I feel like I've been behind on posting since I switched over to the new blogging software. I think I'm finally caught up. What that means, I don't exactly know.
I think all the features are working over here with the exception of the feeds. I'm going to try and re-establish the feeds that were present in the old blog so hopefully people who are using feed readers won't have to change anything. I'll let you know how it goes. I've never played with feeds before so I've got some learning to do.
On another note, anyone should be able to leave comments now whether you're logged in or not. You'll have to enter your e-mail address, but that won't be shown anywhere (that way there's a chance you're a human posting and not some bot). So if you're reading this, try it out and leave me a comment. I like comments, even though I don't get a lot of them.
Sunday we awoke to everything turning white. I had forgotten snow turning into a wintry mix was in the forecast for the day and groaned a little at the white stuff.
As luck would have it the wintry mix stayed mostly snow and we ended with quite a few inches of the white stuff. Later it turned to rain and the melting began. It could have been a lot worse.
Chris and I spent last weekend in Orlando. Chris was down there the week before supporting the Woman in Aviation Conference. Since he was already down there and it was a long weekend, I flew down to join him.
I flew down early Saturday morning. The rest of Saturday was spent bumming around between trips to the conference for Chris to set up and take down the equipment. Our hotel was across the stree from Downtown Disney, so we made the first of many trips over there. The lego store was really cool. For any lego fans out there, the Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon™ is coming out in October. How cool is that? We also found a new artist we like. The Frogman does bronze statues of frogs and other amphibians. I'm generally not a frog loving person, but there is something about his pieces that draws me in.
Sunday we spent at the Animal Kingdom. Last time Chris and I were in Disney it was 1996 and the animal park wasn't open yet. It's hard to believe that a.) I've known Chris that long and b.) it was that long ago that we were last down there. It was so cold on Sunday. I froze all day and was too busy looking for the perfect sweatshirt that I never got one to keep me warm. It was interesting to see the animals on the the Kilimanjaro Safari. Taking pictures in a moving vehicle isn't easy.
Sunday night we had dinner at Jiko. We'd highly recommend it to anyone going down to Orlando. It's in the Animal Kingdom lodge and requires reservations. After dinner we went back to Downtown Disney were I finally got a sweatshirt so I wouldn't freeze the next day.
Monday was spent at Epcot. We slept in. Had a leisurly lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. There is one near us, but we never go. Our meal left us wondering why.
By the time we got to Epcot, the lines for some of the rides were extremely long. The two rides Chris really wanted to go on (Test Track at Epcot and Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom), he didn't get to do 'cause the lines were so long and he didn't want to wait. We did do Mission Space. The have two versions now, Orange more intense training and Green less intense training (no spinning). When the guy asked which one we wanted to go on, I asked how intense the spinning was. He said 35mph. So I said we'd take the orange. Mission Space is the only ride I've been on where barf bags have been provided. Eeeks! Actually it was really cool. I might even do it again someday.
We stayed at the park until the end to see the light show. Have I mentioned I love fireworks? I'm glad we stayed until the end, but I'm also glad I had my sweatshirt -- it was cold!
Tuesday we left. Tuesday it was also warm enough to wear short sleeves -- the kind of weather I was expecting the entire time we were down in Flordia.
Special thanks to my mom and dad for coming down to stay with the boys while we got away for the weekend. We really appreciate it.
This was a LONG week. I worked. A lot. The good news is everything is about done so hours should be returning to normal.
I had dinner with friends on Thursday which was nice. But I've barely had dinner with Chris these last few weeks so I missed out on doing that that night too. Of course now that I may make it home in time for dinner next week, he's going out of town. I'm going to join him next weeekend, so I'm looking forward to that.
I really have nothing to write about that isn't work related right now. So on the last work related note. I FINALLY got my new laptop for work. Goodbye Dell. Hello MacBook Pro.
Well not exactly early, but before dark. First time in a few weeks that's happened. Still had some stuff to do when I got home, but it was nice to have dinner with my husband at a decent hour.
I'm finally getting around to posting some pics from Mark and Kim's wedding. Here are a few of my favorites. The rest can be found on Flickr.
Friday night we took over the lobby for some wine and lively conversation. My parents brought the wine and my mom managed to borrow glasses from the hotel bar. I had initially brough my laptop down to try and get some work done, but that didn't happen.