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Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks: final update 12/29, p.98

Discussion in 'DVC Trip Reports' started by rentayenta, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

    Marshmallow cream is the same as Fluff. I used to only use Fluff but they don't sell Fluff here. I always have my parents bring me some on their way through to AZ. Also I have only ever used butter, no fake chemical stuff in this house. ;) Also I should note that I always have everything all measured out so I can just dump it in when the time comes and have your pan lined and greased (I just use butter) before you start. I have tried other fudge recipes and this is the easiest and the best one. Before I was allergic to nuts pb was my favorite and then I would just use a cup of pb instead of the chocolate chips.
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  3. Goofyluver

    Goofyluver <marquee behavior=alternate><font color=red>Knock

    I'm going to have to look Keith up and friend him. Jon still has the shirt that he a T got him, even though it barely fits anymore. :hippie:

    Ummmm, no nuts in my fudge. I'm firmly anti-nut. :lmao:

    You've never even stopped into GF? Girl, go the the GFCafe NOW! Fabulous food.
  4. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

    Watch the boiling time if you live at altitude....I learned the hard way after ruining several batches of fudge after moving to Denver from Missouri. :) I use a thermometer and there are some good conversion tips online.

    Jill in CO
  5. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

    Thanks, I didn't think of that.
  6. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Cool! I still have the 2 jars of marshmallow fluff I didn't use on our trip to WDW. :hyper: Good and I prefer butter too. We don't have margarine in the house. I know margarine can separate the water from chemicals so I wasn't sure if that would affect the fudge. It sounds good with pb too. When did you develop a but allergy? :sad:

    Anti nut :rotfl2: I heart nuts.

    No, I haven't been to the GF. :blush: The menu looks good. It was on my maybe list last trip. Worth the trek over for if not staying at a Monorail resort?

    He just posted on my status, you can't miss him. :thumbsup2

    Speaking of I posted the best video about women's right to vote. Kicking it old school today. :hippie:

    :thanks: Jill. I wouldn't have thought about altitude and you're correct, we're at about 4,500 feet so I'm guessing I'll need to adjust and use a thermometer. ​

    Neither did I. Does it mean I have to use a thermometer? ​
  7. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

    You need to dial back the boiling time for sure. As a rule of thumb, dial down the temp you are shooting for by 2 degrees F for every 1000 feet of altitude you are.

    Jill in CO
  8. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Thank you Jill. I'll do that. I'm excited now to start making the fudge. I best make a trial batch :teeth:
  9. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

    Experimenting is fun and very bad for my butt. ;)

    Jill in CO
  10. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    :lmao: I hear ya! I'm such a grazer anyway.​
  11. franandaj

    franandaj <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

    Been a few busy days before I could respond! Yes the Cruise is coming up really fast! I can't wait! We go in less than three weeks. Our next trip to WDW iss almost like the one we were supposed to take with our friend who passed away except we start out at WWoHP at the Royal Pacific. Each time it gets better (since we've canceled and rebooked three times), now we have to stay at the CL since they don't have any normal rooms! :lmao:

    We are at Kidani for 4 nights and BLT for 4 nights. At this point I don't care, I just want some vacations! I'm going stir crazy. Even the little jaunt to Santa whatever was cool, I was away from from home and didn't have to feed the kids. A week of that and I will be in heaven!
  12. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao: This really is one of your best typos. :goodvibes

    I unfortunately developed one about 10 years ago. :( I used to be able to eat the every once and a while but the other day I had one cashew and I had to use my epi pen.:scared1: I was at work too. I loved nuts too. Cashews and pistachios were my favorite.
  13. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    :faint: Less than 3 weeks? :woohoo: I'm so happy for you! You both deserve a nice relaxing pampered vacation. Poor thing having to stay CL. However will you cope? ;) CL at Disney too? I saw that magic elevator at Kidani. I hope that one day I'll be able to snag it.

