join us. Pucci escorted Molle to MAW and Charles, gave him his bowl of water and treats, and they're off to mingle with the other furbabies. I hope you enjoyed working in your garden today. The seafood salad that Seamon selected is excellent, and I hope you will enjoy two glasses of Pinot Grigio Santa Margherita with it. The bottle is chilled, so please do not hesitate to ask for more.

    Bev - Pucci ran to greet Chloe, Harley and Lilly, then brought them to Charles and MAW for scritches, gave them their bowls of water and treats...and now they're off playing. Sounds like you might have a difficult week ahead?? Here is your Rum Punch - sit back, relax and enjoy!

    Beryl - Pucci was delighted to see Skye and Sergeant. They collected abundant scritches from MAW and Charles, received their bowls of water and treats, and they're now playing with the other furbabies. Here is your glass of chilled Chardonnay - please relax and enjoy.
  7. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    I'll be happy to mix a pitcher or two of rum punches for those that wish some.

    All of the cruise ships just left FLL, so it is indeed time for a few drinks.

  8. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    thank you mary ann and pucci for the double grey goose drinks

    i am getting so tired of typing with just 2 fingers

    see you all tomorrow
  9. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charles. I would love a rum punch. Yes, I find out on Wednesday if I need a knee replacement. I sure wish we were on one of those lovely cruise ships.
  10. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Thank you, Mary Ann!
    2 more glasses of that very nice wine would be great. I think the first two landed in the same leg... :biggrin:

  11. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Well, I am home from a very long day. I've showered, and put on my pj's, and my Honey is going to fix a nice cold salad for us for dinner.

    And, since I had a very long day, may I please have a double shot of Stolichnaya vodka, that has just been pulled out of the freezer? :cheer:
    Nothing like being specific and spoiled, is there? :biggrin:
  12. jk

    jk Well-Known Member

    Good evening Mary Ann and Pucci. So glad to see you both at the Open House this weekend. I hope you got your taxes done and are feeling well.

    The gang and I are late today as I took a beading class today to learn how to do the Peyote Stitch. I finished one bracelet and have been downstairs working on another one. I am one of those people that need to make several of things so I do not forget.
    I brought all of the dogs today including foster Penny as they have been inside all day since Steve was outside working on the yard.
    They are more than ready to play with their friends at Open House! I hope everyone has stuck around as this looks like a beautiful place to spend an evening at also.
    Mary Ann I would love a Long Island Ic Tea this evening, thank you very much.
  13. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Charles - knowing the popularity of your magical Rum Punches, better make that two pitchers, please. And I'll have a tall one, too!

    Yonnie - sleep well tonight. Hopefully, you'll be able to use all fingers without problem very soon!

    Bev - good luck Wednesday. As you and others here know, been there-done that twice.

    Erik - we cannot have you limping around. Here are two more glasses of chilled Pouilly Fuisse and please be sure they are directed to the other leg. We wish you a good night's sleep, and look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

    Corky - ahhh, we have similar tastes. My favorite vodka is Stoli - served right out of the freezer with caviar!! Enjoy!
  14. Radiance

    Radiance Well-Known Member

    Cooper and I are running late today..........another lovely spot Shipmaven. Instead of my usual Earl Grey may I please have a cup of Orange Dulce tea......it sounds yummy.

  15. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Good evening, Janice and furbabies. Pucci ran to escort them to Charles and MAW, give them their bowls of water and offer them treats. And now they can run off all their pent-up energy. Yes, I finished my taxes despite some unexpected interruptions and everything is in the hands of my Accountant. Now I'll display my utter ignorance of any crafting talent - what is a Peyote Stitch??? Here is your Long Island Iced Tea - sit back, relax and enjoy!
  16. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Radiance - no matter the time, I'm so happy you could join us. Pucci escorted Cooper to our two designated Scritchers, gave him his bowl of water and treats...and they're off and running. I hope you'll enjoy your Orange Dulce tea. Sounds tempting as a change, doesn't it? Amongst who knows how many places, Mighty Leaf is served on Crystal Cruises and now, Princess. Their Chamomile Citrus (Citron) is what I drink each night at bedtime - spoiled me for any other chamomile tea.
  17. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone! What a beautiful place!!! Mary Ann, a Peyote stitch is done with tiny seed beads and is done "in the round". The original application was used in decorating the handles of ceremonial Indian tomahawks or the barrels of peace pipes. Now it's used for beading key chains, bracelets, or earrings and it's VERY difficult to do, for me anyway. Janice has quite a talent for anything involving beads! Uh, Maw, how MANY furbabies can you handle at one time? Watch out Charles, I think I see a furry blur headed your way too. Bandit and Cocoa are thrilled to see everyone again and Bird Baby is spoiled. He thinks Mary Ann deserves all his attention, and he's whispering to her - actually begging for goodies while nibbling at her earrings. Leon and I would like Chocolate Bananas this evening. Mary Ann, would you like a tall one?
  18. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Shipmaven - Yum!! - you are singing my tune, Girlfriend!! Stoli straight from the freezer is like drinking vodka syrup.... :doubleup:
  19. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Thank you Mary Ann!
    All 4 glasses landed in the same leg... :whistle: No just kidding! :biggrin:
    With a good balance and no limping I found my way to the bed for some sleep. See you all tomorrow (later today...)!

    "Woof woof" from Molle.

  20. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Jacquie - it's always a delight to see you, Leon, the furbabies and my little feathered friend! Indeed, there was a blur of fur speeding towards Charles and MAW - I hope they didn't overdo it! Pucci offered Bandit and Cocoa their bowls of water and treats...and they've joined the other furbabies. Bird Baby (name noted) flew directly to my shoulder and is whispering sweet nothings in my ear (between nibbling on my earrings). He's asking for sunflower seeds and is gently eating them from my hand. Of course, he's receiving his pat-pats on his head and scritches behind his ear. You know I have no will power when it comes to Chocolate Bananas - of course I'll join you and Leon! Thank you for explaining the Peyote Stitch - SIGH. Bless all these @ddicts who are SO TALENTED!!!

    Corky - Na Zdrovia! If/when we meet in person, we'll toast each other with our favorite vodka and "accompaniment"!! :cheer:

    Erik - oh my. I was visualizing this Swedish ship with a severe list. But fortunately, the ballast was equalized. Sleep well, Pucci and I look forward to seeing you and Molle at Sunday Open House.

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