So I finally went to the beach yesterday….

So I finally went to the beach yesterday after I’m guessing like 2 years….I really really really needed the relaxing therapy only the beach can give… 

I bet right now you are thinking…I really need that right now!!! I’m jealous, I wish I was there…. 

As I sit on the beach an try to relax…I can’t, because as I’ve gotten older the more stuff I have to schlep to the beach… Sunscreen (which I absolutely hate because it feels so gross) and umbrella because no sun for me because Melanoma is a real thing kids! Chairs because I’m too damn old to sit in the sand…drinks…food…etc…etc..etc… ugh what a pain!!! 

So I’m sitting on the beach, in my chair, under my umbrella, covered in sunscreen (gross) I think about going in the water…because all I really wanted to do want float around…weeell the live feed that I checked before we drove out the the beach much have been like on a loop from another day when it was really calm…nope. If you are in the mood for wave jumping this was the day at the beach for you… Not a good day for floating…. 

I did find this cool shell with like a barnacle in it… 
Long story short… The older I get the more drawn to the pool I am. 


Hey check this guy or gal out! 

So I come home from the beach today, and what do I see in front of my gate?? A turtle, not really a big deal but it was neat.

Get out of the car to check him or her out 

I’m not sure what type of turtle it is, maybe it was someone’s pet turtle it didn’t seem scared to have a person that close to it… Little sucker was fast too!!! Hmm maybe I should have entered him I’m a turtle race! 

When was the last time???

You wrote a letter??? Actually sat down, and put pen to paper. Well I recently joined a penpal group loosely accociated with the running club I’m in (that is a whole other post). I joined because I thought you know what…it would be nice to get a letter every once in a while instead of just junk and bills…

The same day I joined I started thinking to myself, why did I join this penpal program??? I’m terrible at timely responses by snail mail…I mean ask my mom she is still waiting on a gift I got her for Mother’s Day like 4 years ago… Yeah I know I’m terrible about going to the post office and stamps and mailing and shipping… 

Well I had decided that I was going to get a jump on this penpaling (I don’t know if this is a real word, but it is now) as soon as I got matched up with my penpal I started writing! 

I love colorful letters, so that’s exactly what I did! I used different colored gel pens, drew little pictures with markers I was ahead of the game!!!

Then it happened! I got busy…then I got more letters!!! (Because there is a spreadsheet with everyone’s address so you can write whom ever you like) ahhhh so many letters!!! ( ok really only 4, but for someone like me it was a lot lol) 

Well I finally sat down, took a deep breath, and took the time to write responses to all of them. 

Now I bet you are asking, but did you mail them??? Why, yes…yes I did! They went out yesterday! 

I can’t wait to get responses, and get to know my penpals, and hopefully add more penpals in the future. 

Did you know… 

That Disney world is AMAZING as an adult with no kids!!! Amazing I tell you!!! Don’t believe me??? Try it…get a babysitter (if you have kids) if you don’t just go…

Where else can you wear crazy ears like a mouse on your head without judgement? 

Um yeah my ears are awesome! 

Plus YOU get to act like a kid again, without worry of judgement, because the great thing about Disney is that everyone is acting like a kid again! 

Now it can be tricky going to the parks in the summer time in Florida since well…rain…everyday you can set your watch by it, but it’s not all bad… at Animal Kingdom the safari stays open in the rain and the animals love it! 

Plus when it rains you take shelter and maybe you take in a show that you normally wouldn’t have seen and it’s really fun! (Which is likely since it is Disney) 

Oooh and remember that time I told you that you could be a kid again??? Well just remember that you are an adult “kid” do you know what I mean??? No? Ok let me explain… In pictures…

Ummm did someone say VODKA SLUSHIES!? Yes, please!!! (also pictured…fiancé) 

Oh and the most amazing food! 

Dole whip first thing in the morning! ✔️

Fried bread stuffed with bananas and covered in strawberries. ✔️ (Tonga Toast) and without the kiddos you don’t have to share yours! Because who wants to share amazing yummy food. 

Have you ever wanted to meet your favorite Disney characters??? It’s hard with kids to that because characters are supposed to engage with the kids….well as an adult enjoying Disney without the kids you get to let just say…have tea with Alice..

Tea with Alice in my birthday. 

Just chatting about impossible things.

Then it’s your turn to go into the gift stores and try in all the ears and hats! 

Muahahahaha!!! Sorry let’s get back on track… Finally you get to end the day with that moment when the light is just right over Space ship earth…when the day seems to slow down just for those few moments 

Then it’s off to the fireworks… I hope everyone gets a chance to experience at least one day at Disney kid free. 
*please note that yes I am always kid free, and that I’m sure there is a totally different type of magic that comes with that. I wanted to write this for anyone who thought maybe they couldn’t enjoy Disney because they didn’t have kids, for anyone who felt weird about going to Disney without kids, don’t feel weird or bad or anything else…there are A LOT of us out there*

Who would have thought that I…. 

Who would have thought that I would be working for a vegan ramen bar as a ramen chef? Definitely not me, or anyone that knows me since even the thought of anything vegan makes me want to bite into a nice rare steak… #sorrynotsorry,  I like meat.

Although my new job might be shocking it is actually really fun to learn a new way to cook, and a new skill… A new skill you might say…yes homemade noodles…making the perfect ramen noodle is a skill 

Step 1 & 2 in the noodle making process (after the dough is made and has set for 30 mins)

Exactly what the caption says…Makin’ Ramen

Finished product. The most perfect noodle nest ever. 

It’s a really peaceful process… I gets lost in the dough and the rotation of the mixer 

It’s very mesmerizing, and I get a lot of thinking done. It’s not a hard process just time consuming, but totally worth it in the end. 

Because ramen is yum!  (Pictured mushroom ramen) 

What’s the deal with wedding planning?

Ok so my fiancé and I have literally been together forever (ok about 9.5 years) but this June on the 16th (our 10 year anniversary!) we are FINALLY doing it… tying the knot…the old ball and chain…etc etc etc… but in this process of planning the smallest ( literally we were planning on at the most 10 people attending…it’s a Thursday, and it’s a “destination” wedding Disney World here we come!) most simplest of weddings…it has been chaos and stressful! There is no such thing as an easy wedding to plan and never let anyone tell you there is! 

Wedding planning is giving me this face right here^ #rootsfordays (don’t judge my roots I have an appointment before the wedding! Geez get off my back about it already 😜) 

I definitely can say that I haven’t had the same experience that most brides have. Unless I’ve had a delusion about how brides are treated when planning their weddings…. Expectation…excitement when you talk about your wedding (to anyone and everyone)… Desire to make the bride’s experience when contacting an establishment stress free and easy…a willingness to make the bride happy (even the biggest bridezilla *which I am not* I mean it’s their day and their money), but this isn’t want I have experienced… I have been yes’d to death, I’ve been blown, and brushed off…I’ve been told to calm down when all of a sudden I went from having a 20 party reservation with a Disney Resturant to no reservations and no one wanted to help ( I know I was very shocked to have that experience with Disney), they quickly found my reservations after the 4th time I called… ( I just wanted to confirm the reservations and to call the Resturant and have them tell you there is nothing for you is stressful), but it hasn’t been all terrible… There are some super fun things planned for pictures and I can’t wait to share them all

because can you have too many bubbles??? I think not! 

Our future is so bright we need shades! I mean seriously though how fun are these going to be in pictures?!

Even with all the stress I am super excited to finally get married to my best friend. Also I still want to be a wedding planner…maybe because I feel no bride should feel blown off for her wedding, but that’s for another post.