Friday, June 30, 2017

Lea's Favorites

It's another "favorites" post today...............enjoy!

Okay folks, if you are like me you get tired of all the cords involved in keeping cell phones, IPads and all things "techy" charged.  Well, here's the one of the greatest inventions I've seen in a while, a charging station.  We have ours sitting on Hubby's night stand and we just line our phones and Ipads up and wha-la, they are neatly charged.  You can put it anywhere you want to as it doesn't take up much space at all.  Note, the charging cords do not come with it, so be sure you order  a pack of those as well.  All of it can be ordered from Amazon. The charging station is $39.99 and a pack of 4 cords is $12.99.  For a "neat freak" like me it's the "cat's meow." ~chuckle~

I'm sure everyone reading this knows about these "to go cups" but I'm not sure you know that you can get them at The Dollar Tree for $1 (for a pack 5)  I love to keep these on hand as sometimes I like to take a cup of coffee with me when I head out.  A pack of 26  Dixie to go cups are $11.29, or .43 each.  That's twice the price of these, so it truly is a "favorite" deal of mine.

Okay, you all may think I have lost my mind on this one, but, if you don't have a heated mattress pad, you are missing out on one of life's greatest pleasures.  I mean, crawling in a warm bed at night, be it summer or winter, is the best ending to any day.  Yes, we use ours year around.  Now, we turn it off as soon as we get in it in warm weather but in the winter we just cut it down on low for the night.  Ours is dual control and that keeps everyone happy.  The one we have is a Sunbeam but they have every brand imaginable on Amazon.  Now, don't knock it until you've tried it. ~grin~

Post It has come out with more neat items in the paper gadget department.  I mean, what would we do without Post A Notes?  And, just a few months ago I found these tabs that I use for marking recipes in books, magazine articles and items in catalogs.  They are so neat and come in the neatest dispenser.  I keep them right beside my recliner and use them all the time.  If you have not seen these then check where the Post It items are in your local store.  

 And, last but not least, these two arrangements arrived at our house this week and they both had my name on them.  I was beyond surprised.  But, two very sweet and thoughtful friends sent these to me to just let me know they were thinking of me as I deal with my eye issues.  Talk about thoughtful!  I felt very special and loved for sure and they have added such a bright spot to my days.  Fresh flowers are always a favorite and always make a day brighter!

I'm off to see my Retina Specialist this morning for my one week post op check up.  Sure hoping he says things are going well.

Monday, June 26, 2017

When Dealing with the Unexpected

This past Friday started out as an ordinary day.  I had a few errands to run locally and then I had my annual appointment with my Retinalogist at 1:00 that afternoon.  Tommy and I went down early enough to have a nice lunch before my appointment.

A little background first..............
I have been seeing an Ophthalmologist for at least 40+ years.  I started wearing glasses when I was 6 years old and I just saw an Optometrist until I was in my early 20's and then began seeing an Ophthalmologist.  My paternal family history is not good in the vision area, so I have always tried to take the best of care of my eyes and be very proactive.  About 5 years ago my Ophthalmologist wanted me to start seeing a Retinalogist annually as well. 

The only issue I have had has been floaters and while they can be a nuisance, they have never been a real concern.  

Back in early November this past year I got up out of the bed one morning and as soon as I opened my eyes I saw flashing lights in my far peripheral vision.  I knew that was generally not a good sign and I called my Opthalmologist office and told them I need to come in ASAP.  I went in and was seen by their Optometrist.  I questioned them about seeing their Optometrist and they said that if he saw anything that needed further attention he would send me to my Opthalmologist or Retinalogist.  He went through just a regular eye exam with me, thorough, but nothing like what the Retinalogist does.  He said that the floaters were causing the issue with the flashing lights and said I was okay.  I was relieved but still had some concerns.  But, the flashing lights stopped in a couple of days and have probably only happened  10-12 times since that time. I didn't think alot more about it.

