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Old 04-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #1531
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #1532
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The Mom from the incredibles has red hair. Not as red as Merida or Ariel but red nonethe less.
And don't forget about Jesse from Toy Story...............

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That's almost as good as being told to wait after the ride by a random Joel in the park. And then waiting and spending the afternoon with him walking around...
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Possibly because I have been super preoccupied with Nick's college quest. And, not to be mysterious, but there is another reason that I have been pre-occupied, but I am just not in a place where I want to talk about it. It's not anything earth shattering, just a life event that is taking some extra time to deal with.
Mary Ellen, thoughts and prayers for this situation! I hope it all works out soon for you!

Lots of great pictures from Epcot for both of you ladies! I think I would have asked to take a picture of that scooter too!!! I love the ones that people take the time to decorate. Why does needing to rely on one of them have to be boring, right???

I don't think I have ever seen the Jammitors with anything other than their trash cans!

Loved the artwork of Walt and the Mickey/Minnie on the train.

Funny how many pictures people get of Alice wandering off through a park!

Cheers Mary Ellen! So what happened to the rum???

And I always enjoy finding the subtle changes to the trains in Germany that they make depending on the season or what is going on in the park.

Good luck with the soufflé if you take it on one day Cynthia! I will try cooking a lot of different things, but not so sure I would even consider taking on a soufflé!!!

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OK Guys My Alarm just went off - obviously I was up before it! Gotta get ready. We are supposed to pull out at 0600. that probably won't happen cause our friends are always late!

I'll be checking in from HHI!
Hope you have a great trip Mary Ellen!!! HHI is a great place to spend a few days! Hope you have great weather to enjoy!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #1533
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I know Cynthia isn't quite finished with her update, but I wanted to get a word in quick before I fall asleep on my keyboard!! I'm exhausted from this week...not sure why?
Because it's not quite spring and winter drags on? That's my excuse at this time of year



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Isn't it just so "Disney" of that guy to be a) listening to your conversation and b) actually kindly offering you a sip of his beer?! I just think thats awesome!!! I must admit...I often find myself listening to peoples' conversations to see if its something I can help with, or if there is veteran advice I can give them! I can't say that I have offered anyone a sip of my drink before...but there's a first time for everything!
Sorry, Cynthia, if I chopped up your update! I just thought that Mary Ellen's story about the "beer sharer" was so neat!!

Glad to hear that your kitties are doing ok. I don't know what I would do if either of my boys got sick!

Can't wait to read more! Have a lovely weekend!!
No worries on the ninja post, I loved that beer story and it was a perfect Disney moment.

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I am glad Cynthia is using her time on the plane so productively. I forgot all about the pot cam.

Replies tomorrow. I'm sort of beat myself right now!
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I am so glad to hear that your kitties are on the mend, Mary Ellen! I was worried as your story unfolded. I have too many cats... and only one of the many we have is one we went and sought out. The others... found us in one way or another.

I love all the epcot pictures. I think they are especially nice considering you had a bit of a buzz while taking them.

The guy wanting to share with you... I can't even imagine!!!

The beads are super cool... I didn't know they did that.
I love those beads. I was SO close (and I think driving poor Mary ellen nuts going back and forth on them) to buying some.


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Cynthia, that is so cool about the donation to the school!

I love that you got the book and had it signed. Once we were walking by Kouzinna and Kat Kora was inside signing books (not sure how to spell her name ) we regret now not taking the time to go in to purchase one of her books and have her sign it.

I do hope your flight ended up going well! I have never flown solo... it kinda scares me. Come fall... I will be doing it though, so I best figure out how to cope.
There is an interesting freedom in flying solo. I have a feeling you'll love it. I've only been to Kouzzina for breakfast, need to hit it for dinner.

It's like Christmas at school. So far 3 Eupohoniums. 2 Stradivarius Trumpets, the Trombone and the newest..a full new set of Chimes. Evan said his band teacher just lit up like Christmas. All anonymous and things just keep showing up. Solid quality items too. There may be more, Evan was rattling them off like crazy.

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I love the name Max - its just so manly.

Kismet -with the skin rash is doing great!

Max seems to be doing better. He has definitely had more moments where he acts like his old self. That is good to see. I hope he continues to improve and stay stable.
I had a Max once, a tuxedo cat. He used to run up the back of my leg and perch on my shoulder like a bird. Loved that cat!

Hank is a very dog like cat too, even still. King of the house that one.


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I honestly was hoping for hyperthyroidism, but when Mindy had it she was happy. That was the difference.
I'm not sure which is worse, both can be hard to control and expensive.


