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  1. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    LMP,

    That sounds like a very strange bridal shower. I certainly hope after time passes that your future-DIL will come around a bit. It doesn't sound like an ideal situation. I probably wasn't the best DIL to my late-MIL. Part of it was that early on she put a lot of pressure on us to drop any plans we had for the weekend and always "come for dinner" and sit around. Even way back then I was working full time and my weekends were chock full of errands so we hardly ever did and I know she used to get pissed about that.

    We got back from my MIL's funeral on Tuesday night, so I had the 4th off to recover. I'm not sure what's wrong with me but ever since I had to put the dog down and then go do the funeral stuff I have just not been mentally "right" if that makes sense. For a few days I felt like I was in a deep depression. That is so unlike me. To be honest, it hasn't totally gone away. I've had a few bouts of vertigo also which is also unusual but it has happened before. I'm trying to eat better and get out and take a walk but I need this feeling to lift. I'm not consciously thinking about my dog or MIL (who I never saw much anyway) but maybe that last week was just too stressful for me. I don't know.

    In the meantime, my son has about 1 month left before he starts his career. Now that I am home and don't have the dog issues, I've been sitting here for two days trying to plan an impromptu Disney trip for late July, early August. For a minute it excites me, and then when I get bogged down in the details I start getting overwhelmed. Probably just part of this weird depression. Should I fly (but then the flights are high and the affordable ones STINK), or should I drive (uuuggghhhh 14 hours!!). I'm afraid the time will pass and I won't do anything. I think this will be the last time I can actually have a "family" vacation once my son starts working. It's already impossible to get my daughter to be able to do much. They just don't earn a lot of vacation time.

    Oh well, sorry for the "downer" post. Hopefully I will get out of this funk soon.
     
  2. luvmarypoppins

    luvmarypoppins <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu

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    Christine - sorry you are dealing with these emotional issues. It's understandable with all you have been through. Rest, heal and be good to yourself.:hug: Prayers for you.
    I hope things work out for your vacation.

    Well just found out the worlds expert is coming from Virginia in August. The handwriting is on the wall. i will be praying alot. This guy is the golden guy and they will treat dh like tarnished copper. He heard the guys wife doesn't want to come. It's to be for a year but he knows they'll hire him permanently, sigh. Dh is just hoping to keep his job at this point.

    made appts. for the pulmonary function test and eye dr. Now I need to do the mammo too. Need to finish by end of July because dh is heading to the west coast again for 10 days in aug. Sigh.
     
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  4. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    LMP,
    Well good luck with the "world's expert from Virginia.":drinking:I hope it doesn't mean what you think. Maybe the wife will hate it there and he won't stay.

    Still working on my Disney trip. I'm torn between a Disney deluxe resort (with a military discount) and getting a swanky place off site at the Reunion Resort. I have to say that the overnight parking fee on Disney property is irritating me. I know that sounds stupid, but sheesh!
     
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    DD used to work at Reunion Resort. "Swanky" isn't exactly what it's cracked up to be. There's no transportation to the parks and it's sort of a crap shoot of what you get - you could be paying the same price for the dumpster view that another person is paying for lake, pool, nicer view...

    I hope you feel better - nothing is worse than that out of sorts feeling. Plan a low stress Disney trip, stay onsite, and just relax.
    I'm heading down Wednesday for a week of "Mom stuff" - DD will be working most of the time, but we plan on taking a day for a water park, visit a cousin with a new baby, and start looking at condo/townhouses. DH & I are thinking it might be financially beneficial to have DD paying a mortgage instead of rent. Just want to see prices and locations for a start.
     
  6. Christine

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I'm set on staying at the Contemporary. I'm feeling pretty excited now. It's really fitting. I feel like this might be my last trip for a long time. My very first trip was in 1975-ish and I stayed at the Contemporary.
     
  7. Christine

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    Well, it's set. I made my Contemporary reservations yesterday and I'm pretty excited. Been on MDE booking dinner reservations also. I went down to Quantico this morning to get my military salute tickets (what a deal) and they are now all linked. Working on fastpasses now.

