TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Balancing Acts

Happy Wednesday Everyone! It’s time for our weekly check in on what’s been happening down here in sunny Florida in the past week. We’ve been busy, and I’m finding that our lives down here really have become somewhat of a balancing act between work, family, and leisure time. Sometimes work and fun time coincide, but we do end up juggling things around to make it all work. Speaking of fun work, MegaCon 2015 was held in Orlando this past weekend, and we were given media passes to attend the event.


Attending comic conventions is something I’m new at. Yes, I’m a Disney girl, and they did have Disney related material and such there, but MegaCon is so much more than that. I was so surprised at all the people dressed as their favorite characters, some characters I had no idea who they were, but I digress. The comic community is enormous, and these events are a huge deal for fans. I’m going to do a separate write up about MegaCon, so I don’t want to give too much away, but it really was a fun and interesting event to cover. The Star Wars props and memorabilia were fantastic, it got me a bit more excited for Star Wars Weekends at the Studios! Two high points were getting up close for photos of Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead (his handler took me up there) and getting to talk to Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk. What an experience! Work days like that are tiring but so much fun to do!



We had various Main Streeters in town for Spring Break last week and I had gotten a lot of messages from people wanting to meet up in the parks. It was a busy week and I did my best to see who I could, but no worries, we’ll be announcing meet ups soon. Another reason we were so swamped was because I had my parents coming in to town and I had to get ready for that. They arrived on Saturday evening and we’ve been busy ever since. We are trying to balance being a good host to the parents and still getting all of our Main Street work done. So far so good! As most of you know, my mother has been sick and had surgery recently, so I wasn’t sure if they’d be able to come down here. Well, thank the good Lord above, she’s doing much better and they made it. We’ve been taking things pretty slow and laying low, but I did manage to get them to spend a few hours at Epcot on Sunday, then a few hours at Animal Kingdom yesterday. We’re taking it all in stride, but I’m glad they’re here!


Well that’s it for this week! We have a full schedule until we talk again next Wednesday, but you’ll be sure to be in the loop on all that’s going on. Until then, sending you lots of blessings, hugs and pixie dust! See ya real soon.. ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 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. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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One thought on “TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Balancing Acts

  • April 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

    So glad that your mother is doing better and that your parents were able to make the trip down to Florida. Enjoy the time you spend with them. Looking forward to your next installment of Adventures in Florida Living.

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