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Friday 5: After ‘Im
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Mickey Mouse Chia Pet
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Stupid Sewing Tricks: Mickey Mouse Pillow

Friday 5: After ‘Im

Happy Friday!

This time last week I was at Walt Disney World. Look at this magic!

Marion and Indy at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


The fireworks started just as we came to the front of the line to have our picture taken. Gorgeous.

On the Peoplemover.


SIGH.

We left last Thursday and came home on Monday. It was amazeballs. We stayted at Port Orleans: French Quarter which is my new favorite resort that is not my beloved Polynesian.

Port Orleans: French Quarter. This is my very basic Mickey Mouse Disneybound outfit.


I have more photos to share but WM has to download them from Disney’s website. I only have watermarked versions.

Monday night we fell asleep early, Tuesday we collected Ollie and Murphy from the kennel Pet Hotel and Wednesday it was back to work. On Halloween. I’ve been living on junk food for over a week now.

Time for the Friday 5. This week’s theme is After ‘Im which I’m saying to myself with a strong Dick Van Dyke Cockney accent. I’m going out of order, because I feel the answer to question 5 has a lot to do with the rest of the answers.

5. What immature behavior have you displayed recently?

With the exception of our fancy Le Cellier dinner, when we’re at WDW we eat like unsupervised teenagers with adult salaries. You might think I’m kidding, but one of the queen beds in our hotel room was strictly reserved for bed snacking. For the last 3 days I’ve been drinking coffee and Diet Dr. Peppers and eating the rest of the Halloween candy. And that’s it. How long can a 46 year old live on Laffy Taffy and Junior Mints? I have GOT to start eating real food again.

3. In what way is your life lately imbalanced?

Half the time I feel like an overstretched Stretch Armstrong doll and the other half of the time I’m a tightly wound rubberband. I completely blame the crap eating. I need to cook some food but OMG MORE KITKATS!

4. What recent impulse purchases have you made?

Our Walt Disney World vacations are full of impulse purchases. Tonight we are drinking coffee out of matching Haunted Mansion mugs. I came home with 2 pair of headband ears. WM is wearing a pair of pajama pants with Grumpy all over them. (I call them the Grumpypants.)

1. What improbable feat did you pull off this week?
(inhaling lines of crushed Smarties)

While cracked out on high fructose corn syrup and red dye 40, I managed to deescalate a situation with a vendor, write some amazing emails, and narrow down what is making one of our reports go wonky.

2. What will you do immediately following your completion of this post?
I’m either going to slam some diet Dr. Pepper and play Diablo, or collapse from exhaustion.

Mickey Mouse Chia Pet

Two years ago, Coworker D bought me a Mickey Mouse Chia pet for Christmas. I tried twice to get it to grow and failed. And then work got REALLY busy (the Big!Work!Project! that I will never stop mentioning!) and I put it away for a while.

Now that things settled down, it was now or never.


Finally, we had success! Here are some chia pet tips that I learned the hard way.

> These suckers are THIRSTY. The pots are hollow and you keep them watered by keeping them filled up. Anything more than a 3 day weekend without water dries them out, especially before they sprout. That is what killed our first round of seeds.

> BTW, WM wants you to know that he is awesome. This has nothing to do with the post, but hey. Content is content.

> The instructions suggest to keep a plastic bag over top of the plant to keep the moisture in. Great! I used a gallon-size Ziploc bag with the sides slit a bit so I can easily lower it over the plant after watering.


> But don’t bag it more than 4 nights, because when the sprouts grow their baby leaves will cling to the plastic bag. And when you take the bag off the water the planter, you’ll tear off all of the plants. Think of a Brazilian Wax. That is what killed our second rounds of seeds.

> Some of the water will seep out of the bottom of the pot, so it’s advisable to put the pot in a bowl. NOT a paper plate. And drain the bowl once in a while or you’ll attract gnats/fruit flies. Sorry, coworkers.

I’m not sure how much more it can grow.

I don’t know what the lifespan is for a chia pet, but I think I’ll buy more chia seeds.

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