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  1. fairykin

    fairykin <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/yay

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    So here you are!
    I was beginning to worry about you and your little family.
    I hope you have a HaPpPy Trip and make lots of good memories!
    Get well soon and come back home to the Girls Only Thread:hug:
    Pixie Dust for Safe Travel:wizard:
     
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  3. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    Aw, thanks. What's interesting is that I had just clicked back to the big thread to say "hi", before I read your post! Guess we're thinking the same thing. :)
     
  4. blabbermouth

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    Oh... I read a WDW trip report where a little girl got all BBB-ed up then was playing in the water play area and the sparkles from her hair washed into her eyes (that she calls *jellybags*... gotta read the report, so funny!) and she was a wreck. So make sure if he is going to go swimming that day to carefully wash the stuff out first!

    Also, I have to say, I have had some equally fun times in the hotel pool as in the parks.. I guess b/c I never go swimming at home, so it's still something different to do.
     
  5. fairykin

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    That's a good thing......... in a non martha stewart way!:rotfl:
    It sounds like you've got a special time planned:thumbsup2
     
  6. bumbershoot

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    Hubby is currently on the phone with Microsoft...they called him to talk about a possible job. How fun is THAT? :goodvibes


    Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out how to get to and from seatac!
     
  7. DizNee Luver

    DizNee Luver Luver of all things Disney!

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    Good luck for your hubby!!!!!!! :wizard:
     
  8. bumbershoot

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    Ah, turns out the person was a recruiter. Still fun!


    So last night I suddenly could barely walk. My knee suddenly did something bad. I was in so much pain I was laughing (odd). Hubby didn't know what to make of that.

    This is troublesome. It really hit me last night that I have to get this weight OFF. We've kinda figured out why we haven't had more babies yet, and so I know I'll have a matter of months before there's a real possibility of pregnancy, so now I have to stop the "oh I might be pg, this might be a craving" eating I've been doing since Eamon was 2. I have to do pilates religiously, and I have to get my body moving. Because I have awful awful joints on both sides of my family. And the extra weight is NOT good for that. It's been really stupid to let my body get like this!

    So I iced my knee while reading my athletic training books...I can't do orthopedic tests on myself and hubby doesn't understand how to do them, so I'll have to see someone to figure out what it is (I like pre-diagnosing). My knee feels much better today, but I'm pretty scared b/c it was bad.

    And now I'm realizing that this has been in the works...my calf muscle on that side has been sore for no good reason, and yesterday morning my shin was hurting like someone was stabbing it...it could very well be that my muscles are compensating for a problem inside the knee, which is causing the pain. I should have paid attention.

    Drat. I don't want to have to throw extra money towards "wheels" during our trip! And I don't want surgery.

    Gotta see someone about this.

    And maybe stop sitting with my legs all folded underneath me. :rolleyes1:scared:
     
  9. bumbershoot

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    This isn't trip related, and it's vague.

    But I just have to say how impressed I am with my hubster. He is under a tremendous amount of stress from all directions except from home (I have recently taken over most aspects of household-running to ease pressure), and he's handling it so gracefully. Sure he has stressy moments, but by this time I would be hiding under a blanket in the closet ready to just move us into my dad's house (which would be miserable as he's not a low-stress person and they have umpteen animals that I'm allergic to). But he continues to get up every day, go to work, move forward, and so on. It's amazing. He's amazing.
     
  10. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Oh I am thrilled to see this. How I missed it is beyond me. I just wanted to sub real quick. I will come back later and read. I have to go get kids from school.
     
  11. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Wow, how exciting for you that you got the DVC. I have some great pictures of the pool from our room that we stayed at last time we were there if you are interested. Be sure and walk under the falls if you can.

    Good luck to DH on the Microsoft thing. And I hope he feels better.
     
  12. bumbershoot

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    I'm busy printing things out for the trip, so I figured I'd drop by. :)

    I was reading Peter Panic Attack's trip report for an '07 trip today (as well as the one he did for a trip 2 years before that on his wife, Tinkershell's, account) and I almost just want to shut down all my trip reports. Oh my Buddha he's awesome. Hilarious. Who knew you could combine prep for WDW, moleskin, and Silence of the Lambs, ya know????

