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I'm starting to get a little anxiety about the trip as it nears. Tonight, I was out with Abby in the apartment yard and a car went by.....the windows were down, and I heard enough to get that sick feeling in my stomach when I saw them stop and back up. They yelled out the window " Fat A$$ Freak". Now, they were teen boys, and yes, I know kids are cruel....I know all of that, and I should just let it go in one ear and out the other. But at times....that is hard to do, and it got me riled up thinking about the people in the airport and at Disney. Sometimes the looks and snickers are so hard to deal with. Well, I have a little something to say about this....so listen up if you're those boys or anyone like them!
I know I have no one to blame but myself for how much I weigh, but for the life of me....I just don't get why it bothers you so much. I have tried understanding it now for years, and I just can't. I know it's not the norm, and for all of you out there that have your weight under reasonable control....I'm so happy for you. But why then, does it bother you what I look like? You don't have to sleep with me, or eat dinner with me, you don't even have to look at me if you don't want to....so what is the big deal? I really wish I understood the need to make other people feel bad about the way they look. If you think it's just kids....you are dead wrong! Some of my worst moments have been with unkind adults....using me to make themselves feel better. But does it? How can you feel better when you are hurting someone? If I disgust you, then look away.....do you somehow think my fat is going to jump off me and land on you? Hey, if it did, I'd be chasing you around the block!!! I'm just fed up with this, I really am.....I'm not bothering you, so leave me alone! There....that is out and I feel better now :)
I've been getting everything ready and things are starting to wind down here. I have Abby's bag packed and our stuff is almost ready to go as well. I took my parents to get groceries today, and they stocked up so they won't need to go while I'm away.....and if they do, it'll just be for milk at the smaller store. I got my Halloween cards out and birthday cards ready to mail for birthdays while we're away.....can't think of much more to do except clean up the apartment and do the last load of dirty towels. I want to spend tomorrow finishing that all up, so I can spend time on Saturday with my parents and Abby.
I'm so excited to see Mandy! She normally works 5 days on (13 hour days!) and 2 days off , but she took 4 vacation days while we are there so she'll have 6 full days off to spend with us, plus a couple of mornings before she goes in!! On our first day we get there, we'll head to the Magic Kingdom where she will be working to see her. They have Magic Hours that night, so the park is open until 11:00. Our good friends (our Vet) are going to be there then, so we are meeting up with them that night, too. One of our favorite things, the Food & Wine Festival, is going on in EPCOT right now, that's one of the reasons we always go down in October.....we LOVE it!! Especially Marv, he is a HUGE wine guy, and he loves to cook, so he really enjoys tasting things from other countries! Here is a link about it:
Food and Wine Festival - Epcot
They also have these great "Eat To The Beat" concerts during the fest that are usually older groups....like we saw Three Dog Night last year. I think While we are there, it's "Kool & The Gang", and "David Cassidy".
My favorite attraction at EPCOT however are my hot Canadian boys!! They are this great band that plays in the Canada pavilion a few times everyday and I sit and listen to them a bunch of times each trip....I even have all their CD's!! HAHA! You just can't beat a guy in a kilt :) Here is the link to my boys....with a lot of cute pictures: Off Kilter - Epcot
The sad news is it looks like I may not get to meet Robin this trip :( It's just a bad time with Halloween & Gabby's birthday....so she may not have that day free after all. But, if we can't, we are going to get together in March when we go back for my birthday....it will be a less hectic time. She is still going to try though.....so keep your fingers crossed for us.
Well, that's it for today.....I'll be back with one more post before I leave, promise!