    Besides that, I'm still a wreck and I hope I can pull it together before this trip. This past Tuesday night, I started having the issue of feeling like I can't get a deep breath ALL NIGHT LONG. I've had this happen on and off over the course of the last 20 years. Sometimes I chalk it up to GERD, sometimes anxiety. But it is REALLY bad right now. Last night was night number 4. I finally had to "tranquilize" myself with some old Xanax I had. It did help but it just doesn't make it go away. My mind goes to all sorts of bad places as to what it could be. The internet directs me to "congestive heart failure". I keep telling myself that I had my heart checked with a stress test last year. As a result, I'm working on very little sleep again. I did call my endocrinologist (such a fabulous man) and said I was feeling "off". He ordered a few tests and everything came back perfect. Actually no change from 6 months ago. But whenever I feel bad, I always make sure I rule out thyroid medication issues first.

    Anyway, not sure what kind of mental situation I've gotten myself into but it's not pretty. I really hope it goes away so I can fully enjoy this trip.

    As for the trip, I'm just grabbing some quick dinner ressies but can change at any time. If you've got any must-do ideas, let me know. So far I've got:
    Citrico's (my son's absolute favorite--I could do without at this point)
    Tiffins at AK
    Teppan Edo and Epcot (we've never done this one. I'm not wild about it because I feel like I can do this type of food anywhere)
    Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
    Raglan Road (we enjoyed this about 10 years ago)

    I have one more night open and I would also considered ditching Teppan Edo so if you have something that wowed you, let me know!
     
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    I hope your anxiousness subsides soon. It's so frustrating to go through!

    Here's some of my 2 cents on your dinner reservations: :rolleyes1

    We were VERY underimpressed with Teppan Edo. Actually quite disappointed. Service was off, food mediocre for the price. Only thing good about it was we had a table at the window so could see Illuminations. I would never return.

    I'm not a fan of Raglan Road. Very basic pub fare you can get anywhere at home.

    Now, our favorites are to go to Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy, Chefs de France, Brown Derby outside lounge, and Paddlefish at Disney Springs. :cutie:
     
  9. Christine

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm definitely working on ditching Teppan Edo! Also have heard good things about Paddlefish so I'll give that a look.
     
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    Christine - hope the anxious feelings are subsiding. I have stayed at Contemporary twice.

    how are the adr plans going? Chefs de France is my favorite. My cousin liked The Boathouse.

    well ds1 moved into his house. Dh took his mattress over. Dh said the house needs work, is strangely constructed and he would have never bought it, sigh. He just told me that and not ds.

    this week end is the bachelor party. They might go deep sea fishing and then to the Poconnos for white water rafting, paintball and some lake/beach

    My neighbors dd danced in the main street disney parade the other week.She posted the video online. Fun!i

    hope everyone is enjoying the summer.
     
  11. Christine

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    Hi LMP. Still having horrible anxiety or *something.* My GP is on vacation and I don't want to bother with the NP for this. Regular stuff is fine, this is just too weird.

    Anyway, I'm working on ADRs. So far I have Chef Art's Homecomin', Citricos, Tiffin's, Teppan Edo (will probably drop this one), and Raglan Road. Not much choice out there for ADRs at this late date and my son has seafood allergies so we are a bit limited. I am getting excited for the trip.
     
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    Hi peeps!
    this is going to be a summer to remember!
    today I was going to make a nice salad for lunch. I get a plate out of the dishwasher, reach over to put it on the table and catch my leg on the corner. Blood everywhere. I call my dh. I am applying pressure. Ds 3 comes home. I didn't call him Dh did. He was at the beach. Ds3 says we are going to urgent care, it's bad.

    urgent care tried to stitch it. No luck. Go to er. Wait 3 hours. D's is now working in er for overtime money. Dr.says I am a mess and stitches me up. Said no guarantees and I might need a skin graft, gheesh.

    Yup, say some prayers!
     
  13. Christine

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    My goodness, was that a really sharp corner or what? Hope it heals up properly.

    I'm leaving for my Disney trip tomorrow morning (around 4AM) and we are driving straight through. I think I'm mentally ready.

    I've had so much anxiety and feeling like I can't get a deep breath (due to anxiety I assume). I've been to a few doctors who have ruled everything out and my breathing issue does seem to have calmed down. I guess I've just been really stressed. I hope this vacation helps, although it won't be restful. But I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    Yikes LMP that was an ordeal!

