Well, Here We Go Again

We are doing it this time! We are really going to do it!

What are we going to do? Well, once we are done being vaccinated (after our two week waiting period), we’re going to Disney World!!!

Huzzah!!

It only took a moment for us to decide to make the trip. And three and a half ours after that decision, I had contacted our original travel agent at Small World Vacations and we were booked! I even had plane tickets and restaurant reservations done. And parental visits scheduled for our days at Disney Springs and Epcot!

Trip planned!

Now I just have to take care of all the minor details, like planning cute outfits to wear and deciding whether or not to buy those cute mickey ears off of Etsy.

100th Blog Post!

It’s my 100th Blog Post!

Huzzah! Hooray!

Holy cow.

There were a few days (months really) were I didn’t think the blog was gonna last this long. For reals though.

I started this blog as a way to write about anything and everything that crossed my mind.

In the early days I wrote about my cat. I mean look at how cute she is!

Or about a cup of tea. Yes, I really wrote an entire blog post about a cup of tea. What? I love tea. Don’t tell me you don’t love cuddling up with a cup of tea and a good book.

Okay, so maybe you like coffee and a good book. I’m not gonna judge you.

Let’s not forget the fabulous girls weekend in New Orleans. That was a good time. I miss those ladies.

I also wrote about the first time I made my family’s sacred chicken and dumplings recipe after my dad died last year. That was a healing experience for me.

Then I wrote my very first book review and got bit by a bug that just wouldn’t go away. Hello The Power. Spoiler alert, I wasn’t really a fan of this book.

I got really excited to join my first book club this year. So much so that I decided to write about it. We read the Princess Bride!

I started a little plant menagerie. One the plants has since died. But most of them are alive, and that’s all that matters here!

We cancelled our trip to Disney because of Covid-19. While it was the responsible thing to do, it still hurt my heart to do it.

I started playing Animal Crossing in April, wrote about it in July, and have still managed to play every day since. I’m not saying I have a problem, but I just flattened my island to redo it…again.

Then I read a book a day in August to get my reading engine kickstarted. It worked. Cause now I have a book blog.

I started review books with more regularity. Like, for example, Legendborn by Tracy Deonn.

I also decorated the front room of our house with books. Because how could you not use books everywhere?

The Hubs and I did end up going to a quaint B&B for our 40th birthdays this year. Twas fun.

And then I reviewed on of my favorite books in a long time, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Yes, it’s safe to say I loved this book.

I really have enjoyed blogging over these last two years and I’m excited to see where the next two years will take me. I loved that I have evolved into a book blog, as books really are one of my passions in life. They bring me loads of joy. What blog posts have you enjoyed?

Welp, That’s Over…For Now

Dun Dun DUN!!!!

That’s right. We have offically cancelled the Disney trip.

And by canceled, I mean postponed.

And by postponed, I mean put off for another two ish years.

And that’s okay. Except for the part where when I sent the email to the travel agent I wanted to cry.

But it’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine. This is fine.

Our Disney Trip Might Be Over

So our trip to Disney might be over before it’s even begun!

See, Disney recently announced their plans for re-opening Walt Disney World starting in July. And that came with a lot of restrictions and cancellations.

What got cancelled, you may ask? Well, all of our Disney Dining reservations, including the ones for making the lightsabers! I woke up at five in the morning to make those! They cancelled those for everyone through the end of the year. They will let you make new ones 60 days out from your trip date, but that just means getting up in the morning to do it all again.

They also aren’t going to have parades, fireworks, or any shows that may draw large crowds. Since our trip is still months away this may not affect us, but with the way Covid-19 is looking right now, it may still be this way. This may also mean that there is going to be no Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year, which I was looking forward to.

They have also currently cancelled all Fast passes so they can use the lines for social distancing waiting for all the rides. We shall see how that goes.

Of course, this is just phase one of a phased re-opening. Disney is sure to have more up their sleeves in the future. We just get to play a wait and see game for the next few months.

Stupid plague.

