Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saddlebag, Disney, Thanksgiving, Space Coast Marathon
This is what lawns typically look like, except mine is worse than most.
My initial impulse was to AstroTurf my entire property; it is a very environmentally-green thing to do and my turf would look good all the time and not need any maintenance at all. Alas-it was cost prohibitive! The next idea is to divide the property into two parts and do the front this year and think about the back half next year.
I finished just in time to join my pal Carole and her new baby Rachael in Disney. We bought our FL Resident "weekday only" tix, loaded up BSE (baby support equipment) and headed out to the parks.
Rachael is one yr old and not mature enough for most of the rides, but that was OK because we were quite pooped and pushed to our limits with the few rides we took. I had not realized that the strollers get parked outside the attraction and non-walkers had to be carried while waiting in line! Here I am with a sleeping Rachael waiting to see "It's a Small World". Disney made a major improvement in this attraction and stopped piping the music OUTSIDE the attraction so you are no longer subjected to this child's song playing over and over inside your head for the next 2 weeks.
That evening, we went to Hollywood Studios to see the Dancing Lights, which are just Christmas lights flickering with music. Naturally, Disney did this "bigger than life" and got me in the Christmas spirit with snow falling down from the snowblowing machines mounted on top of the NY building set and speakers blasting out Mannheim Steamroller's Deck the Halls.
We didn't make the Food and Wine Festival due to exhaustion...
I am now back in Saddlebag making my Christmas round of doctors and other purveyors of medical devices. Right before I closed on my house, I decided to do "medical housekeeping" and get a complete systems tuneup, so now all the annual checkups fall during the holidays.
Between chats with the docs, I'll decorate the house for Christmas, and work on another project I have cookin'. More on that next blog.