    But oh well, I get control over my brain by writing it out, and for some reason I do better on the computer for this sort of thing than on paper (plus, I believe I've mentioned my umpteen notebooks), so you'll just have to suffer through it.

    Why do I reference these awesome writers in my reports? PPA, Marivaid....so much more amusing. Then again, they take a lot longer to finish a report than I do, so that's a benefit. "yay, it's a cruddy report, but it was quick!" :rotfl:

    Realized I didn't get E his Earplanes or kid-sized earplugs. Ruh roh. Tomorrow, along with getting Roberto some interview clothes (amazon interviews are perhaps a bit more relaxed than, oh, say, microsoft interviews...and yes it's totally OK that I'm talking about this in a public forum; amazon knows exactly why he's interviewing elsewhere (along with 18 million interviews inside his current company)), I'll be checking prices on those things. If the cost isn't happy-making, I'll be rush-ordering them from drugstore. Can't believe I forgot them!


    So yeah, he's got an interview in Redmond on Monday, wish him luck! Meanwhile I'll be toodling around with E and my brother, while my SIL has some big lawyer conference in Seattle.

    Thank goodness I've been doing "flylady" stuff in the house the last 2 months (me and R, not just me), b/c the house is a whole lot cleaner and neater (not as cluttery!) than it would have been without the "flying". Yay us!


    And no, interviews and pre-planned vacation don't go together; there's still a chance R will have to stay at home :eek::sad2::sad1:. He has told us we MUST go even if he doesn't. I really don't like it, but he's serious about it. Sniffle sniffle.


    I want to be a Foley sound artist, dangit. R and E are watching the special features of Kung Fu Panda, and man oh man I love the whole sound effect thing.
     
  13. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I am so sending you and yours good thoughts about the interview.:grouphug:
     
  14. bumbershoot

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    Thanks. We don't know the results of that yet.

    My brother visited, it was nice. Nicer still to see my SIL; we never see her b/c she's a hard-working lawyer dealing with big issues, in the end of her 6th year with her international firm... She and my brother are blissfully child-free, and I love watching them with E, b/c I never ever expected them to love him as much as they do. Even as a kid my brother disliked kids younger than him...so yesterday, watching him have swordfights with Eamon was amazing...and seeing how much it was cracking him up that E had sword and shield while my brother only had, you guessed it, a balloon just made me smile. :cloud9:

    So even though I was dreading their visit (I love them but I feel woefully inadequate) it was nice.

    And I discovered that the Portobello sandwich at Cheesecake Factory is tremendously delicious!
     
  15. bumbershoot

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    Yay for hubby! That's all I'm saying now. :)

    But we can run away on Monday with a clear mind and without knots in our stomachs.

    Breathing is nice...haven't really done it in a month or so.:goodvibes
     
  16. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle You don't have to go fast, you just have to go

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    Exciting times in the Bumbershoot household! I hope all goes well with your hubby's interviewing. And some of us find you vastly entertaining and are always happy to see a new trippie or pre-trippie going by you. So keep 'em coming! popcorn::
     
  17. bumbershoot

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    Gosh I hope that being entertaining is a positive thing! (gee molly, paranoid much? :rotfl:)
     
  18. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle You don't have to go fast, you just have to go

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    Yes indeed! Entertaining in a positive way. :) In fact, when I first stumbled upon the Dis a year ago when planning a trip, one of your trip reports was the first thing I read and you always had such good practical advice for us newbies; so when I see 'Bumbershoot' I usually go and see what Molly has to say. But not in an icky stalker-y way. :lmao:
     
  19. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    I always find it entertaining to watch no children people around kids. Don't get me wrong I love my kids but I am somewhat envious of them.
     
