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Old 04-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #1351
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Hi Peeps

Been MIA... lots of stuff going on, and my sister and cousin were visiting for 4 days. We had fun showing my cousin Phila and of course doing plenty of shopping and eating!!

Wanted to wish our Candace a fabulous trip!! We will be on pins and needles to hear aobout any pixie dust for you and your friends!!

Ginny, Congratulations on your new grandson!!! Sure you can't wait to go visit with the proud parents and big brother. The best to you all!!

Melissa and Candace... hugs to you both! Girls can be so dramatic...(and it doesn't get any better once they are teenagers...)

Candace, congrats to your DDs... brains & beauty....a fantastic duo...

Miss, how sweet that your DH and little Miss M went to a father/daughter dance. How precious. Hope Evil Ron was Angel Ron today ... one can always hope ... since I had company it was a convenient excuse to forego the Y, but tonight it's back to the same ol' grind...

Pas, for your girls trip!! You must get a video of waking them up and giving them the news.... It's great the Bree and Kate will celebrate their birthdays on the trip!! and my friend, we will hold you to December... definitely plan on the slushies...

Iheart, happy to "see" you back here my friend!! The private dessert party sounds delicious!!

GG, we did our taxes monday.... we vow not to wait until the last minute ... funny, we seem to do this every year.... P.S. we have Pas' words in writing on the December trip...and pinky swear or not we are holding her to it!!

Magic, hope your Mom's Bday weekend at the POLY was extra special...

Sue, keeping fingers crossed you will not be affected by the layoffs Perhaps some people up for retirement will decide to take it... it may help or eliminate the needs for layoffs... see, thinking positive today..

Sheila, it's a ways back, but love your suggestion that Bob buy a car for your return trip ... make sure you are not satisifed with the first 20 cars you see...

Jen, don't get caught up with the land sickness thing... really it may be true for some but doesn't mean it would affect you at all.. like Lacey stated, just come prepared...and I like both the shutterfly book and movie idea for tellling the kids!

Lacey, sorry that no APs this year... for your 40th think you should throw subtlety out the window and blatantly demand DL for your birthday!

Koh, you make my head spin!! Stay put! No RCing for you!! (oh i sound like the soup nazi!! LOL) (hope DD is doing well since her cast came off )

Wookie, sorry that it's been a bad day ... glad that DH said no to cancelling your Disney trip. As we have been saying lately... Life is short ... the tradegy in Boston .... just brings to mind we must appreciate life and our loved ones every day...

Hope everyone is enjoying today... Hi to all.... Piglet's Mommy, Cynthia, KOOK, Minnie&Nana, and everyone else I may have missed.
Oh we are SO holding Jeanette to December!!!! Not only do we have it in writing we also have a whole bunch of our RC ladies as witnesses!!!
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OMG my day has been just awful. We didn't go to bed until just after 1 AM and I had to be up at 7. I set my alarm this morning after I got JM on the bus because I had a headache. I had forgotten I had turned the sound down on my iPhone last night and I didn't hear it go off. I was forced to sleep an extra 1 1/2 this morning.

Nothing new here. I had a moment of weakness last night and almost canceled our WDW trip, so we could use the money to get a house. The DH wouldn't let me though. My fil was ragging again last night. When I walked in the house from school, I had forgotten the DH said he was. I had been listening to talk radio about Boston. As I was walking in, I noticed the fil watching the Texas Rangers on tv. I said, "Oh the Rangers are playing? Who's pitching?". The fil yelled, "Paula (my mil's name)" in a tone that said to me 'deal with her because I don't want to'. She waved me off and mouthed for me to get out quick. I quickly went to my room, and I was just done with him. He was upset at a couple of the guys that work for him and the mil, but he was taking it out on everyone. Luckily, today, he has finally agreed to take the Zolof his doctor prescribed to him.
Glad you got to accidentally sleep in this morning Sorry about FIL though. That has to be so difficult. I know you are there to help out, but I am sure you have a breaking point and it sounds like you are getting close Hang in there!



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Old 04-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #1353
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:04 PM   #1354
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I am tired, I am cranky, Steven has standardized tests this week and finally lost it in school, so I am trying to focus on my happy place.

As I said before there are so many variables to the if and how we do Disney next year, so I am trying not to get hung up on it, but it is so hard not to.

