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First July #WriteMotivation Update — FINALLY!

It’s been a very busy first week of the month, starting with the end of last month. I had a little mini-vacation and I took my family down to Disney for a little weekend excursion. And this happened:

Cheyenne and I

We got to meet up with Cheyenne and TheScottsman while they were in Disney on their vacation. Let me tell you, we feel in love with them! They are a great couple, really wonderful to talk to, and 3 hours was NOT LONG ENOUGH!!

Unfortunately, TheBoy kept us up the whole night. He must have eaten something bad and had to expunge it from his system. Of course, housekeeping was not available and he just missed getting to the toilet. But he swore after that he felt better. You know how concerned parents are. We stayed up most of the night, and then had to get up early for the park. Animals don’t like the heat. And, since it’s been raining most of the afternoon for the past month here, we needed to get some of our money’s worth out of the park, right? πŸ™‚

TheHubs and I enjoying Disney

If you are friends with me on Facebook (my personal page), you’d have seen the progression of our trek and the rain coming in. Β Despite the lack of sleep and TheHub’s constant pain, we managed a couple of days. We live for the moment, because, really, when you live in fear that your next super migraine will be your last, you live in prison. So TheHubs has resolved himself to “just deal” and live each day like it’s his last. (This is something new, and scary, and something I have to come to terms with as well. Easier said than done.)

The rain started on and off around lunchtime. And we managed a few more places before the deluge. TheBoy got so very disappointed because he was looking forward to riding his first roller coaster. He thought Disney’s Animal Kingdom only had one, Mt. Everest. And by the time we got there, the deluge had started. They had closed the ride a few times. The FastPass had wait times of 3 hours, which was quite convenient as the park closed in exactly 3 hours. So, we had to disappoint TheBoy. We hated it. But what could we do?

TheBoy’s first roller coaster ride Of course, my phone dies right after this picture.

We were on our last wave of energy by this point too. If we stopped, we would surely fall asleep, right there, where we sat, in the park. Well, TheBoy could have gone on much longer than we could have, I’m sure. As we made our way through to the exit, we went through the DinoLand part. They also had a roller coaster. By its description on the brochure, though, I thought it was something that went around and around in circles. You know, like the spinning tea cups, or the spinning wall where the floor drops out from under you but you’re plastered to the side from the centrifugal force? I don’t handle those too well ever since I became a teen. I don’t know why, but I guess puberty took its toll and made me motion sick to those things.

TheBoy’s first roller coaster ride… See the excitement?

But, as we walked by, it didn’t look so bad. Yeah, there were a few spinny round, but not continuous. And the wait was only 10 minutes. So, YAY! TheBoy had his first roller coaster ride. Unfortunately, TheHubs can no longer ride roller coasters due to his neck injury. I could only imagine the pain it would cause! ERG!! I still love roller coasters, and TheBoy had a BLAST! His adrenaline got pumped and he LOVED it! Laughed at me the whole time because I always laugh when I go on those things.

After this, we made our way back to the hotel. TheHubs crashed by 4:30. TheBoy crashed by 6:30. And I wasn’t so far behind. πŸ™‚

I did take a day off work, Monday. But settling back into my normal schedule hasn’t happened yet. This week has been full up on the days off department. Yesterday was Independence Day and I had the day off as well. We BBQed and *tried* to fire off some fireworks. But, alas, the daily rainstorms continued. The air was so thick the smoke didn’t go anywhere. At least it wasn’t dry, though, or we probably would have had a burn ban. There is no middle ground in Florida, it seems. It’s always one extreme or the other.

But at least we got to pop off some, even in the rain! πŸ™‚
See my Instagram feed, seeing as I don’t know how to insert the video I took…


Here’s my July goals. I hope to be able to accomplish!

1) Be Positive, Try to find the positive in every situation, no matter how small. This has got to be ALWAYS!!

2) Cheer others on with #writemotivation cookie flinging and positive thoughts! Another ALWAYS!

3) Continue writing SOMETHING, EVERYDAY! Even if I can’t work on my novel, I’ll try my hand at short stories. Whatever it is, it has to be writing! DEFINITELY ALWAYS!

4) find something to blog about other than these Update posts. I did a few. Not nearly as much as I’d like. But, I’m currently working on a blog post that may be a bit controversial in nature. But oh well. If you love me, you’ll accept my views and love me anyway, right? That’s what friends do.

5) read another book.

6) Continue submitting my short story, “O.N.” I’ve got 3 rejections, let’s see how many I can get before someone accepts me. πŸ™‚


PS: What do you think of the new design? Not sure I’m liking it yet. hehe



  1. Ping from Heather jacobs:

    Oh how awesome! Looks like you had a fantastic time! Too bad about the rain.

    You have some great goals this month too. πŸ™‚

  2. Ping from K.T. Hanna (@KTHanna):

    I actually kinda like the layout.
    Also – I am so jealous of your little adventure! One day I’ll go and you’ll have to come meet me too!
    Much love to you sweetie, I’ll be around chat more starting now. Been very, very hectic here <3
    YAY for your goals *hugs*

  3. Ping from A Moms Point Of View (@AMomBlogs):

    You should read my post about my roller coaster ride at Hershey Park this summer.


  4. Ping from Rebekah Loper:

    Glad you guys enjoyed the roller coaster… I will be passing on them :P.

    I think the new blog design looks great, though the two sidebar columns overlap a bit. Maybe you could combine everything into one sidebar?

    And I know you’re going to do fantastic on your goals this month! πŸ™‚

  5. Ping from Cheyenne:

    Awww!!! So fun! (and, real nice, Cheyenne… have gum in your mouth whilst taking photos on the FIRST TIME EVER MEETING JAMIE…*sigh*). We loved meeting you guys and we’ll have to do it again – just sorry that the weather crapped out the next day, and that TheBoy got sick and Anthony wasn’t well either πŸ™ It was so lovely to meet you all, and I’m grateful you made the trek despite all the difficulties! (I’m fully blaming those cupcakes…)

    Best of luck with your July goals! And I love the new website layout πŸ™‚ Lookin’ good!!

  6. Ping from Rebecca Fisk:

    Jealous of twitterers hanging outttt without meeee! πŸ˜€ But I’m glad you all had a great time, and that TheBoy got to ride a rollercoaster!

  7. Ping from Angela Brown:

    I’m just glad that despite a few not-so-perfect things, it sounds like you had pretty good family time together. Awesome πŸ™‚

  8. Ping from Leigh Caroline:

    Looks like fun, despite rain!! And oooh, you/theBoy love roller coasters too? EXCELLENT! *grins* *is a roller coaster fiend*

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Hmmmmm seems some plotting may be going on in that head! Maybe we can hook up for some roller coaster fun! πŸ˜€

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