A Gem of a Birthday-Celebrating my 40th@AKL(No Kids!)11/03 Link to Next report!

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  1. mollyseven

    mollyseven DIS Veteran

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    O.k 2 things I am noticing at this point.
    1. You must have the patience of a saint :angel:and I think you should definitely keep teaching kindergarten because it seems like you have another child with you and not an adult. I on the other hand feel like I have already gotten my kids past this stage of life and if my husband had sat on 1 single curb and sulked I would've left him there and continued on my way and totally enjoyed myself. You my friend .... are craZy!!

    2. Why is it that we always see photos of your husband doing hamstring stretches because it's my guess that he doesn't run and from the curb sitting probably doesn't do alot of exercise in general.......? Even my kids who are slugs at times never sit out at disney....they never seem to tire of walking around and doing the attractions..

    O.k I have a third thing...... We girls need to all go together ....imagine the time we would have. no kids, no grown up male kids, lots of liquid refreshments and we would see everything and hit every store!!!:woohoo:

    who's with me.....maybe a summer 2010 girl trip? :cloud9:
     
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  3. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    I really haven't checked out CSR much at all. I just know that my TA recommended it and said that they might be making it into it's own price category in the moderates. I figured I should go before they increase the price on me.

    Dh owes me too many shopping trips to count. I'm hoping to pop into either Target or the fashion outlets on our way there or home this trip. But if not I have a Buffalo shopping weekend with my girlfriends coming up soon.

    My father-in-law is still hanging in there. He's in so much pain and is such a shell of what he used to be that it's painful to watch. It's awful to hope for but I think we are all at the point where we wish his suffering would end.

    Thanks for asking about the party. We had a tent set up in the backyard, and a couple of jumpy castles for the kids. But it was still very busy. We took pictures of it to my father-in-law in the hospital.

    I wish my Dh would be quiet sometimes. He always lets me know when he is upset. Enjoy the silence.

    I haven't done much to plan for our next trip. We're taking it easy. We're going to MNSSHP one day and doing a park the next. I haven't decided which park yet. Maybe Epcot since they have the food and wine festival on but maybe not. I'm trying hard not to plan anything.

    I'll just miss you. Happy early birthday!

    Oh, I have many of those moments too. It's just that you are getting this story from me. I can only imagine what Dh would say.

    In fact, I had quite a few breakdown moments getting ready for the pig roast last weekend. Not that I sat down on a curb or even stopped cleaning or getting ready but I made sure Dh knew I was overwhelmed and needed him to help out.

    It all turned out fine in the end and then the next day we had Jedi (DS8)'s birthday party too. Only his was at the bowling alley!

    By the way, I had my "Boo Tree" in my signature but it took up too much room so I had to delete it. I couldn't see how many days were left in my countdown. Thanks for it though!
     
  4. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    You my friend are too funny!:rotfl2:

    Sometimes I find the patience and sometimes I don't. In public places it is easier to find it. But just this morning you should have heard me yelling at Cindy (DD8) to hurry it up cause we were going to be late for school.

    You are right. He doesn't run.

    I think a girl's trip is a great idea.
     
  5. Tnkrbelle565

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    How did i miss the last update??? Weird. Anyway, I can't believe that the human octopus known as your DH got out of his seat on MS. I would have killed him. I was screaming at Randy on that ride. I was convinced if he didn't hit his button on time, the ride would never end :rotfl:

    You know you should have given him a good kick while he was on the ground so often right????

    Food looks good at France. France always scares me because i keep thinking the food will be too fancy. But then i see pics and it always looks so yummy.

    One word for your next trip to WDW....IMMODIUM!
     
  6. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    I will put it on the top of my list!
     
  7. portocall

    portocall <font color=royalblue>I'm gonna try the water and

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    Hey, no problem.
    The food in France looked yummy. We are stuck going to eat at Marrakesh in Morraco because my DH insisted upon it. It was the one restaurant out of six that he picked so I kinda felt obligated to make it happen for him.

    Grey Goose Slushies are strong. That is good to know cause I plan on indulging.
     