We Made Our Dining Reservations!

I woke up at 5 AM and did it!

I made our Advanced Dining Reservations!

And yes, yes you should clap for me, cause that was 5 in the morning!  The sun wasn’t even out yet!

We got The Hollywood Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios for lunch because the burger looks amazing!  We also procured a reservation at The Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen (isn’t that a long name) in the Magic Kingdom for dinner.  We also got Tiffins in the Animal Kingdom for dinner.  For our arrival date we got Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge for dinner.  And last but not least, we got Raglan Road in Disney Springs for lunch with the family!

See, both the hubs and I have family in Florida.  They live about an hour and a half away from Orlando on either side of the state, so we get to see them while we are there!

We don’t have ADR for every day we are there because Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival will be going on.  We will be eating all the food that day!

I am so excited for our trip!  Let’s eat all the things!

The Sticky Notes

So it seems that I have decided to dig deep and research the heck out of both Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando.

I may have a problem.  I may just be thorough.  It all depends on how you look at it.   I’m betting the hubs would say it’s a bit of both at this point.

I don’t have a binder for my research though.  I bought a notebook instead.  To my credit, this was before I knew we were taking either trip.  I just liked the way the notebook looked.

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Yes, I bought a notebook for no reason at all other than I thought it was pretty.

I swear I don’t have a problem.  I promise.

Now this notebook is filled with notes on the New Zealand trip we aren’t taking, research from when we were switching cell phone providers, and all the new Disney things!

You know what it’s also filled with?  Well, you did click on the post, so I’m assuming you read the title so I’m assuming you know, but just in case you don’t.

It’s filled with Sticky Notes!!!

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They are all over the place!

They make dividers so I know where the meal planning for Disney is, where the fast pass selections are, what hotels we are choosing, all my random notes!

I also just randomly stick them places when I think of things after I fill the page up and I don’t wait to waste another entire sheet of paper on one line of text!

I love my sticky notes!

Okay, maybe I do have a problem.

 

Dining at Disney

I forgot that traveling with a food allergy is problematic at best.  Thankfully we have plenty of time between now and when our reservations actually have to be made for me to check all the menus.

I just figured that it couldn’t hurt to start planning now.  It never hurts to start planning early, really.  I mean, I actually like the research.

It just makes me so hungry!

What are your favorite places to eat at Walt Disney World?

 

And We’re Booked

We booked our trip to Disney!!!

I’m so excited!  Too bad I have to wait a year.

But wait I shall.

I mean, this wait gives me all the time I need to plan my dining reservations and reserve my FastPasses.  It also gives me time to go over all the menus and find allergy-friendly food options for me to nosh upon.

Traveling with a food allergy is always fun.

That being said, I am still really looking forward to this trip.   I love Disney like Jafar loves power.

And that guy really, really loves his power.

That’s a Surprise

Well, I didn’t see this one coming.

You know that trip I mentioned in my last post?  The hubs and I were saving to go to New Zealand next year.

I say “were” because the hubby totally flipped the script on me and suggested we go to Disney instead!!!

For some reason I am way more excited to go to Disney than I was to go to New Zealand!  Go figure.

Naturally, I have been in planning mode since I calmly, and quietly (squealed at the top of my lungs) agreed to this.  I mean, we have a full year and some months before we are going to go, so I have some time to plan.  Not that much time if my research is correct, but time none the less.

Squee!  I have much excite!

 

I Want to Visit Disney Again

I’ve been to Disney a few times in my life. A couple of times as a teenager and once again as an adult.  I had fun each time.

This doesn’t stop me from wanting to go back.

This is a small problem for me as my husband, for the most part, doesn’t really want to go back.  Yup, I’m throwing you under the bus hun.  #sorrynotsorry.

To be fair to him, if I asked, he would probably, reluctantly, go back.  Especially if it’s after they opened the Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars attraction.

To be honest, I’ll go back for that too.  Cause Star Wars!!!

I know I’ll be back to visit Disney World someday.  Until then, well.