Thursday, June 28, 2007


Well, Star Wars Weekends is finally over and I think I'm getting back to a normal sleep pattern (just to get messed up again this weekend). I do have to say, as much fun as the event can be, I'm more exhausted from it this year than I have ever been. I'm sure that has something to do with managing it as opposed to working it, but I was still doing 5-6 hours more a day than I did this year too. Oh well, it's over and that's all that matters (well, that and we broke last years numbers for sales :D ).

I'm kind of sad to say that my Disney classes are over tomorrow. I think that I learned a lot, and hopefully I'll be able to apply it at work. I also have a nice little network of managers (and some new friends) across property in other lines of business, so that will be pretty cool. It's been a nice little "break" from work, even though I'm still working and getting paid. Although I do have to say, I spent my last class at Magic Kingdom playing around with one of the other managers. There was only one class this week that we could skip if we'd already taken it. Since we knew in advance, we brought a change of clothes to go to MK in :)

So I think I'm finally going to try out for another design team. I won't mention who and where just yet, (don't want ya'll taking my spot ;) LOL ) but cross your fingers and what not for me!

The house is getting a little closer to move-in-able! All of the new windows are in place and sometime after we move in we'll start replacing the rest of the windows. I think we are also saving the sanding/refinishing of the floor until later too. My parents finally came out to see it and they love it and are very excited for me. I can't wait until I move so I can finally get back into scrapping :(

Thursday, June 21, 2007

3 down, 1 to go!!!!!!!!!

OK, I'm so thrilled that this is the last weekend of Star Wars Weekends.... I never thought I'd say that, but I really am. Even better, I'm only working Friday and Saturday, and I'm off on Sunday. Kirk said I should go play in the park as a guest on Sunday, but I'm going to enjoy my day off of SWW. In fact, I'm finally dragging my parents to go see our new house..... this process is like a year and a half in the making and they still haven't gone the 30 miles to go see my house, not even the day we shut down 192 to move it. Renovations are going awesome!! We ripped out a bunch of drywall this weekend and the electrician is excited because he doesn't have to go digging in the wall. Our front porch is almost done too. It's going to have another slight delay and this is partially Home Depots fault. Apparently they no longer do off the shelf, do-it-yourself kitchen cabinets.... it's all going to be special order now. They didn't have (in 3 different stores) anywhere near the combination of cabinets we needed so we had to order them, and it's a 3 week delivery time frame. But the siding will be too (if we ever decide on what we're getting). We also have to sand down and refinish the hardwood floors, so that extra time will be nice to let the floor cure. For those of you who haven't seen, here are my house pictures- I try to update it every week or so. All the new pictures are going in the renovations album. :)

I'm kind of excited about next week, it should be a fairly relaxed week work-wise. I'm in classes Mon-Fri at Disney University (yes, it's real!) I will be really glad when July comes and I'm back to a normal schedule; one where my Cast Members realize that I'm their manager and not a fill in from another area.... (although, I may be eating my words later in the month, as we're missing two managers for the whole month...) Speaking of fill in managers, I have now done the whole circle at Fantasmic!/Tower of Terror/Rockin' Roller Coaster. Brand new trainee, vendor, stage director, trainer, core trainer, manager. Kind of exciting :) I should really be in bed since I have to be up in 5 hours to do another SWW day....

Monday, June 11, 2007

2 down, 2 to go

Well another SWW is over, and only 2 more to go. I'm sad to say, but I'm really not enjoying working it this year and that disappoints me. Way more than anything I want to go into on the Internet, but some people need to stay out of things they don't belong in. I'm actually glad that I'm not working the very last day of the event. I'm actually out of "work" the whole last week of the month... Off on Sunday, classes at Disney University Monday-Friday and then off again on Saturday. Should be fun. As for last week- I am still exhausted from it and I managed to not have to work on Thursday. I did pass my class/test from Wednesday, I am now a State Certified Food Safety Manager. Kind of scary when you think about the fact that I can't cook; I own a cook book called "How to Boil Water Life After Takeout". Kirk and I ended up meeting Pozzie and her daughter at Epcot not Magic Kingdom. We had a blast! I wish we had more time to spend with them. Pozzie will be back down this fall and we'll hang out more then!

All the tile in the house is gone and now so is the wall between our bedroom and the old closet, that was fun pounding drywall out. The back addition is almost done, in the sense that the old exterior wall is almost ready to be knocked out. We need to put in a door and window and I think it will be ready. It's moving along!

Monday, June 4, 2007

The First Weekend is over....

So the first Star Wars Weekends is over and I've survived so far. I'm in charge of all the collectible merchandise this year and it still surprises me after working it 4 years how fanatical people can get. I'm completely exhausted over the weekend and all Kirk and I did after work was grab dinner and go right to bed, but I'm STILL tired.... This week will be the same, I'm off today but have to do laundry and study. Tomorrow we're both off and working on the house, like ripping out all the tiles in the kitchen and tearing down part of a wall. Wednesday I'm pulling a double at work- I have a state food safety class and test that is from 9a-430p, and then I'm working from 630p-3a. Thursday I'm working 10a-7p and then hopefully sleeping as soon as I get off work. Friday goes back into SWW and being in at 5a. Saturday is SWW again, going to Magic Kingdom to meet Pozzie and her daughter, and then off to a family party/dinner/thing. Sunday is back to SWW and hopefully sleep! I have a feeling that I'll be wanting to vacation in July, even if it's really just a little four day weekend!