So much for trying to post more often…
As always, I’ve been pretty busy. I’m down to just one part-time job now, hostessing at a restaurant, but I just recently began applying to big-girl full-time jobs in my field. I’ve had a few interviews so far, and I’m waiting to hear back from them. That’s always the worst part. I feel like they went well, but not hearing anything back–even when they tell you that you won’t hear from them for x-amount of time–is still nerve wracking. Time will tell I guess.
The weather had been hot and humid here the last few weeks, and our pets were struggling with it. I thought it was just the weather that was bothering him, but my Thumper passed away last Tuesday night. I knew he had trouble breathing with the heat and humidity, but it must’ve just been his time too. He was about 7 or 8 years old, which is about the average age of a house rabbit. I like to think that I gave him a happy life and a happy home, but of course I was still heartbroken.
As upset as I was that he had died, I was relieved that I was there when it happened and had the chance to say goodbye to him. It was hard, but it would’ve been harder if he had died while I was away–three days later I left for Florida.
My friend was moving to Florida for a fresh start, so we left Massachusetts by car Friday morning. Luckily we were able to stay with my boyfriend’s sister and her husband in Virginia that night, after roughly 12 hours on the road. The next day we headed for Georgia, then landed in central Florida on Sunday. We moved her into her apartment Monday, then Tuesday and Wednesday we had some fun–we went to Disney.
Tuesday afternoon we went to Epcot. We met Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, and we rode the new Frozen ride at the Norway pavilion. We lucked out and didn’t have to wait very long for anything, an hour at the most.
Early Wednesday afternoon we headed to Magic Kingdom. Our day started off on a good note when the parking attendant waived the parking fee for us since we lived near where he was from. We explored Main Street and are lunch at Casey’s Corner. An old time piano player came out and started his set with Pomp and Circumstance because I was wearing my Class of 2015 Mickey ears.
We had fast passes for Buzz Light year’s Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain, so we headed over that way after lunch and that’s when it started pouring. Our rain ponchos saved us a little bit, but our sneakers were soaked through for the rest of the day.
We tried to wait out the rain by doing the Carousel of Progress (one of my favorites simply for the song; “There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day. There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow just a dream away.”), and by the time we got off that the rain had let up.
I saw two bunnies on the grass by Cinderella’s Castle, and a Thumper stuffed animal in one of the stores, both almost causing me to break down into tears.
I somehow held it together, and ended up buying myself a Thumper stuffed animal as a souvenir. It seemed fitting that I saw bunnies in Disney, seeing that he was named after a Disney bunny character.
We rode the flying Dumbos, the teacups, and the Winnie the Pooh ride before we grabbed a light dinner and waited for the Electrical Parade and the Wishes fireworks display. It’d been 6 years or so since I was there last, but it’s still such a magical place.
I hate leaving Disney.
The next day I headed home (on a plane, not a car). I was exhausted from so much traveling, but glad to be home.
Now I’m getting ready to head up to the beach with my boyfriend and his family. His parents have the place for the week, but the two of us will only be there for the weekend since he’s still in the academy. Only two more weeks to go though!
I’m still trying to figure out what dance class I want to take this year, as that’ll be starting up again soon. I’m waiting to see if I get a full time job first, since that’ll impact what classes I’ll be able to go to. I’m sure everything will fall into place though. At least that’s what I’m hoping. Until next time, have a magical day 😉