  8. Charleston Princess

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    Between the curb-sitting and the bathroom breaks, I am seeing the potential for much drama for us this coming weekend...:headache: I am going to try and remember your technique of back-rubbing and sympathetic murmurings. ;)

    Those French waiters are something, aren't they? I may have to eat at Chefs de France one of these days. :laughing:
     
  9. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    The food was amazing at france and so were the waiters.

    The slushies are very strong. You might want to avoid them on an empty stomach.

    Good luck.

    If I was to do this again with Dh (which of course I am next month) I would make it a priority to keep him well hydrated, even blood sugar levels (which of course is easier to tell on Charles as you will actually be checking his) and plan to do about half the amount of things I know I could do myself.

    Yes, visiting chefs du france is a bit like going to a european hooters for women.
     
  10. Charleston Princess

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    That's a good way to approach things -- I think I may follow your lead on that one!

    :lmao::rotfl::rotfl2: I love this analogy!!!
     
  11. Tiggerrn2

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    Didn't try the Grey Goose slushie, but the GrandMarnier Orange slush is wonderful!
     
  12. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    I tried to convince Dh to get the orange slushie instead of the lemon grey goose slushie so I could compare the two. I'll try again next month.

    According to your ticket it looks like I'll be leaving the day you arrive. Maybe we'll cross paths in the airport.
     
  13. Lady Lallie

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    Eurpeon Hooters! I love it. :laughing: :rotfl2: :lmao:
     
  14. DearDaisyinDurham

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    You ARE truly patient, Diamond. You must love the man!!
    I am feeling really good about having an ADR at Le Chefs de France after your pictures & review!!! ( one of your top lines ever - you tried to get DH to move out of the way :rotfl2: )

    Hugs xoxo
     
  15. DISNEYLOVER70

    DISNEYLOVER70 <font color=blue>Speaks softly but carries a big s

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    I have been lurking for a few days now and catching up on all your posts......I have to tell you, I caught myself laughing outloud several times. Especially with the one track mind your husband has (everything relates back to the bedroom somehow) my husband is just like that. As much as it annoys me at times, it is nice to know we still turn the light on for them :rotfl:

    Thanks for sharing and I will continue to read !
     
  16. Tiggerrn2

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    We will be arriving in Orlando around 10am. Look us up in the Magic Express line:rolleyes1if you happen to be there. We'll be the 3 ladies with no gents looking way too happy to be there.
     
  17. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    While I waited outside France for Dh I should have gotten another grey goose slushie. The thought did cross my mind but I was thrown off track by the serveur amusant who was performing.

    Shame.:sad2: About missing the drink not the performance. He was good.


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    I missed the very beginning of his act but Dh and I stayed to watch the end. Then we turned our attention to saving the world or rather our Kim Possible mission.


    Here I am with our kimcommunicator receiving top-secret information.
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    We only did one mission. It was cute. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.:ssst:


    We talked about doing another one but decided it was time to head back to the resort for a rest. I was afraid I was going to end up face to face or rather curb-to-curb with another meltdown from Dh if I kept him going at this rate.

    “So that’s it then. We’re going back to the room right?”Dh asked.

    Technically we were on our way but I was open to anything that peaked my curiosity on the way.

    “I thought we could wander through England since we’re here. But basically yes, we are on our way back to the room.”

    “If we are wandering then we’re really not on our way to the room. So are we wandering or leaving?”

    I should have know he would have caught me on this. Wandering to him is the same as shopping. If it doesn't have a specific purpose he doesn't want to waste his time. But if I may add he's just find and dandy with channel surfing.

    “Wandering. But I have to tell you if your plan was to suck all the joy out of wandering then you’re doing a grand old job of it.” I answered.

    “Whoa. Apparently the vodka has worn off. I just wanted to know what the plan was. We can wander or not. You decide.”

    So I could decide but he would only be happy if I said we're leaving. So really I had to decide to either make him happy or me.

    I choose me.

    "Wander. You don't have to follow. We have our own keys."

    "I don't want to go back without you."

