Good morning everyone!
I just felt like doing a live, unplanned post this morning. My catching up on blogging has been going really well since I mentioned in the July Wrap Up that I had nothing scheduled. I’m into the beginning of October now, so I’m well ahead. I had one week when I was able to schedule a post a day, which is great! Anyways, I just felt like saying hello live for a change.
So – hi, hello, how are you? Is anyone else in New England? Is anyone else sick of all this heat and humidity? If I’m not in an air conditioned room lately, I feel like I can’t breathe.
Lately, I haven’t been reading very much. I just finished Feed by Mira Grant, which I really liked. I didn’t go into it expecting a whole lot of zombie action – one perk of having things on my TBR for so long is that I often forget why they’re there. I may have helped that I thought the audiobook was really good, and that I’m interested in the blogging world. I liked Georgia a lot, and was super mad for a couple days about the ending! Has anyone else read Feed? What did you think?
In the audiobook world, I’ve moved on to The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. I was a huge Anne Rice fan in high school and read The Witching Hour back then. I remember it took me well over a year! It was one of those books that put me into a reading slump and I was hoping that now I am older, I’d have a little more patience for it. I do, I guess, but only a little. It definitely easier to listen to than to read, but Anne Rice is a lot like Stephen King in that she liked to tell the stories of everyone before getting to the point. I’ve been listening during work to pass the time and keep me sane (work has been very stressful lately). It makes me want to read her other books again to see if this is just a thing with the Mayfair Witches, or with everyone. Has anyone else read Anne Rice?
In hardcopy, I’m reading Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I really like what I’m reading – it’s incredibly interesting – but for some reason, I just can’t get myself to sit down and read. The audiobooks have been working better for me these last couple weeks. I blame the heat.
Bookishly, I guess that’s all of real importance that’s going on! I haven’t been writing – I’m still really focused on getting ahead on the blog because vacation is just around the corner and I don’t want to get behind again in autumn. I can’t wait until autumn, loves. Cannot. Wait.
The other thing just around the corner is our Disney vacation. I am beyond words excited for this. I can’t remember if I’ve written about this already, but the last time we went to Orlando was an impromptu trip in 2013 and the day before I got stuck late at work cleaning a piece of equipment that someone else had mucked up, and when I finally got out of there, I got in a car accident. It sort of put a damper on the whole vacation. I remember sitting in the lobby of the Hall of Presidents on the phone with the insurance company trying to explain to them I was out of state and couldn’t come meet with them. The accident wasn’t my fault, but it was my first, and it was… rough.
Not going to happen like that this time.
I love Disney, and this time I’ve got my dining reservations, my FastPass+, five different Minnie Ears, and a whole lot of “dear gods I need a vacation”. It’s going to be an awesome vacation.
I’m really excited. Like, countdown every day excited. 27, by the way.
Mattie’s been going through the menus of the restaurants we picked and watching YouTube reviews. He’s been on top of YouTube, actually! Going through all the Disney tip videos, getting all the input possible. I’ve been completely enraptured since Friday, when Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party started. I’ve never been, and it looks like fun. We even have costumes!
If any of you have been to Disney, especially in the last five years, I need your tips and advice! If you’ve been to either Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival – tips, hints, and advice please! I want to get there and have a childish, delicious, stress-free experience. Goodness knows I need it. 🙂
I’m linking up to the Sunday Post, hosted by the Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a great place to plug in with your weekly updates and check-ins.