    Was Santa wherever the car show? :laughing:

    I'll be eager to see your BLT pics. Are you doing a Studio or one bedroom? And Kidani. I swear I could live there. :cloud9: We all loved it. It's such a beautiful and mellow resort. It has such a peaceful vibe. I bought a bamboo while we were there and it sits right in my living room next to a lantern filled with sand from my favorite spot in Mexico, Zihuatanejo. Now you're making me want to go somewhere. Michael says he's planning our 20th for next year and I'm like: in 10 months? best get on it. :hyper:

    But allergy? :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: That is my best typo. :blush:

    What causes a sudden nut allergy? :confused3 That must have been so scary especially f you could eat them before. You'd have no idea what was happening. :eek:
  14. franandaj

    franandaj <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

    I know I can't believe it! I would have our suitcases packed already but we have to go to DCA this weekend. I hope they upgrade us to CL, we can use it!!!!! It is our annual Band weekend. We stay over because we do a late dinner 8:45 at that *Special restaurant* with whoever from the band can afford it. Usually there are a little over a bakers dozen who show up and we have a great time, but get to bed at midnight.

    When we all have to be at the call time at 9AM, it makes a rather sleepless night! We all show up in our tuxes and formal best and play a show. This year it is at 11:30AM so we'll all be in the park by 1:30-2:00PM and then spend the rest of the day having fun. Usually Fran and I go home because she is in pain or we have something to do.

    This year she is on a mission to convince our new conductor that Disney is not evil and even large economy sized folks can have fun at Disney. He thinks he can't get on any rides because he is too big, so hopefully we can change that perspective.​
  15. pooh'smate

    pooh'smate <font color=royalblue>My ticker is actually a day

    I don't know what started it. One Christmas Jon gave me a can of mixed nuts in my stocking and when I started eating it my lips, tongue, chest and throat started to feel tight and swell up. I went to the dr after the holidays and got tested and sure enough I had an allergy. I have to get tested again because I have noticed some times tomatoes are starting to give a reaction too.
  16. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    First snow for me today, we missed the real first snow during our trip. I hate snow. I'm going to try and retain a semi decent attitude this winter though. Wish me luck. pixiedust:

    Sorry for my late response too. :scared: It's been a crazy few days. As you saw we're seeking the Expedition, refi-ing the house. The appraiser called us Wed at 10:00 pm to let us know he'd be there Thursday at 5:00. :crazy2: Michael and I were up at 5:30 yesterday cleaning.

    I'm so happy for you. Are you ready? FEs all set to go? I've got a friend in Cabo now and she says it's gorgeous. What are the special restaurant options on the cruise?

    *Special restaurant*. Love those pics! I can't imagine not going but it is expensive. I'd sell a kidney to go. Really. ;)

    What a fabulous experience to play there. And all gussied up too. Do you always dress to impress when playing? Do you have more casual venues?

    Disney is so *economy sized* folks friendly. :thumbsup2 Hopefully he'll change his tune. ​

    Tomatoes too? :sad: I love tomatoes. I like nuts but could live without them. I think I'd perish without tomatoes. :rotfl: That must have been scary to have that allergic reaction. :goodvibes

    I was going to work on an update during my conference but since its on Mindfullness, I might have to stay engaged. :rotfl2:
  17. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    So the rest of the night is going to seem mellow after that fabulous dinner but it wasn&#8217;t. We rode a bunch. Not in order, we rode TSMM, RnR, The Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, and ToT. Jenna doesn't like ToT or RnR so after RnR, Jenna took some of the kids on Star Tours again while we did ToT. During RnR Jenna did a little window shopping.

    My very favorite scene from The Great Movie Ride:










    I really have no idea why we took so many pictures during this ride. :lmao: I like it but Michael and the kids tolerate it. I totally get that and really, it is very very dated. Disney is going to have to add another scene. They just don&#8217;t make many mafia movies anymore so that whole live part of the ride gets lost.

    Me and Jenna both scored the beaver:


    Yup, another tacky pic of a pic:



    Believe it or not that&#8217;s all I have of the night. Although EMH were until 11:00 my crew was pooped. Remember this is still our first park day. We parted with our friends knowing we had the next 5 days of fun together. The bus pulled up after just a few minutes and off we went.

