Formerly known as "You're killin me smalls." Be warned I have been known to change my TR titles Another December, another Birthday celebration at Disney World. This time with another good friend, Lo. I have never laughed so hard in all my life. Mostly I laughed at myself. First off lets introduce me Ty This was taken back in my modeling days, since then I have left the life of glamour, no more sexy hair and flawless makeup. LOL Now I am just plane me. a mother, a wife, an employee at Bed, Bath and Beyond, I spend my days behind the customer service desk working to pay for my disney addiction. I am not just your run of the mill disney addict either. I am a full blown eat breath and sleep disney addict, I am talking a collector of Disney Pez dispensers, jewelry, purses, watches, clothes you name it. I have got it going on. Heres my fam damily. Me, Kent Jim and Mareesa aka Reese. Im not sure where this story begins, it started out as a trip planned for October 2010 for Kent and I, a trip I had to cancel because of my knee injury from a couple years back, the Dr.s were talking surgery. I would need more recovery time. That trip squashed, along with my hopes of any trip that year, another trip started forming in the minds of Lo and I. It was the day I found out I didnt need surgery, (it was optional and I opted not to have it) Lo had always wanted to go in December, she had been with her family the month before, they stayed off property, so yeah .. (I am a snob to off property, only because I have never tried it) So last May we get the ball rolling and soon a Disney trip was born. We had set the dates for December 3rd- 10th. But we ended up moving the date up by one day in order to cash in on that free dining. My birthday was December 9th and Lo's was December 5th. We would both get to party it up at Disney. How perfect. Two months before our trip we started getting together once a week for our planning parties which turned into shopping parties and then ended with arts and crafts days. We made shirts for our trip and gloves and a wreath for our door. It was just good times. And we would talk about our expectations for this trip, which not to jump ahead but it was a danged good trip. I knew the month of November would fly by, it always happens that way, theres always so much to do. I couldnt wait to go to bed each night because I knew that meant waking up one day closer to my trip. The day before Disney is always exciting. I had to work that day, the store was running its holidays hours which I was lucky enough to land the best shift, opening the store and out of there by two, three at the latest. It was a slow morning, I was all alone at customer service, no other cashiers were due to come in until 11:00am. I cleaned the whole front end and all the registers, that took about half an hour, then I got on bednet and looked through all the Disney stuff available through our beyond store, just giving my Disney mojo a little extra pep. I texted my sister a bit, tested Lo a bit and around 10:00am I rang up the first customer of the day. The front end supervisor came in about 10:30 am and we reminisced about my day at work before last years trip. I managed to glue my fingers together and mispronounce a guys last name, I swear it said McChickenbutt. LOL So I had gone from counting months to weeks to days and now it was down to hours. This time tomorrow I will boarding the magical express to Disney. This time tomorrow I will be eating at Pecos Bill in the magic Kingdom. That never got old for me, my coworkers were ready for me to hang it up though. I called Lo at my lunch hour, we were laden with the decision of the new TSA rules, did we want to be scanned or patted down. We were both opting for the pat down until I talked to a lady at the store who said it is a very invasive pat down and to just go for the scan. But I had heard that the scan was all showing, did I really want my fine china on display? I decided to not make a decision and just see how I was feeling when the time came. Lo and I joked about it a lot, Can we choose who gets to do the pat down on us? would it be too much to ask him to wear a cowboy hat? If I choose the scan, would it show up if I wrote in metallic paint on my stomach I heart Mickey? Could you maybe check out my right ovary? Its been paining me lately. I finished my packing that night, everything was where it needed to be and waiting down stairs by the door, all I would have to do in the Morning is toss in my make up and hair junk. Jingles, my sons friend showed up around 7 to give me a jacket of his that I wanted to borrow and we discussed our fantasy Disney trip. He left around 8. I kept looking at the clock and saying I needed to go to bed, I had to get up at 3:00am. I was about to go to bed, when Camille called. I cant pass up the opportunity to talk to my girl Camille, so we chatted for quite some time, our conversations manage to go full circle and encompass an array of subjects, we start on one then jump in the middle of it to the next and keep going until we get back to our original subject. After an hour it was Camille who decided that I needed to go to bed, so we said our goodbyes. It was midnight when I crawled into my bed but I couldnt sleep so I popped in a DVD and eventually fell asleep to that. I shut my eyes just in time for the alarm to go off. Woooo hoooooo! its my Disney departure day, I did the whole getting ready thing taking extra time on my hair, I wanted it to look its best for the plane ride to Orlando, my hair has a curl life of zero in Florida. I at least wanted to look good for my pat down or scan. Kent drove me to Los house and then her husband Ed was going to take us to the airport, he works in Washington DC so it was on his way. We got to Los early so we sat out in the car and talked a bit. One thing was running through my mind the whole time. Is he going to hug me goodbye? Kent had always been my knight in shining armor, but for quite a few months he had become an idiot in tin foil. Our marriage was rocky. at times one or the other of us would claim its over, I quit, but we had something really great at one time and we both have hopes of getting it back. I just needed a good send off from him, a hug would be enough at that point. We got out of the car and Ed came out to put my luggage into his car. The guys talked for a few minutes then Kent turned to me and said Well dude, have fun. He hesitated for a minute but then leaned in for a hug. Yes! Yes! This trip will be good, because Kent hugged me. It might not seem like a lot, but it was the world to me. I went into Los house and I dont know why I thought she would be ready, crazy of me to think that this one day in her life she wouldnt be running late. I got her luggage tags tied on to her bags, and went over the list with her. I was in charge of the resort, park tickets and ME. She was in charge of our flight info and boarding passes. Our list checked off we headed out the door 15 minutes behind schedule. Lo is an anxious person, her meds help her a lot. But she doesnt make a good passenger in a car. I myself rather enjoyed the smooth ride on the belt way. Lo however kept gasping for air and grabbing the dash board. Youre killin me smalls! I had my first gut busting laugh of the day. Lo always finds the best one liners from movies to quote. That has been a favorite of mine ever since I saw the Sandlot I got to hear that quote a lot on this trip. It made for the perfect trip report title. I need to upload more pictures, sadly I only took around 200, I normally take triple that but this trip was toured way different than the norm for me, it was a project experiment, could I really relax at Disney, it was worth a try. I will come back with more info like where we stayed and what park we visited our first day and I bet you're dying to hear if I went for the airport picture or the airport grope. I will also fill you all i a bit more on Lo.