Friday, December 19, 2008

6 Days til Christmas!

I am counting down. Obviously. ;)

Because of some really bizarre mix-up, it looks like I will be working 7 days next week. Which is fine, to an extent. Trevor and I both put in a request to give away our Christmas Day shift. His went through but unfortunately, mine was not approved. So he has the day off, and I don't. I am hoping that in the next couple of days something will work out. Until then, I work at Sunset tomorrow, Magic Kingdom Sunday and Monday and the rest of the week at Sunset. 62 hours and 45 minutes in all. Even without my Christmas shift(8hr45m) I will have a great amount of hours. The paycheck will really be helpful because it comes in right before we move home.

Speaking of home, we will be moving back to Mississippi in 15 days. =) So much excitement.
I have SO much packing to do. Where am I going to fit that in during the next several days? Ha, I really have NO idea.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that our Patty(Pathfinder) broke down yesterday? I went with several of my friends from work(Amanda, Daniela, and Stephan) to tour the resorts and look at all of the Christmas decorations. On the way back to our apartment, the car just stopped working. Trevor was working and still had about 2 hours left in his shift. Daniela hopped out of the car and started walking(Yes, she is crazy haha). We walked from where the car broke down(past the entrance to Wide World of Sports) all the way to Pop Century resort. This earned us some hilarious looks from the gate guard when we walked up to his kiosk, all flashing our Disney IDs. After explaining the story to him, he told us it would be fine if we caught the bus from Pop Century to Hollywood Studios. We caught the last bus taking guests into Studios for the night. Everyone else caught the CP bus back to the apartments after we waited for Trevor to get off of work. One of the guys that we work with drove Trevor and I to the car where they tried to figure out what is wrong with it. Long story short(well, too late) - they couldn't fix it, we got it towed to the apartment this morning, and we will be waiting a week until Trevor's dad gets here to see if it is worth fixing. The car is old and lately it seems that we keep putting money into it. After we figure out exactly what is wrong, we will decide if it is really worth investing more money into it. It is a matter which we will continue to pray about.

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Well, I need to get some sleep. But first - a to do list.
-Christmas shopping needs to get finished in the next few days. Trevor is the only person I have left and VERY important in my books ;)
-Buy groceries for Christmas day and enough to last until we leave here.
- Try to find someone to take my Christmas shift
- Pack, Pack, Pack!
- Give out the Christmas presents I made for the girls at work
- etc, etc, etc. haha. There is so much more I could add to this, but I think I will leave it at that for now.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Time is here!

Some Christmas pictures just to tide curious onlookers over until I can write a blog with actual substance. ;) Haha.

Partial picture of stocking, Christmas tree and presents.

Christmas presents. All from me and Trevor to our families.

Our little Christmas tree with it's fiber optic lights. It's 3' and the picture does not do it justice. I L.O.V.E. my little Christmas tree! =) Note the "Merry Christmas" hanger near the top of the tree. It matches the "Jingle" hanger in my kitchen - see photo farther below.

Trevor using his Christmas stocking happy from Honey.

A close up of our stockings from Honey!

Pictures of my Christmas towels and mits in the kitchen... along with the ever glamorous fire extinguisher sticker. Gorgeous, right?

My cute little "Jingle" hanger that I bought for $2 at the Disney Cast Member SALSA(Spend A Little Save Alot) Sale.

And since we don't have a mantle, I decided to use the greenery and pine cones on our bar, which I think we might have used once in the time we have lived here. I bought everything from Joann's after walking the front door and being overwhelmed by the amazing aroma of cinnamon scented pinecones. MMHMMM. Yes ma'am!

That is all for tonight. To come: possibly some pictures of the Christmas cards I made. =)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Day 106 of 1001

5. Play putt-putt at both of the Disney courses, no complaints(2/2)

We played at both and, surprisingly, I loved it! We have several free tickets to go again and hopefully we'll have time to use them before we leave here Jan 2.

1.Go on a date with my husband once a month (4/33)
2. Take an us picture every month (2/33)
9. Take a walk at least once a month (3/33)

Numbers 1 & 9 haven't been that hard so far. But sadly, it is hard to get Trevor to agree to be in a good picture anymore. However, I did snag one from November when Hayley was here. And I got one for this month when we were at Mickey's Very Merry Party(which is now my facebook profile picture). Hopefully I'll get better about it.

10. Find a place in FL that can be our Bellingrath this Christmas since we can’t go to the real one

We're actually to two things other than Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. We are going to Gaylord Palms Hotel and Resort's ICE and to Light Up UCF to go Ice skating. I am excited about both and Trevor is really looking forward to Gaylord. :)

11. Bring him breakfast in bed at least once a month (4/33)

I LOVE doing this one. It still catches him by surprise =)

26. Try 10 new recipes (5/10)

31. Make new starter for friendship bread and share

Well, I stopped adding on to my starter when I was sick 2 weeks ago. I am not going to start it back up again until we move back home and then I can become more consistent.

32. Complete a Cross Stitch

34. Design/create our first family Christmas card and not procrastinate sending them out
I am working on this one right now actually. A little later than planned because of technical difficulty but they will be going out tomorrow! =) And pictures will be posted.

79. Read for pleasure once a day (100/1001)

80. Buy 10 Disney movies, old and new (4/10)

82. Buy a classic movie or musical every month (4/33)

93. Actually use our Disney water park annual tickets at least 2 times a month while the weather is still good. (6/?)