Fast forward to this past Friday and my appointment with my Retinalogist.  As soon as my exam started my Dr. was asking me a lot of questions and saying things to his nurse.  I knew that he must be seeing something that was not goo.  He must have examined my eyes for at least 10 minutes and my eyes were so tired when he finished.  Once he finished he looked at me and said, "you have a very serious eye condition, you have tears in both of your retina's."  WHAT!!!! did I just hear him correctly or was it a bad dream.  Tommy was out in the waiting area and the nurse went and got him so he could hear what the Dr. was saying. I was in tears and the Dr. told the nurse to go get me some water.  I'm thinking, water, Dr. I need a whole lot more than water, how about a tranquilizer? :0))  But, he explained to us that I needed to have laser surgery immediately and that he would do it in a few minutes and for us to go on over to the eye surgical center.  He also explained that he felt sure he could repair the right eye but he wasn't sure that he could the left.  He said if the laser did not repair the left that I would need major eye surgery that would require hospitalization.  Oh, me, so, so much to process at one time!  I asked him why I didn't know this and why I was still seeing perfectly.  He said it was on the back side of my retina and not yet in my field of vision.  I had to think that was a good thing.  

Then he told me that following the laser surgery I could NOT do  bending at the waist, stooping, lifting or do anything that might put stress or strain on my eyes.  Good grief, this was getting worse by the minute.  I'm the gal that goes all day long, bends and stoops without even thinking about it, lifts whatever needs to be lifting and he's telling me that for 6 weeks I will NOT be doing that.

I survived the surgery and it wasn't as bad as I had envisioned but very unsettling.  My eyes were already so tired from all the exams and tests he had previously done and it was hard to follow his commands and move my eyes in the direction he told me to but I did and he said I had done an excellent job when the procedure was over.  And, he said that the laser went well and the left retina did better than he expected it to, so that was encouraging.  I will see him this Friday for my one week check up and then every week for 6 weeks.  He said he won't know the success until the end of the 6 weeks.

Waiting is not my forte and neither is limiting my physical activities.  But, you know what, the Lord never allows these situations without a purpose in mind.  Perhaps it's a time for me to "be still and know."  Perhaps it's another time for me to place my faith and trust completely in HIM for the outcome. And, perhaps I need reminding of how HE is in control and will work all things out according to HIS plan.  It doesn't mean that the outcome is going to be good, it just means that regardless, HE is going to be with me every step of the way.  I covet your prayers in the weeks ahead for full healing of my eyes. 

NOTE: I did mention to him that I had been in to see their Optometrist back in November when the flashing lights appeared in my peripheral vision.  And, I told him that the Dr. told me that it was a result of the floaters I had.  And, now I was sure that was when the retinas began tearing and he just did not see it nor did he send me on to you.  Of course, as Drs. do, he said he doubted that was when it started or my retinas would likely be completely detached by now.  I felt like that was his way of just covering for the other Dr.  Lesson learned! From now on I will really question and/or push to see the specialist!

Praying for these "peepers"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's another Hodgepodge of questions..............

1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you'd put on your list of  quintessential summer activities? Will you try to manage all ten this summer?
Our summer got off to a rip roaring start with our family trip to Disney but the rest of our summer will likely be fairly calm.  We will have a couple of visits from family in July  and the rest of our summer will just be spent surviving the intense heat and  enjoying life.  May not sound very exciting but I assure you we have a good time, even if it's just "doing our thing." ~chuckle~

2. Do you collect seashells when you're at the beach? What do you do with them once you get them home? What's your favorite place to comb for seashells? How many of these 'best beaches for hunting seashells' Which have you visited? Which one would you most like to visit?
I have not been to the beach in many years.  We like the the water and looking at it but we're not sand people and it's just not a place high on our list in recent years.  We use to go quite often when the kiddos were still at home.

Calvert Cliffs State Park (Maryland), Jeffrey's Bay (South Africa), Sanibel Island (Florida), Shipwreck Beach (Lanai Hawaii), Ocracoke Island (North Carolina), Galveston Island (Texas) and The Bahamas

3. At a snail's pace, shell out money, come out of your shell, go back into your shell, drop a bombshell, happy as a clam, clam up...which 'shell' phrase could most recently be applied to some event or circumstance in your life? Explain.

Well, a lot of things operate at a snails pace in my estimation but I prefer a faster pace, I shell out money almost everyday for something (don't we all?), I definitely do not need to come out of my shell and don't think I need to go back into it either.  I know of no bombshell to drop, and I think I'm happy as a clam but haven't clammed up in a very long time.  