I know BLT is pushing it, especially as DH did not get a Christmas bonus this past year (the whole thing is still a mess with the selling of the company) and we don't know if he will next year. That is really our play money, so it sucks not having it.

DH asked why we cant just stay at CR if I feel the need to stay on property, but I honestly think the kitchen will help us tremendously. I also really like the idea of having a separate bedroom and all the extra space. I know having a suite when we cruised made a huge difference (why wouldn't it )

I am also questioning February. I know we had a few days that were very busy with cheerleaders and BTGs. And the weather can be very iffy. But it is value season, low crowds for the most part, and works for DH and the kids (before all the standardized testing starts).

I also wonder if I should really be pulling the kids out of school for a week. Next year will be 3rd and 5th grade, so I know I am teetering on the irresponsible side to pull them for an entire week.

Then there is the whole issue of will the kids get bored with Disney for a week. DH only goes to Disney because of how much the kids enjoy it, so if they don't, I will feel like I had him take a week out of work and spend thousands of dollars for nothing.

WOW, my happy place is causing me a lot of stress right now

Any thoughts....or tell me it is just too far away and to let it go for now and focus on something else.


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Hugs...don't stress about it right now. No sense getting worked up over something so far away... :-) I know...easier said than done...so why would the kitchen help tremendously? Have you looked into renting points or whatnot? (I really know nothing about it, but I've heard it can be cheaper?) we still have high school kids gone for a week's vacation. Do what you think is best for you and your family.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:02 PM   #1355
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Arm is feeling a bit better so she obviously didn't do any major damage, so finally going to try to catch up a bit before I have to leave to get the kiddos.

Lacey - sorry no AP's for your bday, but maybe you can get the premier ones that will be good for WDW and DL for your 40th, that just may make up for no AP's this year

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Loll. Premier passes would really cost us a lot. I would have to do two trips on each coast right;-)

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OMG my day has been just awful. We didn't go to bed until just after 1 AM and I had to be up at 7. I set my alarm this morning after I got JM on the bus because I had a headache. I had forgotten I had turned the sound down on my iPhone last night and I didn't hear it go off. I was forced to sleep an extra 1 1/2 this morning.

Nothing new here. I had a moment of weakness last night and almost canceled our WDW trip, so we could use the money to get a house. The DH wouldn't let me though. My fil was ragging again last night. When I walked in the house from school, I had forgotten the DH said he was. I had been listening to talk radio about Boston. As I was walking in, I noticed the fil watching the Texas Rangers on tv. I said, "Oh the Rangers are playing? Who's pitching?". The fil yelled, "Paula (my mil's name)" in a tone that said to me 'deal with her because I don't want to'. She waved me off and mouthed for me to get out quick. I quickly went to my room, and I was just done with him. He was upset at a couple of the guys that work for him and the mil, but he was taking it out on everyone. Luckily, today, he has finally agreed to take the Zolof his doctor prescribed to him.
Ugh! Sorry it's been a crappy day! But congrats on the extra sleep ;-). I just got an iPhone last week and I am working to figure out how the alarm works. I have to be up and out early tomorrow morning for a day trip. I sure hope I set it right!
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Hi Peeps

Been MIA... lots of stuff going on, and my sister and cousin were visiting for 4 days. We had fun showing my cousin Phila and of course doing plenty of shopping and eating!!

Lacey, sorry that no APs this year... for your 40th think you should throw subtlety out the window and blatantly demand DL for your birthday!

Hope everyone is enjoying today... Hi to all.... Piglet's Mommy, Cynthia, KOOK, Minnie&Nana, and everyone else I may have missed.
Shopping and eating - my two favorite hobbies!

So I didn't really expect an AP. But I did drop the hint. I will have to figure out how to just tell him in a couple years!!!
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I am tired, I am cranky, Steven has standardized tests this week and finally lost it in school, so I am trying to focus on my happy place.

As I said before there are so many variables to the if and how we do Disney next year, so I am trying not to get hung up on it, but it is so hard not to.

I know BLT is pushing it, especially as DH did not get a Christmas bonus this past year (the whole thing is still a mess with the selling of the company) and we don't know if he will next year. That is really our play money, so it sucks not having it.

DH asked why we cant just stay at CR if I feel the need to stay on property, but I honestly think the kitchen will help us tremendously. I also really like the idea of having a separate bedroom and all the extra space. I know having a suite when we cruised made a huge difference (why wouldn't it )

I am also questioning February. I know we had a few days that were very busy with cheerleaders and BTGs. And the weather can be very iffy. But it is value season, low crowds for the most part, and works for DH and the kids (before all the standardized testing starts).

