Time until Friday, October 28, 2011
Normally by this time I’ve got Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) made, special events planned out, park hours written and rewritten, “best” parks to visit and several drafts of how we’ll spend our trip. I’m so sad and disappointed to say that I’ve got none of that so far for our upcoming trip. Yes it happens to be the same trip I’m taking with my mom and step dad as well as my mother in law in October. The trip that I am wanting to go off with as few glitches as possible.
For anyone who knows me, they would know it’s not uncommon for me to have a list for everything and always have a plan in place which is why I’m so disappointed in myself right now. I kind of have a plan together in my head (and maybe a bit of confidence because we’ve been in the fall before and I know the crowds aren’t quite as heavy as other times of the year). I’ve looked at the hours a bit and done a little bit of research over at Touring Plans to look at the crowd projections and park suggestions. I’ve got a list in my head of places I’d like to eat at and fingers crossed that we’ll actually be able to get in to some of those places. (I’ve already lost any glimmer of hope to get in to California Grill or Cinderella’s Royal Table)
I’ve also got a list in my head of the many, many things that have to get done (and that I want to get done) before we leave and the list seems to grow each time I stop for a minute and think about the trip. I’ve got a few surprises that I want to pull off for our traveling companions and still need to get those together. I also need to try and book a couple of special excursions, activities and tours for the trip (again I’ve got crossed fingers here).
So why haven’t I started planning? What’s the hold up?
I wish I had a better, more interesting, exciting answer for you. Unfortunetly I got nothin’. I got wrapped up in end of the year activities at my son’s school being the PTO president for the past school year, planning for our breast cancer walk and just lots of other things. The simple answer would be to give up some of these things but for me it’s not that easy. I don’t do things just to keep me busy. I spend time on them because they’re important to me. It would be very challenging for me to look at the list of activities I’m involved in and pick which ones stay and which ones go. So for the time being, I’ll keep moving along. But, I will promise you this. My planning will start very soon!! For my own sanity I’ve got to start doing some research (this will be our first ever Food and Wine experience and first time we’ll be at Disney on Halloween) and getting plans in place. I’m going to start posting some progress here so y’all can offer feedback, suggestions, advice or tell me you’ll be there at the same time and wanna meet up!!