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Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by NiniMorris, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. DMGeurts

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    It sounds like you got a lot of preplanning done this weekend Nini. That is such a shame about the rosettas you made - I know how much time goes into making them - hopefully they will use them for another occasion.

    I really like your index card idea too! I might just have to steal that. Although, I have no idea what else I am making for our trip... I know I am making bags for the girls to carry... And each of the girls wants an icecream dress Disney style... So, I know I am doing those for sure.

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  3. NiniMorris

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    LOL... I have to say...my bags are filled with index cards. I have one set of cards for the redecorating we are doing...each room has its own card, including paint samples; one for general gift lists; one for Christmas lists; one for each shirt/outfit in Disney; one for each quilt I am working on; one for the many dresses that are spinning around in my head...you get the picture!

    I also have some in my studio on my bulletin board. They contain the fabric requirements, pattern I am going to use, along with the fabric swatches. Those really come in handy when a certain 11 year old spies a fabric she can't live without cutting into....it keeps her from asking about them. she sees them on a swatch on the bulletin board and leaves me alone about it!

    I am well known in my family for my planning cards. Yesterday, while we were at church, my oldest daughter asked to see my Thanksgiving planning card...she needed to add something to her list and couldn't remember what she was supposed to bring. Then she penciled in how long she will need the oven...

    Glad I could be of help!





    (my family says I am planning obsessive....but it came after years of being an underwriter with many, many deadlines looming over your head. My department was the only one that was able to meet all of our deadlines consistently!)



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  4. NiniMorris

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    What a wasted morning!

    Evidently, the powers that be must have changed the speed limit on the highway into town to something like 35 over night without telling me! How else can you explain the multitudes of people driving in what is clearly marked as a 55 mph zone doing only 35!

    People that know me know I do not speed. I set my cruise at the speed limit and go. However, I do have a problem with people going 20 mph under the speed limit in the left lane. GA law clearly states stay in the right lane except to pass...and I don't think it is talking about passing turtles!

    Then I finally get to where I need to go and they are closed for a private lesson! Really? Come on. it is the only place I can get my thread locally!

    So we head back home the thirty mile trip...and guess what...they must have lowered the speed limit on the way back tooo!

    So, now I have to either decide to order online and hope the thread comes in this week, or drive back out there after the private class is over and get it then! Good thing my wonderful husband filled my van up with gas...other wise I would really be hurting!

    Oh yes...I forgot to take my phone with me too!



    Ok...vent over...you can all go back to driving like little old people, cause that is what seems to be the normal around GA today! (well, maybe rant wasn't quite over with...sorry!)

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  5. Lidian

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    I think the speed limit being lowered was Nation-wide. I was almost late for class this morning because of it. :scared1:

    Fingers are crossed that you can get your thread ... however you decide is best to do it! :headache:
     
  6. NiniMorris

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    I guess I'll try again tomorrow to get my thread. I called them and ordered it and said I would pick it up in the morning...and made sure I did not give them credit card info or address so they would NOT mail it!


    So, now I thought I'd try a different stupid fact about me.

    Weight.

    I have struggled with weight my whole life. As a teen and early twenty year old, I was underweight. At least I call 5 ft 10 inches and 86 lbs underweight! Having a super slim body is not all it is cracked up to be. Back then, you couldn't buy anything off the rack in a tall under a size 12...and I wore a size 4.

    I guess that explains why I liked to sew my own clothes!


    Of course, after getting pregnant at age 23, my ob thought I needed to eat more...of course I ate like a pig. I actually ate more then than I do now! On the day I gave birth, I had gained a whopping 100 lbs. (Nope, not a typo. I really weighed 186 lbs on the day my son was born.)

    That began my odyssey of trying to loose weight! It is compounded by the fact that my medical condition makes loosing weight difficult at best. Over the years I have tried Weight Watchers, South Beach, and a million other things. They all work to a point...

    Two years ago, I lost 30 lbs before our Disney trip. Unfortunately, my doctor was not happy. When I loose too fast, I loose muscle not fat. I am not allowed to loose more than 15 pounds in a year. Over the past two years I managed to gain it all back.

    After seeing our Disney pictures this last trip...I decided this has got to stop. I don't know who this old fat lady with the strange hair is in these pictures, but it has to end NOW!

    I have managed to loose about 15 lbs since we got back 6 weeks ago...and I haven't really been trying. Of course, I know it was all muscle...because I actually wear a size larger than I did at Disney.

    I know what you are saying...if I exercise I would gain muscle..well, not really. My arthritis is so bad that exercise is not allowed...although while it was warm I could exercise in the pool. But now, my only exercise is chasing the kids and dogs!


    So, at some point in time I will probably become a big blob of nothing but fat and wrinkles! As long as I get to Disney first I'm ok with that! LOL


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  7. cogero

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    Nini I can so relate.

    Since having kids and fertility issues I have a horrible time loosing weight. I can do exercise but I swear my hormones are more out of whack than ever. and since my last miscarriage and D & C last June it is at a total standstill.

    I hate my pictures from my last trip. My goal is to loose 10lbs by December and then 15 by our April trip and out 15th Anniversary Hopefully I can stay on track.
     
