Friday, December 31, 2010
It was a good surprise in more ways than one: I hate New Year's. This gave me something positive to think about.
Congratulations, Maria and Rich!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
I'm spending Christmas morning in an appropriate place:, originally uploaded by eblackwell.
Santa has been here with apples and carrots for the horses, lunch meat for the cats and dogs, tortilla chips for Forest and Chloe, and rich, creamy HOT chocolate for the humans.
So from all of us at Oasis animal farm - the horses, the cats and dogs, Chloe the pygmy goat, Forest the pot belly pig, the humans, and even the wild turkeys calling out in the cold morning - Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
To our friends still in Florida upset that it'll be 50 degrees, it's 27 here. :) It was a smooth ride on the train and we met nice people, including a couple right out of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
We went off our schedule: we slept in a bit, had breakfast at Earl of Sandwich, and did Christms shopping at World of Disney with a coupon from the parks. Now we'll head for a day in Epcot with the All Ears party tonight.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The housekeeper must've figured out I was taking the Disney soaps and shampoos., originally uploaded by eblackwell.
So she left me this wonderful surprise!
We were so thrilled because people LOVED the trading cards and new lanyards. So many people came and were excited to see Deb and the team. It was perfect. We ended up staying longer than planned and enjoyed catching each other up.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Then John surprised me with a sleigh/carriage ride around Fort Wilderness. It was wonderful. I highly recommend Star as a carriage driver; she loves her work, even does the Magic Kingdom Christmas parade, and enjoys sharing Fort Wilderness with people. She played carols throughout the ride to add an extra touch to the experience. We enjoyed the ride so much.
But then we had a problem: John had money fall out of his pocket and no one would be a decent human being and turn it in. He felt so soured by the experience, we came back to our room instead of doing the Photowalk around the Fort Wilderness decorations.
The day started on a sour note. Our Mobile Hotspot will not stay stable enough for the webcam through Ustream.tv (it barely holds it together for this and email; it already shut off 2 times) and Verizon doesn't offer the tether connection through my phone anymore. I got a migraine this afternoon and had to come back here to rest before dinner. Now the money thing happened.
John stopped at the food court and I came to the room to finish our window decorations:
Right after I took this picture, the lights came crashing down.... for the 3rd time. I had it.
It made me so happy! We fixed the lights, we're going to start over tomorrow with a lot of fun plans including a Crystal Plaza breakfast before Magic Kingdom is open to the public, and ending with a ton of meets and Mickey's Christmas party. So I'm getting into pjs, watching Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and remembering all the good things that happened today. Most especially: here we are on vacation!
Good night all!