Thoughts from 3 am: Things I Miss While Cruising

XmasI couldn’t sleep again.

Things that I miss, in no particular order:

  • The crackling, dreamy life of a flame burning in a candle
  • Making myself a bowl of cereal with cold milk, at any time of day or night
  • My cats, or at this point any cats, really; just something demanding that I adore it unconditionally at 6 am
  • Getting to talk with my husband any time of day or night
  • The ability to fall asleep easily (why, yes, it is 3 am right now)
  • My complete wardrobe
  • Mountains and hiking in Alaska
  • My family
  • Keys that jangle
  • A microwave and all the food I could buy for it
  • Real plants
  • Seemingly unlimited free WiFi
  • (Related) Not worrying about my data plan
  • My complete sheet music library
  • Rollerblading around Central Park
  • Top 40 Radio
  • Netflix
  • The blissful peace of not worrying about the next six months of my life
  • Fall boots; I keep reaching for my three pairs at home
  • Driving down the freeway at 70 mph, blasting Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony
  • Baking cookies to make people like me (our family has the best cookie recipe of all time, and you’d better believe it’s a secret)
  • Having an updated antivirus on my computer
  • My desire to exercise (I had it only four days ago)
  • My friend, Celeste, and our wonderful brunch/manicure dates in Hoboken
  • My sisters
  • New York City, especially revolting 8th Avenue where I spend most of my time
  • My mini Barbie collection from childhood (McDonald’s is in business because of those yearly mini Barbie/Hot Wheels promos and my family)
  • My baby blanket, which was tragically lost in a percussion rehearsal in Manhattan this year
  • My kitty, Meg, who passed on only a couple months prior to the loss of the baby blanket; the two events felt oddly connected
  • Having an uncongested sinus system (it’s been about five months)
  • Christmas movies like White Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Christmas in Connecticut (don’t worry, I have Love Actually)
  • My two families, so different but so dearly loved
  • A portion of my hearing, thanks to the awesome (if deafening) crew bar concert tonight
  • Dancing with my husband
  • Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Juice

Though I am an employee of Princess Cruise Lines, all opinions are mine only and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.

Photo credit: Xmas pic via photopin (license)


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