Secondly, my iPhone is still hanging in there! It's nothing short of a miracle, considering what happened to it back on January 16. Word to the wise: if you happen to drop your cell phone into a swimming pool, or a lake, or the ocean, or any sort of tank filled with water, try the old rice trick--stat! After I dropped my phone into..into a swimming pool (yeah, that's it), I immediately submerged it in a bowl of rice and left it there for a day or so; and although some of the minor functions aren't working perfectly anymore, for the most part my phone seems to have survived its near-drowning.
Not that I'm extremely attached to my iPhone or anything...but to say I'm relieved that it's still working is a huge understatement.January 28 post to join the fun. All you have to do is leave a comment with a guess as to how many Christmas ornaments I had on my tree this year, and you could win a hand-crafted wooden Santa ornament. (On January 29, I posted a photo of my decorated tree, just to give you a leg-up in the guessing department. There are a lot of ornaments on there, as you can see.)
This is my second contest/giveaway at "String of Pearls." I decided to be a total copy-cat and try it, after seeing this sort of thing done on some of the blogs I enjoy reading. I have never won anything when I've entered them; but take heart, dear readers: when you enter a contest on this blog, the number of participants is bound to be pretty low, so the odds of winning are in your favor!
That being said, however...I did go shopping at Barnes & Noble with my husband today (Tuesday), and we picked up a pocket-sized Barcelona guide book, which we've been poring over. So I must admit, I'm getting pretty excited about the trip!
The really sweet thing about this son is that while beginning the awesome experience of his own first-ever cruise, he was actually thinking of his father and me. He asked if either of us had ever been on a cruise, and when I said we hadn't (because I figured my husband's time aboard Navy ships didn't really count), he said, "We should do this--the whole family--with you and Dad on your 35th anniversary!" How thoughtful and loving that boy is. I just adore him! (Our 35th is about three years away, so that gives me some time to contemplate being on a boat way out in the middle of the ocean--a fear that on my long list of phobias ranks second only to flying!)
I hope I'm going to get some beautiful photos while I'm in Barcelona, and I will be sure to post them on my blog next week. In the meantime, here's a picture of the La Seu Cathedral (found on-line, pre-trip), which I hope I'm actually seeing in person as you're reading this on Friday.
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