    This was our first night time tired bus ride with the whole bus to SSR then bus to THV and it wasn&#8217;t bad at all. I had been reading for months how horrendous it is and we didn&#8217;t have any issues. Would it have been nice to walk? Of course but what I enjoyed was not having to ever stand. After two stints at the POR, standing became old hat.

    The kids went to their rooms. Gabby and Joshua shared the room with the bunk beds. Chloe and Kayla shared the second bedroom with the queen bed. My only complaint and you can&#8217;t really call it a complaint because I&#8217;d stay in the THV again in a heartbeat was that the 2 bedrooms are small and theres not a ton of room to get around. Other than that it was perfect and really the size of the rooms was not a hardship.

    It felt so good to finally be there. Having bought in May 2009, I was glad to be *home*. I still had some organizing and unpacking to do and ::yes:: I used the drawers. All of them. And I didn't wipe them first. :eek: And I'm still alive. :woohoo:

    It was an amazing first park day and we were so excited to be back with our friends. :banana:

    I know this update is rather small and I'm working on day 2 but my self-dx OCD wouldn't allow me to add part of Day two to the end of Day one.
  18. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    Gee I can't tell if Michael liked TOT or not. :lmao:

    Jeff loves the Great Movie Ride. We tolerate it. Hmmn...maybe it IS the mafia.

    So no one slept in the living room using the couch or sofa? We will be using every inch of bed if the plan goes off, as planned.

    I always get the beaver.

    I fully support finishing one day, before starting the next.
  19. rentayenta

    rentayenta <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/dm.

    Once I got the bunny, I think thats after the beaver. Or maybe the cat comes after the beaver? :laughing:

    Nope, we didn't make the sofa turn into a couch once. :thumbsup2 I'm don't want to do a legal one bedroom with the 5 of us but because I'm borrowed out, I might have to. I absolutely love the space. :cloud9: I really can't stand to have crowded living space. Maybe its from being an only child but I must have room to breathe and not have peeps not on top of me and my stuff. You just reminded me that I need to go add something....

    Jeff likes it too? It must be the mafia then. :lmao: Michael likes some parts of it but not the same parts that I do. ;)

    He knew the camera was coming. if you notice, all of his poses are planned. And he calls me the Disney geek. :smokin:

    And thanks for the support. I am uploading pics right now. Its easier for me if I upload when I'm going to write so I can recall what we did. ;)
  20. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    I hear ya, I'd love to only do 2 bedrooms but it's just not practical at the times of year we are going right now. I'll be borrowed out again, after this big trip. If it were just us, we wouldn't need the living room beds but it won't be, there will be others in our rooms so... That said, we folded it up every day and it really was fine. Having the verandah and our own room made it fine though. As tempting as a grand villa might be for the big trip, even if I could cobble together enough points, we will all have better space if we do a 1 bed and a 1 bed, and then 2 treehouses for that part.

    Thankfully we found in all 3 1 bedroom villas so far, places to stash the kids stuff so we didn't feel like it was all over the place. That drives me nuts! It wasn't ideal but at least it wasn't in the living space.

    I figured it was staged but it was still a fun pic.
  21. franandaj

    franandaj <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/509

    I totally get stupid busy! For us it never seems to end!

    I still have to buy my FEs for the adults, and assemble all the packages, so not even close! Palo is the special restaurant on the Wonder. We have Brunch and dinner.

    Let's plan for March, no organ donation required! :teeth:

    Most of our concerts are formal black attire, we think it makes the band play better. Someday we may have more casual gigs, but not right now. It's a fun gig and Disney handles all the logistics, we just walk onstage and play.

    Hopefully our friend will fit in the rides and have a good time.

    Fun update! We loved coming home to the THV too. With only four we used the bunkbed room for storage, it made the other rooms less cramped. It's great you didn't need to use the living room for sleeping, so you had an area for early risers and late sleepers.

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