Friday, November 7, 2014

Missing in Action

Phew!  I think I just saw some tumbleweed go by!

Yea, life has been rather hectic around these parts lately!  Work has been really busy and nights and weekends are just as crazy too.  Mr. Skinny Geek and I are gearing up for our upcoming vacation (we leave next Saturday) and because I'm an obsessive planner, I'm sloooowly started to have multiple panic attacks during the day.   My lists have lists of their own.  On top of all that I'm still trying to manage food and exercise.  Although the exercise has been lacking lately due do a hard fall I took on the tennis courts on Tuesday.  I've taken a few days to rest it up and it's still a bit bruised and sore.  I should be back too 100% soon though.  I'm still managing to muster through my planks and push-ups though.  Planks are evil.  Almost as evil as burpees!

Tonight we are cleaning the house and grocery shopping.  Tomorrow is going to probably be my last day with my Coach Lois on the courts.  I'm going to hit it hard and do both Cardio Tennis and then the regular Doubles clinic.  (I say probably because Wednesday may be open but we are supposed to have some bad weather roll through that evening so clinic that night may be cancelled)  After that, we are DnD'ing with friends.  Sunday is going to be cleaning, organizing, packing frenzy while Chris and his brother do some maintenance on his car.  (Oil Change, check to see if the back brake pads need to be replaced, clean the car out).   I'm actually off Monday and Tuesday so that will be more cleaning, organizing, shopping, packing and panic attacks. (Do the cats have enough food?  Will brother-in-law feed them at the right time of the morning before Doyle starts shredding paper?  Will they kill each other while we are gone?  Will the cats kill B.I.L (brother-in-law, not David Carradine)?  What if the toilet explodes or the fridge breaks?)


So I'm hoping to have everything completely ready to go by Tuesday and that way we can just cruise on out the rest of the week.  We should leave bright and early next Saturday morning.  Our plan of attack is this -
Saturday - travel day to Brooksville, FL and stay with Aunt and Uncle
Sunday - family day
Monday - leave Aunt and Uncle's early and drive to Kennedy Space Center for the day.  Leave there and drive to Disney to check into our hotel (Coronado Springs Resort) and then eat at Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort
Tuesday - Magic Kingdom (Keys to the Kingdom tour, afternoon in the parks and then Cirque du Soleil "La Nouba" in Downtown Disney that night)
Wednesday - "leisure day"  Mini Golf, tennis, touring the resort and then doing whatever we want at a park until dinner at T-Rex in Downtown Disney - we may also see Interstellar this day...
Thursday - Epcot (lunch at LeCellier)
Friday - Hollywood Studios (dinner at Sci Fi Dine In)
Saturday - Animal Kingdom (lunch at Yak and Yeti)
Sunday - Magic Kingdom (dinner at Be Our Guest and hopefully meet up with April with Run the Great Wide Somewhere!)
Monday - leave to come home :(

And hopefully if all goes as planned, it should be a really awesome anniversary trip!  I'm planning to try to get some healthy snacks for the trip.  Grapes and carrot sticks and plenty of water.  Other than that I am going to try to make good decisions but not to worry too much about it.  I may not track either, so my streak will be gone on My Fitness Pal.   I want to enjoy this trip.  The last time we went together (on our honeymoon) 10 years ago, we were very cash strapped so we resorted to eating quick and cheap (well as cheap as you can get at Disney) meals but this time around I wanted to do it right so I've planned some nice sit down places for us to enjoy.   Stuff that I knew we'd both like too so I don't want to indulge too much but I do want to enjoy it. 

I'm also planning on getting activity in other than the normal park walking in too!  I'm hoping to get at least 2 runs in while on site and we are also *weather permitting* hoping to swim a little and even get to play some tennis too.  You know I can't be away from tennis for more than a week! ;)    I'm anxious to see how many steps we take on any given day at the parks too!

Alrighty well guess I need to wrap up this post.  But wanted to let you guys know that I'm still here!  November will be a quiet month on the blog.  Expect a full detailed report of our adventures when we do get back though!

If you want to follow along, be sure to follow me on Instagram.  I'm more apt to post there than anywhere. 

29 comments:

  1. Oooh, getting a swim in? I like what I hear! :)

    Everything will be just fine for vacation! Can't be any worse than when I had to tell my BIL and sis that I caught their shed on fire on their first day of vacation to disney!!!

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    1. Ooof! Yikes ok yea that's pretty bad! But I bet it is a really funny story!

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  2. Everyone knows I'm the queen of not blogging for a million days. :p Sounds like you are going to have an awesome trip! Have fun, don't stress too much, and have a wonderful trip!

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  3. Sounds like an awesome trip!! Have a great time!!!

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  4. I hope you have a FANTASTIC trip! Post lots of photos to Instagram! :)

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  5. I am so jealous of you guys. You're going to have such a good time :)

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  6. Ohhhh boy, can't wait to hear about your trip! You are going to have a BLAST!

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  7. Can't wait to hear all about it. Have a great time!!

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  8. Yayyyy!! We leave on the 4th of next month and I cant wait!

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  9. That sounds like an awesome trip! I'm so jealous, but so glad your making a concerted effort to just enjoy it. :)

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  10. I love that, I make lists of lists, too!

    It sounds like you have an excellent plan heading into your vacation. Enjoy!

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  11. That sounds like such a fantastic trip! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  12. I can't believe your trip is so close! And yes, we must both overcome our natural tendencies and meet up on Sunday!! I have been kind of MIA lately too with my Disney Moms Panel application focus plus going down for Wine & Dine last weekend! And work is making me work and all... Hope you have a safe trip down and I can't wait to see some pictures and then meet up!!

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    1. Thanks! Yea, I'm really looking forward to meeting up! Hope we can swing it!

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  13. Oh yeah... The No Way Jose at Beaches and Cream is pretty darn amazing. Just saying.

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    1. Yea, they are a must for us. I swear its the best dessert on property!

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