I really don't know where I want to go with this blog for 2018. I think writing about every single trip to Disney World is getting repetitive and mundane. We are annual passholders, we live in Orlando, Disney is what we do. So I think I'll do monthly updates from now on. I don't think it matters really to anyone but me. I hardly doubt anyone even reads this. Unless we go somewhere special or different I'll go this route for now.
January has really went by fast. I remember living back in NC I despised two months out of the year and those were January and February. January always felt so LOOOONG. Since moving to Florida January seems to go by faster. I think it's the milder weather. I no longer suffer from the seasonal depression that I always had back home. The weather this month has been strange. At the beginning of the month we had a week of winter weather. We had lows in the 30s and highs in 40s. Locals say it was a much longer cold snap than usual. I am glad that it didn't last long. One night it even got down to 28. That was a little crazy for Florida. But now here it is the end of the month and we are back in our 60s and 70s and I am loving it.
I had my hair cut back in November and I loved it. I got it cut much shorter than usual. It added so much volume. So the first week of January I went back to the same place with the same person and this time she cut it different. It was way shorter and the shape wasn't the same. I was so unhappy but a month later it's looking a little better.
On the 9th we went out to eat at Carrabba's to use a gift card that I had gotten for Christmas. We had stopped eating at this restaurant when we lived in Greensboro because they had taken my favorite dish off the menu and it seemed to just go down hill quality wise. I am sad to say that it hasn't gotten any better. I got the pasta weesie and it was pretty good but Bryan's meal was awful. He got the chicken parmesan and lasagna. His chicken parmesan didn't have pasta and his lasagna was so dry. I felt bad for him. So never again. After dinner we went over to CityWalk to see Justice League. The movie was great and we had fun walking around Citywalk.
On the 16th we went to Magic Kingdom. We weren't able to get Fastpasses to Mine Train but we did ride Space Mountain, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We didn't stay for the fireworks show.
We went over to Disney Springs for dinner. We initially had planned to eat at Dluxe Burger but they were busy and it was too cold to eat outside. So we ate at Planet Hollywood instead. We pretty much got our usual. Bryan got LA lasagna and I got a burger. I was excited that I had gotten the Pandora passholder bead to add to my newest bracelet.
My niece Bailey announced that she is pregnant with her second child, our fourth great niece or nephew. She is due in September.
On the 23rd we just had a simple date night. We went out to eat at Bonefish Grill. The food was fabulous and they had a great deal called Hooked on Tuesdays. It's a great price for a 3 course meal. We got salads. Bryan got salmon and I got steak. We both added bang bang shrimp to our meal. Then for dessert we both got the brownie. We came home and watched movies...Moana and The Woman in Gold. Both were great.
Disney announced their 2019 Star Wars and Marvel Days at Sea. We decided to change our February 2019 cruise on the Wonder to January 2019 on the Magic to include a Marvel day. We are so excited. Not excited about having to drive to Miami but excited about the cruise.
Yesterday's date day was spent house hunting. Oh my goodness what a depressing experience. The houses here are just outrageously expensive. We went and looked at a townhouse in Lake Nona. It was nice and I didn't mind the smaller square footage. But it had barely any closet space and no option for a soaker tub in the master. That was a deal breaker. In the same neighborhood we looked at a beautiful single family home but it was basically $500,000 for 2500 square feet. So out of our price range. We drove around to other neighborhoods and was just even more disappointed. $350,000-400,000 gets you poor quality construction These houses in NC would be in the low to mid 100,000s. All in all it was an unsuccessful, disappointing day. I think our next step is to look outside of Orlando. I also need to contact a mortgage broker and see what programs and options are out there. If we have to stay in this apartment for another year I'll be disappointed but it also won't be the end of the world. It's actually nicer than half the houses that we looked at...sad but true.
Well that's all for January!
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