    Good thing your son was called home and off to get medical treatment

    Praying it all works out and heals without the surgery and skin grafts


    Christine I pray you have a safe drive down
    And you can sleep most of the way on the car ride

    I hear you about stress.

    It is so difficult to handle and no matter who all says anxieties can be avoided, they are wrong

    Anxieties are a real bear to deal with and I hope you can relax on the vacation and have peace with everything

    Sending you :hug:
     
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    Wow, that really was a sharp corner, LMP. Here's hoping all heals well!
    Christine, good luck with the drive and trip. Hopefully, even though busy, the trip will bring some peace!
     
  16. Christine

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    Hi everyone. Well, we made it down here in 12.5 hours which was pretty good considering we stopped several times. Not a stitch of traffic.

    It's super crowded here. Went to Universal today which was dreadful. I really don't do well with the heat in this park...atl all. Always feel like I'm going to be sick. The last time I went was MANY years ago and I had to leave early due to the heat (Disney parks I seem to be okay in). In 2012 I didn't go but just dropped off the kids. I had not seen Harry Potter so I went this year. Harry Potter stuff was okay. I've just decided I really dislike Universal. I won't ever go there again.

    Just sitting around waiting to go out dinner. Tomorrow we check out of our off-site hotel and head over to Disney.
     
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    Great you had no traffic and made it there safely!

    It's hot in my area also.
    I either venture out of the house before 10 in the morning or after the sun goes down in the evening due to the heat.
     
  18. Christine

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    Hi everyone! Well, I got back from Disney last night. Long drive home.

    No surprise since it's July/August, but it was SOOOO hot and I was not used to it. Generally before going to Disney I will "train" before I go. Build up my walking and fitness as well as spend a lot of time outdoors. Couldn't do that this year and I paid the price. I was so out of shape and my feet were just killing me. Took until my fourth day there to get the right combination of sneakers, inserts/insoles, socks and bandaids to stop the pain. I sweat so much that I think I got some sort of rash on my face. One day, at DHS, I just had to leave early. Spent well over an hour in the brutal sun waiting on Slinky Dog Dash and just really couldn't recover. I ended up spending more time in the parks at night and that was a blessing.

    All our food was really good with the exception of Spice Road Table. I had cancelled this when we got there but then my DS was really wanting to try it. Just so happened right about the time we were walking by a massive lightning/rain storm started so we walked in and had dinner during the whole storm. It's also not a good place for a person with a nut allergy (that's my son) so it was just a big letdown. I can get that type of food at home and it's so much better. Heck, my grocery store sells better baklava.

    We really enjoyed everything else. I enjoyed staying at the Contemporary too. I would do that again. Wasn't a fan of Disney busses (my first time) and doing the parks with my dad using the ECV could be a challenge at times with the crowds. The bus drivers were all very courteous but the amount of time to load him up was kind of agonizing and we were getting some "stares" for sure.

    Got to right Avatar FoP twice but had to go back to Animal Kingdom twice right before closing to get that accomplished.

    Hope everyone is doing well!
     
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    Glad you arrived home safely.

    Yup, start training for the next trip to the motherland two months out.
    It is hard on the feet and the back and hips with all day walking and standing in lines.

    I'm starting my yearly walking routine this week as I go end of September to Orlando.

    Hope all are doing fine.
     
  20. Christine

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    Yes, it's l like training for a marathon! I think the worst part is that I'm an office worker. The AC in my office is SO cold that I have to wear heavy sweaters all day. It's kept at about 69 degrees. This does not do me any favors when I have to be out in the heat, but there's not much I can do about it.
     
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    Halmla and Macraven - thanks for the good wishes.

    Tomm. I get the stitches out. There is still a little blood when the bandage is changed so I dont think the wound has completely healed. The next day dh leaves for 10 days to the west coast then the rehearsal dinner is the 19th and the wedding is the 26th.

    Christine - sounds like your trip went well. I would like to try Homecomin one day too. I know some people have no patience waiting for the ecv loads. I get the stares too when I ask for the ramp for the wheelchair. I was thinking of trying Spice Road someday but now I think I will wait. I like english breakfast tea too!
     

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