Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tick Tock...Tick Tock....

The time keeps ticking on by and before we know it, we will be making our way to the airport to get on our flight to Florida!

We are so excited about the trip. I just hope the next three weeks of work go by just as fast as this last week went by.

I made a batch of home made chex mix but used a different brand of butter and a rice chex instead of using the corn that I like and it doesn't taste right to me. It seems very bland. I just hope it's not bland because I'm coming down with something. I feel ok but have had a little bit of congestion in the nose lately.

We are thinking of going to Sea World in San Antonio on Thursday. We have never been at the holiday time and they have special shows for the holidays. So I bet it would be fun. It just depends on what we get done tomorrow.

Ian has his three month eye check up on Friday and I might go with him as I need to set up my eye exam. Going to set it up for the first Friday we are on vacation. Jan 20th. There was a possible issue with the holiday shut down time so I decided if I made a dr appointment for that friday I could take it as planned sick time and that would allow me to be off and not have to go in and work a half day. I have enough vacation hours to cover all by a half day. If we get the 8 hours back they took away then no worries. This way I'm covered either way and still get to start my vacation on Friday Jan 20th now.

Otherwise it was going to suck with having to go in for a half day with having family here. So I spoke with my team manager and he said once we found out for sure regarding the holiday shutdown pay then we would adjust the hours. I have been being asked by the eye dr when I go with him when I was going to set up an appt myself so now this is sort of making me do it but thats a good thing. I need to get them checked and this way I can get any glasses ordered before we fly out and they should be in by the time we get home.

Not much else to say. If we go to Sea World on Thursday we will take the camera and I will get some pictures. If it's nice weather then we will likely go. Be back later.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I know I said this in my last post but this week really flew by. I know it helped for us to have the holiday party and not having to work one day of my work week.

We have some errands we have to get done this week such as oil changes in the car and I think we are going to maybe go to the moive on Ian's saturday....or Thursday in the real world. hehe...

I will probably get a spread sheet going of where we have reservations for our ADR's along with what park or resort the reservation is at. I am probably going to start a packing list as well. This way I can print it up before I officially start packing us. We will need to take things for all sorts of weather. I know currently they have been having highs around 80 and then lows in the upper 40's to mid 50's. So likely can do jeans with a light jacket for the night time.

I have 4 weeks of work left or 16 work days. I like it when I count it down like that. Seems much smaller than weeks...hehe...I know it's the same amount of time but considering when I have my 3 day weekends, days sounds better to me...

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner and then we will have New years, and our official tenth wedding anniversary. Time flies when you are busy and having fun.

Not much else to say. I will be back tomorrow probably to post some pictures from the holiday party. We didn't take a whole bunch as we were mainly hanging out in the karoke room as we have a bunch of friends that like to sing. So anyways...will definitely be back with those pictures.

Take care


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yay for the Weekend!

I am so happy it's finally the weekend. This week actually went by pretty fast which shocked me. We are having some friends over on Thursday for a holiday dinner party type of thing. Then on Friday we have our holiday party. I don't have to work and Ian's off as it's his weekend. We booked a room at the hotel so really looking forward to getting away and having some fun. I plan on taking the camera so if I'm able to we should get some decent pics to share when we get home on Saturday.

We both have to work on Saturday but that's ok. At least I don't have to be there until 1pm and Ian not until 5:30ish when he comes up to get me for dinner.

Then on Sunday I have a team meeting and we are doing a white elephant thing so that will be fun and then it will be Monday and my Friday once again. These next few weeks should go by pretty fast and then it will be our anniversary and before we know it time for the trip. Woot! I think we are almost down to one month left to go. I know we are down to like 41 days I think.

I recently went to book our airport parking but the lot doesn't take advance reservations but assured me they would have plenty of parking for us. So hopefully they weren't just saying that to appease me.

So we are pretty much set. Now it's just the waiting for the vacation date to get here. I know it will be here before I know it, but at the same time, it can't get here fast enough.

I have been monitoring the park levels for our time and most of the dates are ranked as a level 1 or 2 with Saturday before leave being a 5 which is still pretty amazing for a Saturday. Most Saturdays even in Jan are ranked as a level 8 or 9. With crowd levels the lower the better so it should be a fun trip. We will likely get to do rides 2 times in a row if we really want to. So excited.

I guess that is all for now. Will be back with an update after the holiday party. So likely either Saturday night or monday.

I know we have exactly