It all started with a cold. David fell ill on May 1st, and took a week or two to recover fully, though he wasn’t down and out.
Unfortunately, this lead to me getting sick a few days later, and in typical fashion, I was much, much worse.
Thankfully, however, we succeeded in getting better just in time for a much looked forward to visit from some of our best friends!
After that amazing time together, we worked on getting back to the normal swing of things for a few days. And by normal I mean David was normal while I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off trying to get stories written and submitted before deadlines and figure out packing for my big Orlando trip which was approaching very fast. (I also had a story published on Splickety’s Lightning Blog, which you can read Here.) But before I left, another very special event took place…
My baby sister turned 18!!!
Yes, my baby sister is an adult now. Where did the time go….
Only 4 days after the birthday festivities, I was on my way to Florida.
After a safe and completely on time flight, I was able to hop on a shuttle, make it to the hotel, check in and drop off my stuff, and hop on another shuttle that took me to Hollywood Studios where I spent the rest of my day in an aura of intense happiness.
The next day was conference day, but before that all started I made a quick trip to Disney Springs to visit my favorite bakery…
Now, you might be thinking that all was fun and games while I was in Orlando. But that is not quite the case.
Upon wrapping up my day in Hollywood Studios, I sat waiting for the shuttle to pick me up. That shuttle never came. Thankfully, a very nice bus driver figured out what was going on for me and took me out of his way so that I could make it to another pick up site and get back to my hotel safely.
The following day my friend Mig and I made a long string of decisions that while not catastrophic, were not the right ones either. They basically resulted in us being ridiculously hangry and walking probably ten miles. Which was definitely ten miles more than necessary. Don’t lose your car in a huge parking lot, kids, it isn’t fun.
But, in the words of Tevye, “It’s all over, and everything is peaceful again.”
So the conference officially began!
We had a really good weekend at the conference, filled with meeting new people, laughing, and sore feet. But the good kind of sore, that makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something. (Honestly it helped that I went barefoot a lot. Carpeted vendor halls are the best!)
After the conference came to an end, and I took a last trip to Disney Springs with Dan and Miguel, it was time to leave the palm trees and humidity and return to my native dwelling place. All was going well, my first flight landed early…. and then I found that my flight home was delayed by two hours. And then three. I had a horrible attitude about it, but was still trying to pray that it would somehow be fixed (hard to do when you’re having a bad attitude). Then, a group of guys (Who admittedly had annoyed me earlier as I sat in my stew pot of emotions) were talking behind me about how they switched their flights over to another one that was leaving in an hour. I bolted down to customer service, and, thanks be to God, I was able to get on that flight, no charge. And it was a good thing I did – the other flight got bumped back even later twice after that.
But despite that snag in plans, I did get home safe, and only an hour after the original time.
The next day, David took me out for my day early birthday date! We ate at First Watch, which was AMAZING. So amazing, that we forgot about taking any pictures until we had eaten every bit of food on our plates. But just trust us that it was amazing.
After that, we got to finally go see The Hunger Games Exhibition!
On my actual birthday, my sister came to spend the day with me, and we made lots of delicious food. We also went on a quick shopping trip to Target and Half Price Books because, well, why not?
Yes, May was indeed Amayzing.
We hope yours was equally so!
Stay tuned next month for the exciting June post. Which will mostly be about the Summer Workshop, probably. But who knows what might happen in this crazy life of ours?
Adrienne and David