  20. bumbershoot

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    OK good. :yay:


    Agreed. Though I've only recently started thinking "oh those carefree people, lucky them" about my childfree friends and relatives...took awhile since I was single and kidfree for such a what-felt-like-a long time. I was telling my brother and SIL about old family friends, and how the daughter we grew up with now has identical triplets (without trying AT ALL can you imagine the shock?)...brother laughed and said "well we've been thinking of adding a third cat...but it seems like too much work"...:rotfl: They've never even considered having kids, so it's just entirely foreign to them. I paved the way for SIL's sister, though...she just had her first...as SIL said to me when she told me about the baby..."E's inheritance was just cut in half". Oh they are too funny.

    Anyway, I think about jetting away on a moment's notice, I think about sitting at a brewpub for hours having beers and just talking without entertaining, etc... But eh, I had my single times.

    I won't say that we didn't talk about when E will have his first solo trip to their house, though! SIL tried to convince me that 17 was the age for solo flights. :rotfl2: Yeah, right...I think it's 5! OK maybe not this young. And I like San Diego too much to send him down alone.


    OK I'm just blathering now. I'm really hungry, but there's a possibility of a celebratory dinner (does take-out Indian food go with a to-go order of onion rings??? 'cuz it sounds good in some odd part of my brain) so I don't want to have much food right now...but hubby doesn't get home for almost 2 hours from now...decisions decisions.


    I took my rolled coin (we've been taking money out for grocery shopping, mainly b/c my debit card's magnetic stripe went kablooie and I didn't want to replace it yet) to wamu, er, Chase today and turned that in for cash, hello AP replacement charges! Since hubby lost his and E's cards last December on Screamin', we have to get those replaced, and there's a charge of 20 per. I'm hoping for some "pixie dust" from a sweet CM, but you can't bank on that, and I'm happy to say that just saving our change for a couple months has more than funded it. The extra will go for tips, and it's exciting to know that tips are covered, and in cash already.

    I was so happy they took the rolled coin! When they were just Wamu, they refused to take it without a 10% fee!!!! So that's one positive of the changeover. The other positive is that the DLR ATMs are fee-free now for us.



    Hubby has just agreed, via IM, with me that Indian food and onion rings does indeed go together in an undefinable way. :rotfl:


    Sigh...Rainier is gorgeous right now. I have a view of it out the window I'm sitting next to (while watching E put on his Jedi cloak while watching Phantom Menace while also playing it out with legos and playmobil). Lovely day, went to the downtown farmer's market as well.



    I'm so happy that we can really be happy for this trip now. There's just one little thing that still needs to be resolved, and once we get more info than it'll be good. That might be on Friday, fingers crossed.


    And once everything is totally final then I'll stop being so mysterious. :rotfl: This is not in my nature!
     
  21. bumbershoot

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    Oh, I meant to say....my brother is mysteriously good with Eamon. Considering that he has always disliked children younger than him (his wife is 11 days OLDER, and was one school year ahead), and he always basically ignored our half-sibs, I don't know where he got it from, but he's really good with him.

    He doesn't tease E, which I like. Too many people tease children; I'm not graceful when teased, even now, so I like non-teasers.

    And he has had two moments where he knew the right thing to do when I was swimming in a sea of stupidity.

    E was pretty young and we went down there (probably for our first big visit with the first one day trip to DL), and we were at their fave Mexican restaurant. E got loud and restless, he was done eating (he still nursed for most of his nutrients even at 17 months so there was very little he had eaten anyway), and Robert and I were just trying to control him...my brother finally just said we should simply leave b/c no one was having fun.

    The second time was in Dec '07, when I had scheduled an 8 day stay in San Diego after 4 or 5 days at Disney...but hubby left DLR to go back to work before my brother picked me and E up...so this was over a week without papa! He was just beastly for much of the trip, and my brother reminded me that this was probably too long away from Robert...he was very right.

    Some people put no stock in non-parents, but my brother has shown great wisdom...I know it sounds obvious in the telling, but it was not at the time. I really thought E could be controlled at that dinner and we could have a nice time despite his noise, and I was really mystified why E was acting up so much, until my brother told me.

    I'm so glad they like my little dude. :goodvibes
     

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