Happy International Thanksgiving!
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Today is the ships Thanksgiving day. Its a neutral day, meaning its no one's actual holiday, not that all countries celebrate a thanksgiving. Liberia's Thanksgiving was on Nov 1. Anyhoo, the galley (aka kitchen) prepared a wonderful feast for us, complete with turkey, ham, mashed potatos, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie, apple pie and blackberry pie. Oh so yummy. The dining room was decorated very nicely. Everybody dressed up. You had to get there early otherwise you would run the risk of running out of the good stuff.
After supper, instead of our typical community meeting, we had a special Thanksgiving worship. The International Lounge, which is our big meeting room was decorated with two tables: one with baskets of fresh fruits and veggies and cut flowers, which made the room smell like a cozy farmer's market; the other was our communion table, covered with fresh loaves of bread and small glasses of wine.
This week has been really slow. We only have 2 Maxfac/ent surgeons and 2 eye docs, so we aren't doing as many cases. We often finish by 1 and then have to do 'special' projects like, counting how many clip appliers we have or putting together anesthesia carts or getting things ready to sail.
Oh, tonight after to worship, we had an unbraiding party in my cabin. Tish, one of my friends, had her hair braided with me last weekend. She didn't get extensions like me, so her braids were really small. She didn't like them and they were starting to fall out, so we agreed to help her. Five of us spent about an hour working on unbraiding the tiniest braids you've ever seen. When we were done, she looked like a cave woman with her hair strangly, but I envy her. She got to go and scrub her head. I wish I could. My scalp is itchy. The other morning I woke up with something in my bed, it was a braid that had been on one of the short baby hairs and had slide off! It was still braided.
So thats it for now, I only have 10 more days left. Time flies.