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Your a good pet mom too for doing all this diet research. Since Max has FUS I can only feed him one type of food - fortunately Friskies makes it and the equivalent dry food. I can get the dry food in Walmart in a huge bag. All the kids eat it. It easier. Its kept him from getting stones for 9 years. Thank goodness. But I am now weaning him away from the dry because that is so high in carbs.
I'm trying to go grain free and 100% wet for both cats but it's hard. Wet is much better for diabetic cats I know. The really high protein stuff tends to be fish based which is not ideal and isn't necessarily their favorite. I'm also trying to get things that are low in phosphorous as that can be bad with the hyperthyroid and I'm not convinced it's entirely gone and so would rather err on the conservative side. I could get a grain free dry but at this point I'm afraid to introduce it as he will reject the wet and it is so much better for him. You would seriously think I'm nuts with the tables and tracking on the food but I really want to get it to some brands etc that I feel good about, has the nutrition content I want and doesn't break the bank. Ideally the food would be 50-60% protein, 5-10% carbohydrates, and 30-50% fat but...that's super hard to find that isn't 1) crazy expensive, 2) fish based, 3) something both will eat. UGH.

I felt like an idiot though when I actually looked at the ingredients of the Rx diet the vet had both of them on. Really crappy food and not cheap.

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Vulture I know that. That's Jewel, my stray. I think she is permanently imprinted from starving in the past. She literally scoops the food up with her paw and shovels it into her mouth. Its actually hysterical to watch - so we mix her food with dry and mush it down into the bowl to slow her down.
That is very likely some of Melvin's issue. Both are rescue kitties but Hank was adopted as a kitten and then returned by a couple who broke up so no real trauma. Melvin on the other hand was a street cat who had such a bad eye issue that he was blind (lids glued shut) and was so dirty that when he was turned into the shelter he they had no idea he was a pure white cat! He is still a big fraidy cat and one of the messiest eaters ever.

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That's wonderful. I am so glad his diet change is working. Since I have put Kismet on Prozac she is chewing and scratching so much less. I know its because she got steroids and there are no errant fleas, but I think the Prozac makes her less obsessive and that translates into less vigorous grooming and hair pulling.
I'm glad the Prozac is working. Hank was on kitty Valium for a while with the Hyperthryoidism and it didn't seem to do much for him.

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Is that when you leave for Hawaii? You must be so excited. I will admit - I'd rather be in Hawaii then HHI, but any place that is sunny, with a heated pool and hot tub, and has a Mickey in the lobby will work for me!
OMG I wish! No, YOU are going ot be offline for 11 dyas. Me, I'll be solo parenting all week while Jeff is on a business trip.

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Do you leave today or tomorrow, Mary Ellen? So glad the kittie issues worked out -- our animals are like part of the family.

I have that mug because you sent it to me! It's definitely my favorite!

What a fun lunch seminar! Cynthia, I would have had to buy the cookbook, too -- yeay for getting it signed!

Grapefruit beer? I am not a beer drinker, but that intrigues me.

Such a nice day strolling around World Showcase!
I really need to make some more things out of that book but I do love it, and it was just a wonderful seminar.

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You guys are updating machines! Great updates, all that food looks so scrumptious

Too funny about the beer sharer.

Mary Ellen, I'm so sorry about all the health issues with the kitties. I'm glad they've figured out what was wrong and things are getting better.

Cynthia, very cool about the instrument donation! I'm glad 'Jeff's' present turned out to be a good purchase
It was a very good purchase, if only for that one recipe!

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Great update Cynthia, hope your weekend goes well, and good luck with PB, I'll looking forward to that update as well!
Thanks! I made a bit of a dent in the photos this am, need to upload the first batch. What a total mess though. 4 cameras, 4 differing time stamps, and hundreds of photos. PB aside it was a mess!

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Mary Ellen - I am so sorry to hear about your kitties' health issues I'm glad you got Kismet's flea allergy fixed and under control. I hope you can get through Max's diabetes with no problems.

That food seminar looks like fun. I love that they have that pot-cam so you can see what's going on inside!

Cynthia - love that you bought the book and had it signed, that is a really neat keepsake!
Clearly I was a bit obsessed with the pot-cam. LOL! It is a neat keepsake and makes me smile when I use it.


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Great updates! That food demonstration looked like fun and love all the pics around WS.

Sorry about all the Kitty issues. I was thinking Diabetes when I was reading about Max, glad all the kitties are doing better.
It was a very fun seminar!

