Festival Finality, Family, and Floor FriesNovember 9, 2009
It’s 8:30, and even though I’m usually a pretty early riser, here I am: still laying in bed. (BTW, it’s hard to type lying down.) It’s one of those mornings where I’m almost lying here in protest. I’m sweating under the covers, I can’t go back to sleep, and yet I’m not about to get up, because that would mean conceding victory to my internal clock which decided to wake me up way before my alarm went off. And today of all mornings! I worked until 10:30 last night tearing down after the last night of Food and Wine Festival. So I was thinking that I would sleep in a bit and get really well rested before my family arrives today. Alas, my body had other ideas, so here I am blogging instead of sleeping.
I realize I’m being a big baby. 7:30 isn’t all that early to wake up and it is a very exciting day. It’s been three months since I’ve seen my family and I really can’t wait. I’m going to buy their park tickets this morning, and I’m going to swing by the Pop Century to see if I can check in a little early before I go pick them up. I’m also going to try to find a different way to the Sanford Airport than the way I went last time: it cost me 15 bucks in tolls!
They came at a perfect time. Like I said, I was on the tear down crew last night for Food and Wine Festival. I will have to do training at the Magic Kingdom on Thursday and Saturday, as those weren’t days I was originally approved to take off and I couldn’t get out of it. But otherwise I will have the entire time they’re here off. Erik will fly in on Friday, and they’ll all leave together next Monday (I’m trying not to think about it already!)
It’s been a real revolving door of roommates here this week. Traci and Holly have both been back home all this week and are both coming back tomorrow. The rest of us are all taking our turns going to stay in the hotels: I’m leaving today for a week, Melissa’s leaving tomorrow, Kat’s been staying at a resort with friends for the last couple of days, and Brit will be doing the same later this week. It’s really amazing how much I miss these girls while they’re gone. Sure, it’s nice to have the apartment to myself, but it’s just too quiet! Luckily, Kat got us reservations months ago for dinner at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian. It’s a character dinner buffet with the characters from Cinderella. We’re all going to get dressed up and go together next Monday, the night my family is flying back to Missouri. The timing is just perfect because it will be a great way for us all to get back together, compare vacation notes, and then go back to regular apartment life. It will also help distract me from what I’m sure will be an emotional night with a slight risk of homesickness relapse.
I’ve still got to finish packing and clean out my car so all five of us can fit in. I really need to go get it vacuumed, because I spilled fries under the seat when I was taking Tiffany and Brett to the airport a few days ago. Floor fries don’t really smell, but they’re still gross! I don’t think I’m going to get it done, though. Oh, well. At least I’ll have a snack for the long drive out to Sanford! 🙂