I'm feeling all out of sorts right now. I just woke up from a nap (6 pm? Good luck falling back asleep tonight!) and I'm groggy. I was pretty tired when I went to bed last night, but all I did was lay there, awake, trying to remember how to fall asleep. I was up pretty late, and when I finally did nod off, Lucy decided it was very important to be pet. When she wants attention, she gets hardcore about it. She'll headbutt you repeatedly until she's sure you know what she wants. Naturally I woke up at the crack of dawn, too. But I made up for some lost sleep this afternoon between the two naps I got in. Like I said earlier, now I'm afraid I'm going to be up all night.

While the weather was kind of unsettled this weekend, I managed to get in a bunch of walking. I usually come home kind of achy, especially in my feet, but I feel so good when I can get out there and get my heart beating and my blood pumping. Only thing is I managed to overdo it just a little. This morning, about half way through my walk, I realized it was too much on my left foot. While it's not been as bothersome recently, it's not better and I need to remember that. Feet take longer than just about anything to heal because they really don't ever get any rest.

I really need something to smack me upside the head. I swear I could find the bad in the most positive thing in the world. Case in point was my weigh in this morning. I had the best showing on the scale in over three months. THREE MONTHS. But rather than feel really good about it, my gut instinct was disappointment that it wasn't better. I'm retarded. But I'm much better now. I realize what a douche I was this morning and I know that I did a great job. And then I said "fuck it" and bought ice cream again to celebrate. I've got a big bowl of it sitting in my belly right now and I'm shocked at how okay I am with that. No guilt of any kind. Yay me. But the sooner the ice cream is out of my house, the better.

Our vacation plans for this summer/fall are starting to take shape. Even though every year we say that it's our last year going to Disney for a while, we're going again this year. When we were there last year, we pre-booked this year's vacation. They were offering the Disney Free Dining Plan again and we decided to take advantage of it. In case you don't know what that is, you book your stay at a Disney hotel and for each day of park admission you buy, you eat for free. You get a counter service meal, a sit down restaurant meal and a snack or two. It ends up being a fantastic deal, but the down side of it is you need to book your sit down restaurant reservations well in advance to get the places you want to eat at. (Remember, a large percentage of the guests in the park are on the same dining plan.) And the down side to that you don't know three months in advance what time you're going to be hungry for dinner. What I especially don't like about this is it forces you to make specific, rigid plans for each day. But we don't have to worry about that any longer. Ken trolls a bunch of different Disney themed websites and found an amazing room discount deal that trumps the Dining Plan deal. We're now booked into the Animal Kingdom Lodge and I'm very excited. We're trying to stay at every Disney hotel at least once and this brings us one hotel closer to completing that goal. Next year, the Polynesian!

In other vacation news, I'm trying to work out a way to go see my friend Phreddy in Austin, Texas this summer. (And Diane, too!!) I wanted to wait until this month's credit card bill rolled in before I started making any concrete plans. I knew this one was going to be a big one ($1100 in car repairs, vet visit, doctor visits, emergency room visit and a couple other unplanned expenses popped up in May) and I wanted to see the damage before anything else. I just paid that bill and now I can start looking ahead to trying to get my ass to Texas.

I think that catches me up, mostly, since my last post.


(F)redddy said...

I have such big plans for you while you're here.

Mandie said...

now Walt if you come to Texas and are that close to me you better meet me too :)

Walt said...

So I need to figure out what to do for rope burns before I get there?

(F)redddy said...

I'll give you some of my special salve.

Gregg P. said...

If you don't give me a heads-up that you're coming to Austin, Walt, I will find you and do terrible things to you.

Not really, but I'll be awful sad.

Melanie said...

Ahem. Hello, remember me? Four hours north of Austin, and there's every chance I'll be there for Armadillocon anyway.

And have fun at the Animal Kingdom Lodge -- it's freaking gorgeous, and the food at Boma is to die for.

erik98122 said...

Some of my naughtiest adventures have taken place in Austin. You are going to have SOOO much fun!