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Oh my goodness! Soooo nice to see F&W pics as I am anxiously awaiting this year's trip. In some ways can't wait to go back. I, too, have found that you meet some interesting characters with great F&W recommendations as you wait in line, share tables. etc. All part of the experience! Grapefruit wine definitely going on the "to try" list... not sure about the fake chicken.
if no one told you...you wouldn't know it was fake. It was THAT good. I wish so very badly I was going back this year, it's kind of killing me at the moment!

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Cynthia - awaiting your next trip report. Hate that feeling of being trapped in your seat by a sleeper.

Both of you have gorgeous pictures, as always. That spot in Japan looks very relaxing!!
It's a toss up. I prefer the window and that's the price I pay.

I'd give anything to be at that spot in Japan right now.

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Mine too! Thank goodness for the pot cam!

I know the feeling. I think a couple of us (myself included) interrupted her update. I think she'll forgive us.
Love the Pot-Cam and yes, all is forgiven. LOL!


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That WAS really good! Probably one of my fav food items.
I wouldn't have ordered one had we not heard the glowing reviews. I had figured even if it was hand rolled it wouldn't be as fresh later in the day but it was absolutely fabulous. And huge! One of my favorite items as well.

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I have never seen DeVine... she looks incredible... I'm going to have to find her in July... I love all those great nooks in AK...


Cynthia... I feel for your bladder on your flight... Emily and I had a deep sleeper on our flight to Rome... whenever he stirred we got up and out and over to the restroom asap...::yes:
On an overseas one you really can't just hold it the whole time. Devine is so cool, I've been lucky enough to see her 3 times now but all just dumb luck.

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Your seminar with the Irish chef looked awesome... I'd have been tempted to buy that book as well... I like that new Irish/English cooking... it's simple and comforting... (I was tempted to buy the chef/owner's cook book at Raglan Road... forget his name... just remembered that... may have to check out Amazon...)
I'm all about simple and comforting. If you do get the RR cookbook, make the Bread Pudding. It is SO yummy! A bazillion calories but worth every one, definitely a keeper of a recipe.

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I have to go back and look for the clown pictures at the pool at the Boardwalk so I can desensitize myself to the clown slide for July...
Really, he's not that creepy at all once you are there. I promise. Heck, I thought between the pink wall in the room and the clown there is no way I'd want to own there despite the killer location and...well, we all know how that ended up.

Of course it will be interesting to see how the rest of my crew feels since they didn't get any input on the purchase. Jeff is still bummed the YC doesn't have villas.
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Lots of great pictures from Epcot for both of you ladies! I think I would have asked to take a picture of that scooter too!!! I love the ones that people take the time to decorate. Why does needing to rely on one of them have to be boring, right???
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I don't think I have ever seen the Jammitors with anything other than their trash cans!
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And I always enjoy finding the subtle changes to the trains in Germany that they make depending on the season or what is going on in the park.

Good luck with the soufflé if you take it on one day Cynthia! I will try cooking a lot of different things, but not so sure I would even consider taking on a soufflé!!!
Yeah, we will see on the souffle lol! I don't think I looked that close at the train during F&G and now I wish I would have.
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Food, Wine, Music and Jokes!

A small postscript to the last update

First up, the Jamminators, chef style. Click on the picture for some bad jokes.



I did check my receipts and amazingly I didn't miss anything but it did confirm what I suspected.

First up was the Trick'n Chick'n but no wine with it. I think I was being cheap or didn't feel like carrying 2 things. LOL.

As I suspected , next I had that spinach paneer and a glass of sauv blanc in S. Africa. No clue why I only took a picture of the kiosk and not my actual food but I can assure you, it was good!

Followed by the Spicy Hand Roll.

I also confirmed that while Mary Ellen had some Zen time with her grapefruit beer and the beautiful people posing, I power shopped, picking up various items that I'd been eyeing over the course of the trip as I wasn't sure what tomorrow would bring and wanted to knock out what I knew I needed to get from Epcot. I do think we walked back together to the Boardwalk but I did stop into Seashore Sweets before meeting up in the room as well.

Last but not least, some pictures of Jeff's present. No, not the cookbook, but the Shepard's Pie!

Of course, in the spirit of Food and Wine, I had wine while cooking



I love how the wine topper Mary Ellen gave me matches my kitchen!

