What do those three things have in common?
They are all what kept me from blogging, nay doing much of anything, in the last week.
SO- exciting news: I’m going to Disney World!! Huzzah!! I admit, I’ve been stalking out wondering IF there would be a Disney Social Media Moms conference this year, and wringing my hands wondering IF I could possibly expect the miracle that was being invited to go last year. I was wondering so hard mostly because Marc has an upcoming work trip to Orlando, and I was crafting all sorts of “let’s make it into a family trip!” schemes, but all of that would be out of the window if I were going to DSMM’s and we’d make a trip out of that. Did that make any sense?
Last year the miracle-invite magically appeared in my email in January. So I was trying to wait and see what was going on, but “mum” is the word on any future conference plans. And I just couldn’t wait any longer! I threw myself into Disney planning mode with reckless abandon. I booked the hotel (Yacht club again, squee!!) and quickly got to work trying to plan out our days’ ADR’s (advance dining reservations). And I guess Marc actually has to work a few days in there. Whatevs.
I have harassed people on facebook, tortured my friends with relentless questioning, etc. and I finally have a pretty good plan for what we’re doing on this trip. Naturally, I plan to share here, because I could jibber jab about Disney World for days, and unlike the other details of my life, that is something that other people actually find useful and interesting
Now let’s mention the Super Bowl. Last year Marc actually went to the Super Bowl and my tentative plans of a little shindig were squashed. In fact, I didn’t get a single Super Bowl party invite last year, so I remember it being a pretty lonely and depressing affair. This year, I determined, I would have a nice family friendly get together here at my house. So we did! It was a fun time, with lots of food and plenty of friends and family and football.
Leading up to this party though, was lots of house cleaning, getting a cable box for the basement tv (which, in retrospect, was unnecessary as everyone smashed into the living room instead of spreading out among the place) and buying/making food. Heck, I even made my own curtains, something I’ve been talking about doing, and figured I just had to get done before people came over.
So then there’s Breaking Bad. I admit, Marc and I became slightly obsessed with Breaking Bad. Many friends had been urging us to watch it, but picking up a new show so late in the series is daunting. But we really watch quite a bit of tv. Especially in summer time, which is when we started watching BB. It was on Netflix, and we’d watch a few episodes a week, trying to satisfy our addiction and also trying to make it last a little while, since the final new episodes won’t come on until this summer.
Right before Christmas we purchased the Season 5 episodes on iTunes so we could finish up. Since season 5 is technically still going on, just on a long hiatus, it wasn’t available on Netflix yet, and Comcast onDemand only shows the most recent couple of episodes. So we broke down and paid the $20 or whatever it was.
We just finished up. And “wow” is all I’ll say. This last season has been just as tense as ever, and we can’t wait for the last few episodes. I’m not going to spoil anyone here in this post, but I’m sure I’ll have to start blogging about BB after the live episodes, a la my old LOST posts. (Insert moment of silence for LOST. Sigh.)
So that’s it y’all! And brace yourself for an onslaught of Disney mania in the coming weeks