4. What summer activity do you dislike? Why?
Any event that requires eating outside  in our heat and humidity.  I enjoy outside eating if the temperature is "right."  I do not enjoy anything about eating when I  am hot, sweaty and uncomfortable.  If there is a nice breeze, that helps a whole lot!

5. What's something you see as quickly becoming obsolete? Does that bother you?
I'm pretty sure that home phones will be obsolete in just a few years.  Hubby and I still have a home phone but only because of his business.  Otherwise, we would be cell phone owners only.  It really doesn't bother me just so long we still have phones.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Coleman found his brother's clown wig the other day and put it on.  Bridget sent me these pictures and they just made my day.  I mean those rosey cheeks with that clown hair.  Could he be any cuter?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Wonderings and Ponderings

I'm pretty sure you would not find the words "wonderings" or "ponderings" in Webster's Dictionary, but it seemed a most appropriate title for this post.  There are quite a few things that I often wonder about and also ponder.  A lot of it, I just simply do not understand.  Just so you know, there is no rhyme or reason for any of this post, just a lot of random thoughts.
What do airlines board passengers from front to back?  I mean, does it not make perfect sense to do just the opposite and then the folks already seated would not have to be  brushed up against, have big bags loaded just above their heads in the overhead bins, etc.  I do NOT understand this practice in any shape, form or fashion.

And, neither do I understand why folks that have a very tight connection when flying do not have the privilege of disembarking the plane ahead of those that do not have a tight connection.  If anyone knows the logic behind either of these, please let me know!

I often see and hear of young families that simply meet themselves coming and going with their children's activities.  I'm so afraid that time spent just "being  a family" is not seen as important as it should be.

Will our country ever turn around?  Will love and being kind ever take the place that it needs to take in the hearts of mankind?  It is very sad to me to see the lack of respect for human life and for the office of our presidency.

Why is it so hard to find dresses with sleeves? I'm definitely at an age where, for me,  sleeveless is not an option any longer.  And, I don't always want to wear a jacket, shrug or a sweater but often I do because  I end up buying a sleeveless dress or top because I like it so much.  I guess it's one of the many perils of aging. ~smile~ See, I told you it was random!

I wonder if parents realize that one of the greatest things they can do for their children is to love each other and  let their children know that their relationship with each other is priority.  They are setting the example that their children will likely adopt with their future spouse.

Why, why, why do some folks  post some of the pictures and status updates they post on Facebook?  Is modesty and morality a thing of the past?  I may sound prudish but that's quite okay, I am. ~smile~

I wonder if our society will ever view mankind as the "human race" rather than the white race, the black race, etc.  It's most concerning!

I often wonder how my Dad's life will end?  I pray almost daily that when the Lord gets ready for him that HE will just take him quickly.  I do not want to see him suffer with a serious debilitating illness.  But, I know that we don't get to make those calls.  And, I also know first hand that the Lord always gives us the strength to face and go through whatever we are faced with. 

And, along those lines, I sometimes wonder how mine and Hubby's life will end.  Not to be morbid at all, I think it's probably normal, at our age, to wonder about such things.  I certainly do not dwell on it, but it does cross my mind occasionally.

Are the dates on foods the exact dates that they expire or is there leeway?  I have always assumed that the dates were exact and I always throw food away that is beyond the marked date.  The thought of food poisoning scares the "bejeebers" out of me! ~chuckle~

I'm pretty sure that all of society could use a reminder that we lived a very, very long time (well, at least if you are my age) without cell phones.  Life can go on without them.  We all need to find a healthy balance in our reliance on them.

The same thought would also apply to Social Media.  I absolutely love Facebook but there's a balance we all need to have for it as well and I struggle often to keep that balance.

All across our nation there are struggling churches, barely able to keep their doors open.  Why can't the struggling churches ban together (within their denomination) to make several thriving  churches? Makes perfect sense to me. Is it because the congregations can't get past "who would be in charge" instead of remembering HE is in charge of all of it. 

