TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Getting Closer to Christmas

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? I know I sure can’t. We’ve been busy trying to wind down everything, get in as many activities as we can, because we’re running out of time! Let’s talk about it!

Between work stuff and Christmas preparations, things have been hectic. Disney has beautiful decorations all over property, and even though we live close by, we haven’t seen all of it. Usually we do the Monorail loop and go see the gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian, but not yet this year. Same with the Wilderness Lodge. Life gets in the way and there just isn’t time. Even when you live near Mickey Mouse, you still have to work and do “adulting” as they say! Speaking of work, we had our first open house for our Disney LuLaRoe business. Basically, we set up in home shopping for our customers to come and browse through. We set up snacks too! It was a lot of work to get ready for, but it was really fun to do. Normally we don’t have much company down here, so the party was a nice change of pace. Some of the ladies who came to the house were familiar faces, Main Streeters we’ve met at the meet ups and such. Some were new friends, and that’s also great! People had fun too, so I know we’ll do it again later this Winter or in the Spring. Just another thing to add to what we do, but it’s all good!

On Sunday, we pretty much had a lazy day after staying up late the night before because of the Open House. We did however have dinner reservations at Liberty Tree Tavern at the Magic Kingdom. Well, it was early dinner, because it was a party night and they close the restaurants early. Liberty Tree is one of our families favorite places to eat on Disney property. It’s comfort food, nothing fancy, but it’s so good. Not to mention the dessert, which the kids loved. After dinner we walked a little bit and took some photos before it was time to go. It was another opportunity to see the Magic Kingdom Christmas decor, which I absolutely love. I’m not planning on going back before Christmas, I don’t think we’ll have time, so I’m glad we got to go once more. It was COLD on Sunday night though. Yes, cold. We had jackets on, but some guests were walking around with hats and gloves on, it’s not something you usually see in Florida. The colder weather has been a nice change, but we’re expected to be back near 80 degrees next week. Seeing Christmas decorations in the cold was a nice touch!

So, what’s on tap for the next week? Plenty! Tomorrow is the media preview of the new Star Wars movie at Disney Springs. I’m giving up my spot though so Scott can take Andrew with him, he’s really excited about that. On Saturday, Disney invited us to go to Galactic Nights at Hollywood Studios. I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on that too, I’m sure it will be a fun experience. I wish I had the opportunity to squeeze in more Disney Christmas, but I’m running out of time, as it’s almost time to head North for Christmas. Michigan Christmas is way different, but it’s what we’re used to. They’re getting tons of snow up there, so I have to dig out my winter clothes, same for the kids. This season has gone by pretty fast, and it’s been a littler harder for us this year, and will be through New Years day I’m sure. When sad things happen, it gives you so much pause, you look at things very differently. Christmas isn’t easy for a lot of people, if you really think about it. It’s the happiest time of the year for some, and the saddest for others. Whether someone is dealing with a loss, missing loved ones, is having financial trouble getting presents for the kids, etc…. we just NEVER know what people are going through. So, what can we do about that? Maybe extend more kindness if you can. Do something a little extra for people without being prompted. Keep in mind that some people are struggling, and being mindful and caring is a good thing this time of year. Heck, being kind to others is a good thing no matter what the season is, right? I’d say so. On that note, I’m going to wrap things up for tonight. As always, thank you for keeping up with us every Wednesday, it’s so appreciated. Until next week, sending you love, blessings and pixie dust. See ya real soon! ~M

*For those who were asking if they can order my book for Christmas, you indeed can http://www.themainstreetmouse.com/book-moving-main-street-usa1/.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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