Assembled my dishes for the last stage



And once they started to get brown and bubbly, took them out for the vultures (the boy and man kind, not the cat ones) to devour







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After looking for it in October and not finding it anywhere, I was afraid that we had waited too long to make a decision about the official DIS mug. But, the animal print Mickey head gods were on my side last month, and as soon as I found them, I snagged two - one for Jill and one for me. We can officially gather 'round the DIStown community center coffee table now, but since neither of us are coffee drinkers, we'll be rockin' the hot chocolate, I guess.

I am struggling to catch up with DIS news after the trip, but I am getting there. Loving your World Showcase pictures.
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Sorry about your sick kitties, Mary Ellen! That is really the pits.

I have to say, I don't know if you listen to the DIS Unplugged podcast, but they just did a segment on overlooked Animal Kingdom, and Dustin mentioned the little seating area you found behind Tamu Tamu! I immediately said to myself in the car, "That's the spot from Mary Ellen's TR!"

I SO LOVE that a random man offered you a sip of the berry beer. That's hilarious!! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I too would be so curious about those people posing for pictures....

Love the PP photos of you with your beer! Now that's a F&W picture if I ever saw one!!

The demonstration looks really fun!
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Another fun day. I have never made shepards pie either and wouldn't have a clue how to go about it. Maybe someday I will attempt it. I need an easy recipe though.
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Okay, I love that you put the shepherd's pie in individual dishes -- I always do mine in a casserole dish, but yours is so much more appealing looking. Also, how do you get your mashed potatoes to look all pretty and swirly???
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After looking for it in October and not finding it anywhere, I was afraid that we had waited too long to make a decision about the official DIS mug. But, the animal print Mickey head gods were on my side last month, and as soon as I found them, I snagged two - one for Jill and one for me. We can officially gather 'round the DIStown community center coffee table now, but since neither of us are coffee drinkers, we'll be rockin' the hot chocolate, I guess.

I am struggling to catch up with DIS news after the trip, but I am getting there. Loving your World Showcase pictures.
YAY for finding the mug, coffe, tea, cocoa, even a lovely mug of milk tastes better in the DIS mug.

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Sorry about your sick kitties, Mary Ellen! That is really the pits.

I have to say, I don't know if you listen to the DIS Unplugged podcast, but they just did a segment on overlooked Animal Kingdom, and Dustin mentioned the little seating area you found behind Tamu Tamu! I immediately said to myself in the car, "That's the spot from Mary Ellen's TR!"

I SO LOVE that a random man offered you a sip of the berry beer. That's hilarious!! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I too would be so curious about those people posing for pictures....

Love the PP photos of you with your beer! Now that's a F&W picture if I ever saw one!!

The demonstration looks really fun!
The PP guy was so cute with Mary Ellen, insisted she play up that mug!

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Another fun day. I have never made shepards pie either and wouldn't have a clue how to go about it. Maybe someday I will attempt it. I need an easy recipe though.
It's pretty easy, basically braised meat and veggies, topped with mashed potatoes and then browned in the oven.

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Okay, I love that you put the shepherd's pie in individual dishes -- I always do mine in a casserole dish, but yours is so much more appealing looking. Also, how do you get your mashed potatoes to look all pretty and swirly???
I figure it's an excuse to get more use out of the french onion crocks! It actually does make for easier serving too. After you spoon the potatoes in, just use the back of a fork to swirl.
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So behind everywhere! It was a crazy week and the upcoming one will be pretty busy too. I had to use the links to catch up which I really don't like to do because I enjoy everyones comments- but no other way!

Mary Ellen-

Have a wonderful time at HHI!!! Wishing you GREAT weather. Can't wait to see all the pictures.

I'm so sorry to hear about the kitties. They are adorable!!! Love the picture with the tounge. Sending good thoughts for better health now that you know what is going on.

Loved some of your unique views of the World Showcase. It is nice to see some different perspectives.

I love the bead jewelry. I don't actually have much jewelry, not sure I own more than 1 or two bracelets- I am going to check these out on my next trip. By the African outpost???

OMG- the Grapefruit beer sounds devine!!!

And I adore the photopass pictures, especially with your beloved mug of beer.




Cynthia-

What play did Evan do? April is play month for us. Ben was in Pom Pom Zombies over the weekend and will be Napoleon the Dog in The Aristocats at the end of the month.

That is fantastic about the trombone. I love that the donor stipulated that the instruments should go to enthusiastic and committed students!

The inspiration for the title of this chapter was a riot!!! But I thought there was a commercial about happy California cows.

YUMMO on the spicy handroll. Looks so good.

Food & Wine is second on my Disney bucket list (MNSSHP is first). Sounds like a fall trip needs to be built into my travel plans.