I also wonder if I should really be pulling the kids out of school for a week. Next year will be 3rd and 5th grade, so I know I am teetering on the irresponsible side to pull them for an entire week.

Then there is the whole issue of will the kids get bored with Disney for a week. DH only goes to Disney because of how much the kids enjoy it, so if they don't, I will feel like I had him take a week out of work and spend thousands of dollars for nothing.

WOW, my happy place is causing me a lot of stress right now

Any thoughts....or tell me it is just too far away and to let it go for now and focus on something else.


Melissa
Hugs Melissa! I think give it some time and see what the kids thoughts are. I understand how you feel. Last year before we told the kids we were going, Ds said he would rather go to Kings Island (which is 2 hrs up the road and we can do it for a fraction of the money). I was crushed. But once we told them, he was thrilled and had a ball!

So - is doing one night club level on arrival night just a waste of money? We would arrive at MCO at 6:30 and take ME to the resort.
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Wookie: what the heck about that explosion? Please tell me you are not anywhere near there??
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Ok, so...I did some Disney math... :-) For about $200 more we could do 3 nights AKL CL then 3 nights CR (in the deluxe room). Pay OOP for dining the first 3 days and get tickets from Undercover Tourist. 2nd half would be deluxe dining and 1 day ticket (to get the dining). That's the half when we'd do the signature dining, etc. Tell me I'm completely crazy to even consider it!

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I'm so sorry y'all. I got to this site as soon as I could to let y'all know that we're ok. The DH had me doing an operation in game and wouldn't let me get away from it.

Thank you for thinking of us, but we are about 1 1/2 hours away from West. A girl I grew up with is living in Whitney (about 22 miles away from West). Her family was on her back porch when the explosion happened, it knocked the French doors to the back porch open. Her DH left with the Whitney first responded.

When we drove to San Antonio, we drove right through West.
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I'm so sorry y'all. I got to this site as soon as I could to let y'all know that we're ok. The DH had me doing an operation in game and wouldn't let me get away from it.

Thank you for thinking of us, but we are about 1 1/2 hours away from West. A girl I grew up with is living in Whitney (about 22 miles away from West). Her family was on her back porch when the explosion happened, it knocked the French doors to the back porch open. Her DH left with the Whitney first responded.

When we drove to San Antonio, we drove right through West.
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Ok, so...I did some Disney math... :-) For about $200 more we could do 3 nights AKL CL then 3 nights CR (in the deluxe room). Pay OOP for dining the first 3 days and get tickets from Undercover Tourist. 2nd half would be deluxe dining and 1 day ticket (to get the dining). That's the half when we'd do the signature dining, etc. Tell me I'm completely crazy to even consider it!

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Ok, so...I did some Disney math... :-) For about $200 more we could do 3 nights AKL CL then 3 nights CR (in the deluxe room). Pay OOP for dining the first 3 days and get tickets from Undercover Tourist. 2nd half would be deluxe dining and 1 day ticket (to get the dining). That's the half when we'd do the signature dining, etc. Tell me I'm completely crazy to even consider it!

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Tonight we will be going to sleep at the Yacht Club!!!!!!!!!!!

We've got a long, and probably annoying day of travel ahead of us, but in the end, it will be worth it!!!!

DD8 is going to school until 11-ish so that she can take her tests for this week and then the limo picks us up at 12:30!!

Our flight isn't until 5:20 pm but it's an hour into Boston and with extra security the POTUS visit, better safe than sorry for leaving early....and we will have time to have a nice sit down meal at the airport.

Lots of running around to do this morning.....WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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Wookie - said it on FB, will say it here as well...so glad you are okay and away from the explosion! How scary!!

Koh - I personally don't like the prices of the DP's, uncles you are getting free dining and are just paying for an upgrade. I took out a bunch of old receipts and could not get the DP's to price out better for us, unless of course we always order the most expensive thing and eat an app AND dessert. But I know it works out well for some. As for AKL CL, I think doing it first is the way to go if you are going to do it. The rooms at AKL are much smaller than CR (especially a deluxe room). CL is nice but we honestly didn't miss it that much last time. Okay so I have rambled a bit

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