    "Well then I guess you're wandering too".

    I tried to wander but… well… the point of wandering is to get lost in the moment. I was too aware of Dh trying to follow me trying to wander.

    It just didn’t work.
    :crazy2:


    He was right. I should have picked up another drink.
    :drinking1:


    I wandered us right out of the world showcase.

    "Look it's a Butterfly Garden!"

    "Oh Goody" Dh replied.

    "Oh be nice. Come on. Let's take a look."

    I did have a bunch more pictures but I lost them when my computer crashed. These will have to do.

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    I saw Mousegears in the horizon.
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    With the glimmer of shopping in my eye I directed us there.

    I know lots of you just love this store but I’m afraid I can’t count myself in the mix. I think I’m always too tired when I finally descend upon it. Or perhaps it's still the fallout from this next showdown.

    Dh was hovering again. Or rather joy sucking. (Is there not a smilie vaccum?)

    Mostly it was my joy he was sucking up but I did notice many shoppers giving him a wide berth in the aisles. Either they realized his joy sucking potential or he was blowing wind. He did have an upset tummy from lunch.
    :sick:

    “Are you done in here yet?” He asked as I finished my initial circle of the circumference.

    I answered with a hairy eyeball glare and continued making my examinations of the interior.
    :magnify:

    “What are you looking for?” He tried again.

    I figured the ignoring thing wasn’t working so I was going to have to be specific with him.

    “I’m looking to pass some time looking at things I could possibly buy if the item strikes my fancy.” I answered.

    “So you’re not looking for a watch or the gifts for the kids?”

    “Well, of course I’m looking for those too. But just so you know (think dripping with sarcasm) I am able to look for more than one thing at a time.”

    “Hey, I’m just trying to help. You don’t need to jump all over me again. You said we were on our way to the buses and yet we’ve wasted more than five minutes in here already.”

    “Wasted time?” I repeated it again which really should have been a hint for him.
    :furious:

    “Wasted time. I don’t feel I am wasting any time. I am looking and dare I say wandering for the sheer enjoyment of it. Shocker that that may be. You have made it quite clear that YOU ARE NOT enjoying yourself but let me state what should be obvious. I AM HAPPY. I enjoy looking around. (Then I put on my birthday hat again as I felt he needed to be reminded) This is my birthday trip and after almost twenty years together you should know that I like to shop. Find yourself something to do because I’m not done until I’m done.”

    He headed out to the book section and I don’t know what he did. I don’t care. I just know he stopped being in my shadow.

    It took a few minutes of faking it to make it. Meaning that I was too angry to enjoy shopping at first but soon was back into my groove. I did keep a close watch on the time though. I toyed with the idea of spending hours in there. You know. Just to annoy him. But in the end I only lasted another 10 minutes.

    Then I bought something. Well two things.

    A mug and a book. I used my birthday fun card. The mug has the seagulls from Finding Nemo on it and the words mine, mine, mine all around the rim. The book is The Kingdom Keepers.

    Dh rejoined me at the cash.

    “Truce?” He asked.

    “Truce.”

    “I know I’m bugging you about it but can we go back to the hotel now?”

    “What’s the big deal if we get back now or an hour from now? We’ve got a really late dinner tonight so there is still plenty of time to relax at the pool”

    “It’s not the relaxing that I’m looking forward to” He grinned as he wrapped his arm around my shoulder.

    I had to laugh. In fact I guess I was more tired than I realized because I laughed so hard I had to sit down.

    Of course the only place to sit was the curb so we found ourselves in our familiar crouched position.
    :chat:

    “What’s so funny?” he asked.

    “Let me get this straight. All this time you’ve just be trying to get me back to the room so we can be alone?”

    “Yup”

    “Even when I’ve been yelling at you and telling you to go away?”

    “You can’t get rid of me that easily.”

    “Yes, I’ve noticed.”

    “So what do you say? Can we call it quit here and spend some time doing the horizontal mamba?”
    :dancer:

    Just then I spotted a photopass photographer by the fountains.

    “After our pictures.”

    “Aww.”

