Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Bucket Day

We delivered the duvet to the cleaners – again. Even though we are annoyed that we have spent $200 on cleaning bills, we know that the end is near for Tasha, our cat. She is very lethargic, eating very little and obviously can’t make it to her potty in time. We knew she had kidney failure almost 2 years ago, and when the vet said she had 6 months to live, we began to prepare. But, she hung on. She played, ate, and managed her toilet very well. So we figure she’s on borrowed time. Even though it’s so cold out, she wants to go out during the day and lie in the sun.

Yesterday we hung out with Ron and Donna driving around to Kohl’s to return a gift, and Downtown Disney. The place was jammed with sweater and coat-clad tourists milling around with hot cups in their hands trying to keep warm. We decided to have some lunch at the Earl of Sandwich. I had a Christmas Roll: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and seasoned mayo on a tiny loaf of bread that was grilled. Yummy – and my meal of the day. We got a late start, so we didn’t get home until 7:30. We had some leftover veggies for dinner, and cozied up in bed. Around 11, Gary went out to detach the water hose from the coach, and cover our plants. It went down to 26 degrees last night. The high will be 54 degrees today, plunging down to 29 again tonight, and then it will start warming up. It should be back to beautiful Florida winter weather by Friday. Gary even wants to go to the coast and sit on the beach!
Meanwhile we’re making plans for New Year’s Eve. There’s a party planned here at the park, but we might go out to dinner and make our own party. Still in the planning stage…

Yesterday it was breezy and cold, so for our outing we decided to go see Tangled – something every Disney employee should do. It’s something every Disney employee should get a free ticket to see in my opinion. However, we did get a discount which helped with the $6 small popcorn and $3 drink inside. What?! We haven’t been to the movies in a couple of years and sticker shock was all over our faces. However since there were four of us, we bought a giant refillable bucket of popcorn (which we did not refill) and that was plenty. The movie was cute. We knew there would be little kids watching it, but they were pretty good – no meltdowns.

After the movie, we needed to return a couple gifts, and look for a Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner. Gary watched Rachel Ray cook some this morning on TV and said Mmmm. Lucky him - we found one and shared another bucket of chicken – the least expensive option, giving us all what we wanted. I’m not a big fan of fried anything, but once a year is OK. I ate my chicken breast, and it was moist and tender. OK. – I’m good to go for another year.

A short drive home and we snuggled in for the last cold night.

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