So by this point it is almost noon and I have yet to shower. I meant to shower after working out and shuffle board, but dad had to eat or would have passed out then and there, remember? And then I meant to shower after breakfast, but then mom called on the wavephone to tell me she had a seat saved for me in the front center for the art of entertaining cooking demonstration. Then I planned to shower after that when DSis texted on her wavephone that she was coming to Studio Sea to see napkin folding and to save her a seat. So, a few hours later than I expected, I'm finally free of all family guilt and obligation and back in my stateroom. After showering I decide to find my family and figured they would probably be getting lunch at beach blanket buffet on the 9th deck. For some reason, stopping for ice cream before lunch makes perfectly good sense on DCL - it was on my way after all. About this time my wavephone was vibrating constantly with missed calls from Mom and Sis wondering why I'm not with them at beach blanket. I came to the buffet through the back entrance and missed the hand sanitizers - I carried purell in my purse but coming in the back way makes it hard to get silverware and napkin! Since I would have been heading against the current of the buffet lines, I settled on the paella station and got a spoon from the dessert buffet. I wasn't sure if DSis had gotten any paella and the line was so long I figured I would get two bowls and either she or dad would like it too - nothing worse than showing up with something no one else has and having them all eyeing your food - then you have to share - yuck. I found the table the family was hunkered down at and no, DSis didn't know about the paella and yes, she did really want it. Mom and Dad took off about the time I got to the table, but dad came back to bring us both this dark chocolate dessert - dad drowned it in chocolate sauce for us - was too much though - even for me. I'm looking over the navigator for the day and can't figure out where it was that they hurried off to after lunch, but now I see there was a singles lunch at Tritons - maybe I should have gone there instead!