It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these.? Time to do a little recap of life!
Surf City 10
Last Sunday I was running the 10K with my friends at Surf City.
Y’all.? If you haven’t been to a race by the beach, put it on your list!
I loved the vibe, the people, and the course.?? The costumes were fabulous!
Oh- and you know- I loved the bling!? I think the surf board medal is my favorite one so far.
There’s a full race re-cap coming this week.? But for now I give this visit a huge thumbs up!
Disney Parks Moms Panel Search
I’m back in!
Last year I made it to the final round and was not selected.? #whompwhomp.? I was also a finalist in 2009 where I was also not selected.? Someday my acceptance email will come- until then, I’ll just keep sharing all I know about planning a Disney Parks vacation with all of you!
We submitted our Round 2 applications last weekend and let me tell you, between the race travel and the stress of a deadline, I was one bundle of nerves.
This week we wait and the panel search committee does the hard work of narrowing down applicants.? Rumors say 500ish are in Round 2 with a deep cut down to less than 100 for Round 3.
Yeesh.?? But to get this far truly is special and I do love the process and the people I meet along the way.
This week we played hookey from work and school and went to Disneyland!
It was the Halloween party and I just couldn’t pass up our new (relative) proximity to the parks for this special event.
I’ll post a full re-cap for you in case you want to plan for next year.
Was it worth it?
Where else could I convince my husband to wear the full Indy in public?? Only at a Disney Park could I pull this off!
Next year I’m planning on hitting the Walt Disney World version: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party because I MUST see the “Boo-to-You” parade.
Headless Horseman, y’all.? ‘Nuff said.
Pink Shirt Revenge
Some of you are friends of mine on Facebook.? I went off on a rant last month about finding a pink shirt for my son for Breast Cancer Awareness.
I don’t hate on BCAM (as those of us former American Cancer Society folk call it) but I was stressing about the need to find a pink shirt on short notice.? For a boy.
A boy who wanted just plain pink: not pink with sparkles or unicorns or rainbows.
My friends suggested washing something red with a white shirt- voila!? Pink!
The problem- I had NOTHING in red.? What’s up with that?? At least nothing that was new enough to run anymore.
Until… see those pants that I wore as my Marion costume?? Yup.
In my defense, this is the first major laundry snafu I’ve had since the Great Lipstick Stain of 1994.? I have a pretty good track record when it comes to not ruining clothes.? 20 years isn’t too bad, right?
Coming This Week
I have a 10 miler I need to run tomorrow to get on track for Avengers and more importantly Marathon training.?? Two weeks away and I have NOTHING costume wise.? Eeeep!? This is so unlike me- but I guess that’s something else I can work on this week!
I have a review for the Motorola MBP36S video baby monitor.? Have you met #OhLucy?? TRUST me… this video monitor is needed with that little girl, aka, escape artist.? You will not believe the things I’ve seen her do at night!
Tuesdays on the Run is all about running in cold weather.
This counts, right?? Ha!? I may have to make this one a tongue-in-cheek nod to the “cold” Arizona winters we experience here.? Or I might just post my race re-cap.? Either way, be sure to tune in on Tuesday for this one!
I’ll be starting my Atkins experiment soon!? I can’t wait to see how I feel on this new plan.
How was your week?? Any fun Trick-or-Treat stories you want to share??
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)