Remember the old song by Carly Simon? Anticipation? How do you handle anticipation before your cruise? I've already packed, watched all the cruise line videos, read the reviews, and now I am digging out the cruising CDs and listening to some reggae/soca/salsa/steel drum music. 4 days and counting!
I look at pictures from last year's cruise...I do heavy house cleaning (so I come home to a really clean home) and while doing so I blast all the latest CD's of the Jazz artists I will see on the cruise....I remember to tell all the folks that I regularly see on my daily walk that I will be gone for 10 days on my cruise, so they don't worry about not seeing me on my normal routine...on the Sunday before I leave , I go to Church and pay my tithes in advance for the 2 Sundays that I will miss..I special order my cruise scrapbooks from Freemont CA, so they will be here when I get home...I make sure I pack 3 extra days of my medicine just in case...I look st Carnival's menu cycle online to remind me what I will be eating nightly next week....make sure that both my neighbors can locate their copy of my spare key and know details on how to reach me on the ship