  8. DMGeurts

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    i can relate too Nini... It's so hard. I was doig so well a fewweeks ago, ad now i've completely fallen off the wagon. I seriously need to get back on the wagon, but with the holidays looming it's even harder.
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  9. NiniMorris

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    Tuesday's Topic of the day...


    I have an eleven year old daughter. She is at THAT stage where every thing her family does is lame. Last trip was the first trip she went without customs in a long time. Of course she DID have matching shirts like the rest of the family, but no dresses.

    At CRT, she regretted her decision of no dresses. At H&V she talked non stop about the Steamboat Willie dress she wore last year. All over the place she kept remarking about the girls with dresses and how she thought I could make that same dress. She even recognized some of the patterns of dresses.

    This year, she has said I am allowed to make her one dress to wear to Church and that is it...unless we go to CRT an then she HAS to have a dress. Well, we aren't going to CRT this year. Dad wants to eat at Akershus instead.

    My question...how do I trick her into wearing dresses for dinner? I would never ask her to wear dresses in the park all day (even though she has done it ) but I would like to see her in a nice coordinating dress when we are wearing matching shirts at dinner.

    Any ideas? I though about just making them and not bringing her anything else....but that is kind of mean...and she is not known as Drama Queen for nothing!

    I thought about having her design the dresses and go from there...she does like to design her own clothes, but so far she has nixed that idea.

    Suggestions...ideas....or condolences...all are welcomed!

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  10. DMGeurts

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    Awww... Nini - I don't know what to tell you... How about, instead of dresses - go with more of a skirt/shirt combo??? I am making my girls a couple of skirts - for fun - and they seem more receptive to the skirt - especailly if I make them a bit shorter so they can wear leggings under them. That way it's Disney, and you get to make it, but it's still a bit trendy.

    I wish I had some better ideas for you.

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  11. Lidian

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    I'm in agreement with D~ on this one. Sorry, it will never happen again. :lmao: Try opting for a top/skirt instead of a dress.

    But remind her that if she doesn't have a dress for her nice meals, she'll feel remorseful like she did last time. Perhaps make an agreement with her to make them and take them, but if she isn't feeling it once she arrives, then she doesn't have to wear them. :confused3 Kids are finicky and change their minds so quickly ... So perhaps once she got there, she'd see other girls getting fussed over and will be jealous. ;)
     
  12. NiniMorris

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    Sorry...just realized...when I say dress, I am including skirts as well. Several of her customs in 2010 were actually skirts with shirts that matched our shirts. She was really into twirly last year. Lots of ruffles and twirl. This year...not so much.. although, she LOVES the Grace ruffle dress. That is what we are making for her Christmas dress this year. She has already picked out her fabric and the pattern for her bag.

    (she carries a bag or purse twice a year...Easter and Christmas! We always have to make one because she can never find one she likes! and then it sits in her closet.)

    She actually likes both the Audrey and the Zoe skirt... so I might be able to get those into her head as well ...

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  13. DMGeurts

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    I love the Audrey... It is one of my all time favs - I think I've mentioned that.

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    Miss C turned 10 last month. We generally do skirts and shirts and I make her choose the designs and fabric.

    I don't know if that would help.

    Miss C prefers skirts in Disney for some reason.
     
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    :rotfl2: I always have had weight issues since I was a little girl. The funny thing was I always lost weight when I was pregnant:confused3 But it was probably because I couldn't eat anything for 9 mths:sick:


    And I feel your pain about your DD. My DD doesn't want any dresses either because she said I made them too long for the parks but she did agree to wearing skirts.
     
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    Today I will take a break from my normally scheduled Pre-Trip Report to post a short note about the amazing thing that has just happened to some amazing people.

    Miss Gracie Marie Shackalock, after 15 years in the planning and making, was born!

    This was no ordinary birth. She will be no ordinary child.

    Her Mom and Dad had wanted and prayed for her since they first were married some 15 years ago. Both Mom and Dad have gone through every test known to man and medical science to figure out what their infertility issues were. With each new advance in medical science they would gt their hope up, only to have it dashed again.

    Three years ago they started on a journey of invitro fertilization. Everything was fine, and then it was discovered that Mom had an underlying medical condition that would make it impossible for her to survive carrying a child to term.

    They had just about given up when Mom's very best friend in the world was about to give birth tho her second son in 3 years. This made the friend think about how unfair it was that she was completing her family while her friends could not start theirs.

    The selfless friend talked with her husband and prayed long and hard about how they could help Mom and Dad become parents. They decided Selfless Friend would agree to be the incubator for Mom and Dad's child.

    This started the long road of testing, counseling, prayer, and hope. This morning that long journey ended (or is it just started?) with the delivery by C Section of Miss Gracie Marie.

    Mom, Dad, Baby, and Selfless Friend are all doing fine. No, make that better than fine. Miss Gracie Marie will grow up in a home filled with love.

    I only wish that every child born today could grow up in a home knowing they are loved and wanted more than life itself!




    Now, I will return you to the regularly scheduled PTR!


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  17. cogero

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    what a beautiful story Nini. Thank you for sharing.
     
  18. Lidian

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    So glad to hear such an amazing story! (I was having a rough morning, it really perked me up!) :grouphug:
     
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    What an absolutely amazing story... :lovestruc Congratulations to Mom, Dad, Selfless Friend and of course, Little Miss Gracie. :lovestruc

    Absolutely adorable. :wizard:

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