My husband and our son are both golfers, so I've been around it for a very long time.  But, even so, I think it has to be one of the most frustrating  games on earth.  I'm thinking it might frustrate me to the point of wanting to throw my club. ~that's the truth~

Okay, that's my "wonderings and ponderings" for today.  No doubt you may be scratching your head but, hey, it's my blog and it was what was on my mind today. ~don't you just love it~

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lea's Favorites

It's time for some favorites!  It's been about 3-4 weeks since my last favorites post and I know you all are waiting with "baited breathe" for another edition. ~giggle~ So here it is.........

I just recently found this little jewel, a tripod for your cell phone.  About 6 months ago I began using my cell phone exclusively as my camera.  I had carried a camera for upteen years and I started noticing that my cell phone took better pictures. And, I'm learning more and more about the IPhone camera and how to get even better pictures.  I don't use a tripod often but I do like to have one on hand.  I did a search on Amazon and this one seemed to fit my needs and it has a bluetooth remote that works like a charm.  If you need/want a tripod for your cell phone then check this one out.

And, speaking of cell phones............this is the handiest accessory you can have for your cell phone.  It is a lanyard (I think it looks more like a phone bra myself) 😊 and it makes keeping up with your phone easy peasy.  The girls and I got one before our Disney trip and we wore our phones around our neck everyday.  We needed it close at hand because we used our phones as our camera.  It would be great to have on any occasion that you need to have your phone with you but do not have an extra hand,  purse or pocket to put it in.  We received  several comments about them and folks wanting to know where we got them.  Of course, the answer was Amazon!  And, they come in about 7 different colors.

I am a sucker for plastic zipper top bags.  I seem to have a use for them everyday.  When I saw these at the store the other day I had to get a package of them as well.  Square snack bags!  How neat is that?  I can think of lots of uses for these aside of snacks.  I like the rectangular snack bags but I think these are better but having both sizes is good.  I have only seen these at Wal-Mart in the Great Value brand, I don't know if Ziploc makes any or not.  But, I'm plenty pleased with Great Value.

I have been wanting an indoor grill for a while but just didn't like the fact that none I had seen had a lid.  It seemed to me that it might be messy without one. ~just my thoughts~  I was in SteinMart a couple of weeks ago and while looking for something else I saw this indoor grill.  It is by Elite and I think I'm going to really enjoy it, especially for burgers and chicken.  I did some pork chops on it one night this week that were very good as well.  It's very easy to clean up.  The round grill part pops out of the frame and you can wash it, dry it and pop it back in. 

I have used masking tape for label making for years and it's always been just the drab beige colored masking tape.  I use it to label items for the freezer so that I don't have to write directly on the container.  It's easy to pull off and leaves no residue, it's almost like painters tape.  Several months ago I was looking for a roll of masking tape and beside the regular masking tape was this package of "Expressions" masking tape. Of course, I snatched it up and I love using it.  What's not to like about "happy colored" masking tape!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday and Joyce has once again come up with "mind bending" questions............

1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week, Flag Day in the US of A. Do you fly your country's flag at home? Sometimes, often, or every single day? Have you ever visited the city of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia)? Did you make a point of seeing The Betsy Ross House? Have you ever made a trip to Baltimore? If so, was Fort McHenry on your itinerary? (where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner)
Well, I struck out all the way around on this question.  At our old house we flew the flag quite often but here at our new house we have not.  I do have flag pillows on the front porch if that counts.  I have never been to Philadelphia or Baltimore.  Guess I should put those two cities on my "bucket list."

2. Red flag or white flag? Which have you encountered most recently? Explain.

Well, not really a white flag of surrender but I'll call it a white flag of "go."  I have been in the process of a dental implant since last Oct. and yesterday I had my last visit with the Periodontist and received the "go ahead" to see my dentist and begin the crown process.  Surely in a couple of months I will be completely finished with this process. ~hope, hope~

3. Are you a stay in the car listen to the end of a song kind of person? What kind of person is that?

Oh, no, when I get to where I'm going I'm out in a flash to "get er done."  I'm not one to let the grass grow under my feet. ~belly laugh~  I would say a person that sits in the car and finishes listening to a song is pretty laid back, has no real agenda and will get it done eventually.  And, there's nothing wrong with either of these, it's all in one's personality and that's what makes us all so interesting.

4. What are some of the traits or qualities you think a good dad possesses? In other words, what makes a good dad? What's an expression you associate with your father?

Unconditional love, pride in his children, a good husband , and most of all, has a heart for God.