Mmmmm- the Shepherd's Pies look awesome. I actually tried googling the Shamrock and Peach recipe, but didn't find it. Got to the blog site, though.

Have a great week, ladies!
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Okay, all caught up too! Had a big weekend of dance to keep me off the DIS. We had a blast, and Paige's team did awesome, including winning the BIG trophy for best group performance of the day (Junior and Petite).

Anyway - back to your story...

Hope the kitties continue to improve - it's so hard when our furbabies have issues.

Mary Ellen - I know you are enjoying HHI right now - I hope you have a great time! Wish I was back there now. We're looking at more wintry weather this week! UGH!

Cynthia - nice job on the pot-cam pics and on your shepherd's pies! Looks yummy! Good luck with your single-parent week!
I love the pic of you two with ME's beer! So funny!

Now I want to go back in October. There was so much more to sample!

I have the DIS mug!!! I love it! Nice and big, the handle is big too!
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So behind everywhere! It was a crazy week and the upcoming one will be pretty busy too. I had to use the links to catch up which I really don't like to do because I enjoy everyones comments- but no other way!
I feel your pain my friend, literally.

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Cynthia-

What play did Evan do? April is play month for us. Ben was in Pom Pom Zombies over the weekend and will be Napoleon the Dog in The Aristocats at the end of the month.
Suessical the Musical. It was adorable! He was in the chorus but that's ok. His first school production, he had a bit part in one of the church performances before but that's it. He's got the bug now though and is talking about trying out for one of the local theater groups. Helps that half of his cronies are into it too. I love the fact he's found this cool group of kids that are all on this neat track of music, theater, honors classes, still do sports and are just fun all around kids. Doesn't make him any less of a hormonal attitude driven teen at home of course but at least I like who he is surrounding himself with and the activities he is choosing. I just find it so funny as he is SUCH the actor and I tried for years to get him into it. Guess he had to find it on his own.

It did wreak havoc with the homework this week though, ugh.

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That is fantastic about the trombone. I love that the donor stipulated that the instruments should go to enthusiastic and committed students!
Well I'm not sure that they did stipulate but the quality of what they provided was certainly not for the non-committed and the band director is allocating them as such. In a weird way, it is a bit of a sales job. The older kids moving on are getting to a point where they might actually need 2 or even 3 horns for HS and this definitely sets the stage for that. I'd planned on getting Evan a new one by next Xmas or spring but in reality after this it will be really hard for him to go back to "just" his tenor so it's looking like a 14th birthday present after all. Ouch.

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The inspiration for the title of this chapter was a riot!!! But I thought there was a commercial about happy California cows.
Oh too funny, maybe there is, I've never seen it. I think the Washington cows are pretty happy.

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YUMMO on the spicy handroll. Looks so good.

Food & Wine is second on my Disney bucket list (MNSSHP is first). Sounds like a fall trip needs to be built into my travel plans.

Mmmmm- the Shepherd's Pies look awesome. I actually tried googling the Shamrock and Peach recipe, but didn't find it. Got to the blog site, though.

Have a great week, ladies!
I am happy to post or PM or FB the recipe to those that are interested.

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Okay, all caught up too! Had a big weekend of dance to keep me off the DIS. We had a blast, and Paige's team did awesome, including winning the BIG trophy for best group performance of the day (Junior and Petite).
Congrats Paige! Between your and Mary's updates on gymnastics, it's been a fun weekend to watch all the DIS girls!

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Anyway - back to your story...

Hope the kitties continue to improve - it's so hard when our furbabies have issues.
Hank has had his BEST eating day since the diet switch today and I swear Melvin has lost weight. It's a high maintenance situation but I feel like I see some light today and home the same thing continues with Mary Ellen's Max and Kismet.

I would love to go to HHI one of these days. I've been to HH (not DVC though) and loved it. Jeff has these unexplainable "issues" with it and refuses to consider it as an option. To be fair, it's not exactly convenient from here. He is convinced it's all about golf and nothing I can say, or show him, convinces him otherwise.

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Cynthia - nice job on the pot-cam pics and on your shepherd's pies! Looks yummy! Good luck with your single-parent week!
I love the pic of you two with ME's beer! So funny!

Now I want to go back in October. There was so much more to sample!

I have the DIS mug!!! I love it! Nice and big, the handle is big too!
I want to go back in Oct in the worst way. It is the perfect mug isn't it? Just the right size, fits well in the hand, one of my favorites.
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Cynthia: I love your individual shepherd pies. Between your food and the wine it definitely fits a theme going on here... F&W!
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