TMSM’s Adventures in Florida Living ~ Disney+Family=Happiness!

Happy Wednesday Everyone! It’s time for our weekly chat session, so lets get right to it!

Last week was a blur. We worked from home every day and really didn’t get much of a break. That’s how it goes sometimes, and I know that’s expected when you run your own business, but on occasion I wish I had office hours. Now, that doesn’t mean I miss working in an office, as I certainly do not. Not even a little bit. There are no “hours” for us and some days we’re still working and answering questions right up until bed time. It’s tiring, and I knew a break was needed, so we made plans to go to the Magic Kingdom on Saturday for some family time.

It’s still so hot here in Florida. Yes, it’s October, but we’re dying of heat and humidity still. The heat index was raging on Saturday, so we waited until mid afternoon to go to the park. Magic Kingdom was relatively crowded on Saturday, but not as bad as I’ve seen it. We had fastpasses for the Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but that was really it. It was hot but we were glad to be out of the house. We were able to get dinner reservations for Liberty Tree Tavern, so the kids were happy, that’s one of their favorite places to eat. Before dinner, we were trying to find a spot to watch the fireworks. The park hadn’t seemed too crowded during the day, but at fireworks time, it was a mad house. Yes, the hub and Main Street are usually packed before Happily Ever After gets ready to start, but it was crazy. After fighting through the crowds, we found a little spot to stand in to at least see part of the show. Sure, there was a tree in the way, but at that point I really didn’t care. I always get my heartstrings tugged during that show, I can’t help it. While we were standing there, I had one of my boys on each side of me, and I had a moment. As tired as I get, or as frustrated as things seem on some days, the bottom line is that I’m happy with my job and the life we have made here living by Disney. I remember when we lived in Michigan, the thought of being a Disney local was only a dream. Each winter while the snow was falling down, I’d pull out my computer and plan a Disney vacation, even though I knew that there was no guarantee that we’d get to go. Sometimes we have to stop, and remind ourselves of the blessings we have, and not focus on what we don’t have or what gets us all riled up at times. It’s important. After fireworks, we had a great dinner, and went home full, tired and happy. All in all, a great day.

Last night, we had a media dinner at the Polite Pig, on the newer side of Disney Springs. They were unveiling a new whiskey, but we got to eat dinner as well. I’m not a pork eater, so I’m glad Scott was with me to sample the food. It’s fun to be able to go to new places and hopefully try new things. I did eat the vegetable dishes, and it was all really good. I discovered that I’m not a fan of whiskey, it was a bit too strong, but at least I gave it a go. They also have these cookie dough desserts that are heavenly! If you like smoked style BBQ food, give the Polite Pig a try!

Tonight we’re going to the DVC Party with friends at Hollywood Studios, and have a few things scheduled for the next week. I have my first speaking engagement on Monday night, so our live show will be on Tuesday instead. So much to keep track of, but I’ll have a lot to tell you about next Wednesday evening! Thank you as always for following along with us, I truly appreciate you all. Until next week, sending you love, blessings 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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