My Dad always reminded me and still does that "God has it all under control and HE always knows best."

In case you have forgotten, my Dad was in the ministry for right at 50 years.

5. What's one rule you always disagreed with while growing up? Is that rule somehow still part of your adult life? Is that a good or bad thing?

Oh, this answer will get some chuckles I'm quite sure...........I was not allowed to dance in any shape form or fashion.  And, dancing was a big thing during my teen years but I was never allowed.  I never went to prom or school dances.  And, while I didn't really understand the big deal about it, I accepted it and never made a big fuss over it ~I was such a congenial child~ big chuckle~  No, that rule has never been a part of my life since that time but Hubby and I are not given many opportunities to dance and I'm certainly NOT a good dancer.  I have two left feet!  

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm doing my best to fight off a cold.  I started on Monday with a scratchy throat and burning eyes. I began gargling with Melaluca (an essential oil) and taking an essential oil blend capsule to fight "cooties" and looks like I have succeeded in it becoming a full fledged cold.  I blame it on flying.  I think germs are rampant on airplanes and I completely forgot to take my On Guard to fight germs.  There just can't be anything good about being closed up in such close proximity of people inside an airplane.  ~germs be gone!!!~

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Disney Recap

And, the adventure began on Sunday, June 4th........... the kids drove to Orlando and Poppa and I flew.  Both kids made stops at the beach either going or coming back.  They made the long journey as enjoyable as possible.  And,  our flights were without incident, it was smooth sailing for all of us.

None of the kiddos had ever been to the beach and they all loved it.  

If you didn't know better you would think you were at Disney World when you arrive at the Orlando airport.  I'm quite sure the airport and Disney are in "kahoots" as one benefits the other.

After we had all "made our nest" in our hotel rooms Poppa took the kiddos for a stroll around the grounds of the hotel. We stayed at Port Orleans- Riverside.  After about a day we  wished we had "sprung" for one of the deluxe hotels with access to the monorail system. Of course, the total for 10 folks to go to Disney isn't peanuts and I  felt going first class was a little over the top. But, I thought of the monorail system each and every time I boarded one of those crowded buses for sure. ~ I don't like people in my space~  In case you are wondering, there are 4 different groups of hotels at Disney, they are economy, moderate, deluxe and luxury. Our hotel was plenty nice and we all had king sized beds which was a luxury as far as any of us are concerned.  We are all "big bed" people!

It doesn't matter your age, Disney World requires a WHOLE lot of energy and patience.  Poppa and I were definitely some of the oldest there but we stayed the course pretty good. AND, we celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary while we were there.  Talk about a celebration!!

And, truth be known, it was good for our kids that they had 4 extra hands to assist with the wee ones.  The wee ones are really too young for Disney but their brother and sister were at the absolute perfect age to enjoy it.  Between the 6 adults we were able to take the babies back to the room for naps or go in early at night and still allow the bigger kids to do whatever they desired. Our wee ones really did well and neither of them were scared of the characters.  I'm thinking they may even have a vague memory of this trip when they are older.

The grounds are all keep to perfection. I'm thinking that literally hundreds of employees make up their landscape staff.  Well, truth be told, hundreds make up all of their staff, if not thousands!!!

Every day we all wore Disney attire.  Generally, each family matched as did every other family there.  Must have been close to a bazillion families there. ~no joke~

Tommy could be found pushing a stroller, holding a baby or carrying one of them on his shoulders.  We pretty much did whatever was necessary to keep them happy. 

We tried to take a lot of pictures when we started the day.  As the day wore on we began to lose some of our luster for sure!  When you are shoulder to shoulder with folks, it's hot and  rainy (a lot), you can sure look a bit weary and some of us felt a bit weary. ~chuckle~

One of my favorite parts of our time at Disney was watching the kiddos meet the Disney characters.  I was amazed that the wee ones were not afraid of them but they both reached right out to them.  We had 3 meals with the characters and they really enjoyed that. Speaking of meals, we bought the Dining Plan for our crew and feel like we came out way ahead $$$$ wise.  So, if a Disney trip is in your future, I would recommend it.  It includes sit down meals, quick service meals and snacks. 