    “Come on. We missed them this morning coming into the park so I want to get them now. The more pictures we take the more money I've saved by pre-ordering the CD.”

    I thought talking saving money would keep him in a good mood. However, it turns out he only had one mood in mind. In the end he put up with getting the pictures taken because I promised I would put up with him once we got back to the hotel.

    Another family jumped the photographer before we got to him. So we had to wait.

    I took this while waiting.

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    Continued in next post http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33819160&postcount=297
     
  18. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    Here are the shots. You can all guess why he's smiling so big.

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    Whoa doggy. A little too eager in this one.
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    I think this one is cute.
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    But then we had to wait for the fountain to spray. Of course Dh thought that was just the funniest.
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    We left the photographer and I took this picture on our way out. If I do say so myself, I was pleased with the way it turned out.
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    Just when Dh thought he had me out of the park I spotted another photopass photographer.

    I needed to get our photo's done in front of the Epcot ball. I can't even remember what kind of promise I had to make to get these pictures but then again I couldn't tell you on here anyway.

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    Kind of looks like he's wearing a tiny red hat in this one.
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    Finally we exited the park. At least I figure that's what was going through Dh's brain.

    We waited about 5 minutes for a bus for the AKL. It wasn’t busy and Dh thought I dozed off on the ride.
    :cloud9:

    Between you and me I didn’t really sleep but it seemed safer for everyone on the bus if Dh thought I was asleep. Mr. Octopus was less likely to make an appearance.

    Of course there was no stopping him from showing up once we made it to our room. But by then I wasn't trying to stop him.
    :lovestruc:

    No cliffhanger this time. Just a funny thought. I saw a costume the other day and thought about buying it for Dh to wear it to MNSSHP. It was a purple Octopus!

    Click here for the next chapter. I change the plans. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=33856103&postcount=310
     
  19. Diamondintheruff

    Diamondintheruff <font color=magenta>Thinks she saw a flash!<br><fo

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    Maybe I'm on to something here. Or maybe I've just been watching too many re-runs of the Office.

    I loved chefs du france. I have no doubt you will too. And yes, I do love Mr Diamond too.

    Welcome! It is really scary when you start your report thinking no one is out there reading it so I'm always thrilled to hear from people who have taken the time to read it. I'm glad you're enjoying Dh. In truth I'm not even publishing half of all the comments he made to me this trip. One track mind for sure!

    I like the analogy of turning the light on for them. I'm going to tell Dh that one. And yes, it both annoys and pleases me. I might not tell him that though.

    I'm jealous that you'll be all on your own. Perhaps I should lend you my Dh? I could just pass him over to you at the airport.
     
  20. mollyseven

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    Wow, great post Diamond and great photos. Now I see why you weren't at the hockey game last night....you were home doing this! I have never ordered the photopass c.d but I am guessing after seeing all your photos it must be a good thing?
    O.k we were planning on eating at tutto italia in March but now I continue to look at and re-look at the chef's menu trying to figure out what my kids would eat there so that I can go and see these waiters in person.....any idea if the italian restaurant has some this nice? haha
    Funny thing...this morning as I read the travel section of the toronto star there was a food review from Naples italy and I was reading it outloud to my DH....he then says...would you prefer to go to Italy instead of Disney....I am like Ahhhh yeah! and he says o.k cancel disney then and book Italy!! .... o.k I am sitting here still thinking.... how can I get my airtran money back??? haha.... he clearly knows they must be non-refundable or he isn't totally awake. All I said is our Disney trip is about 6 grand and I am sure Italy would be about 10. ...
    could he have been serious?
    Oh well.....next time. My kids are already excited that we are going for 11 days at march break I couldn't dissappoint them now. But the next trip.....for sure is Italy. haha
    Can't wait to hear how your October trip goes. Will you be dressing up?
     
  21. Lady Lallie

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    I totally think you should buy the Octopus costume. :rotfl2:

    My DH gets like that about the mall. I have to a purpose to get him into there with me and then if I want to wander forget it. So much easier to go without him. :rotfl2:
     

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