Yes, it rained every day and not just sprinkles, some were literal downpours.  We did go prepared but being out in rain, with a cover up  or not, is NOT  fun! And, did I mention the crowds?  And, the security is pretty much just like airport security.  They go through EVERYTHING!  And, when you have 2 little ones in tow, guess what?  You have lots of bags for them to go through but they did have it very streamlined.

It was a jam packed 5 days for sure!  This was our immediate family's 5th trip to DW.  I'm pretty sure that this will be my last one.  I've seen our Grans enjoy it and I have no need for any more Disney experiences.(unless Hubby and I decide to go to the Flower and Garden Show at Epcot at some point).  I'm not sure how Walt Disney was able to create such a place but perhaps that is why it is called "the land of magic." ~smile~   Our first trip was in 1981 and there is no comparison to the Disney of 2017.  It was a much calmer, less chaotic place and of course, a much smaller place.

Our hearts are full of memories and we are thankful that we had the opportunity to share this special time together.  I think we would all agree though, there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME! It's our magical place!

Have a "magical" week!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Disney Bound

Yes, on Sunday the Culp and Broome families will arrive in Disney World for 5 days of memory making fun!  We have been anticipating this trip since the first of Feb. and blowing Etsy and Amazon up with Disney purchases. ~no joke~ Truly, half the fun of any big trip is all the planning that goes into it.

I contacted a friend of our daughter's who is also a Disney Planner and she has absolutely taken care of everythig.  She emailed us our itinerary this past week and it was a bit overwhelming.  We will certainly use it as our guide but  not sure that we can possibly do everything she has planned for us. She did schedule rest time each day and I'm pretty sure all 10 of us will be glad of that. This will be mine, Hubby's and our kids 6th trip to Disney and we've never had an agenda and we had a wonderful time every time.  I do know that Disney has changed a lot and as I said, we'll definitely use our agenda as a guide but we will probably make some modifications as needed.

Our Magic Bands arrived a couple of weeks ago and this is a new addition to Disney since our last visit almost 9 years ago.  These little fellas are truly magic.  They will just be zapped for our entrance, our hotel key, our meals, our rides and any purchases that we make while we are there.  That's a bit scary isn't it?  I'm thinking that things may have gone a little far in the technical world.

We found these shirts on Etsy and decided that they would be our one Disney shirt for all 10 of us and on one our days we will all wear these and we all have a different color.  We will definitely have a family photo taken that day.  On the other days the girls have pretty much co-ordinated their families shirts but Poppa and I will not necessarily co-ordinate but we will have on Disney shirts.

Our DIL created the vinyl image for the top shirt.  I think it is the cutest and Poppa will wear it proudly.

You can't really tell by these pictures but these shirts have BLING!  I love bling and didn't really have any trouble finding Disney with bling.

And, of course, each family needs a backpack.  No one wants to keep up with a purse and carrying a backpack is the only way to go to keep up with the necessary items.
Then I had to find something to put my cell phone in where it would be very convenient for me to grab.  It will serve as my camera and I do not want to have to dig in our backpack to get it.  So, this cute little cell phone crossbody purse should serve the purpose well.  You can't really tell in the picture but it's a beautiful silver leather.  It will match all my bling. ~sparkle-sparkle~

Two of the necessary items in our backpack will be these insulated water bottles customized by our DIL.

Some other items that will be in our backpack will be Wet Ones, sunscreen and rain ponchos.  These travel pouches of Wet Ones are "the cat's meow" for sure.  I keep a pack in my purse at all times and they will definitely be in our backpack.  And, we will be very conscious of using sunscreen!  And, once our rain pouches have to come out of those neat little mesh bags I'm quite sure they will never go back in that neatly. ~shucks~   I'll be sure and take some gallon size Ziploc bags to store them in after their first use. ~smart idea~

I hope we have thought of everything and if not, well, it will be fine.  And, hopefully mine and Hubby's flight will be "hitch free" and we will arrive on time and catch the Magical Express to Disney World.  Then the fun will begin and I'll have lots to "show and tell" when we return..

Added note:  Not sure anyone reading was really interested in this post but I wanted this in my blog book that I have printed every year so I had to do this post.  And, then perhaps if anyone reading this is planning a Disney trip you will get some good ideas for your trip. 

  Stay tuned...............