Are my ears on straight? Is my hair neat, smooth and clean? Is my pleated skirt just so? Are my bobbysocks straight and my patent leather shoes shiny and bright?
I hope so! Annette Funicello might have been the quintessential Mouseketeer, but I assure you, I was never been far behind.
Which leads me to the subject of this very short post. I am off for a week’s vacation in the Caribbean. Since the weather here has suddenly turned cold and windy, it will be a treat to sip coconut rum drinks with funny little umbrellas while gazing out at the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean. My last blast of summer, and what a blast it will be.
And how am I getting there?
The Disney Cruise Line ship, The Fantasy. Isn’t that the proper mode of transportation for any self-respecting ‘Mouseketeer Wanna-Be?’ Of course it is!
As Mickey, himself, might say, “Oh boy, Pluto! I can’t wait to step onto that ship!”
Actually, this is not our first time taking a Disney cruise. We took one to the Western Caribbean last October; we enjoyed it so much that this year we are sampling the Eastern Caribbean.
This means I will be without internet for the next week. OH NOOOOO!!! (Good thing I have those fancy coconut rum drinks with the funny little umbrellas to sustain me; otherwise, I would need a 12-step recovery program to deal with my inability to CONNECT with all of you.)
The past week has been pretty much a blur as I had to take care of things at work and at home so that I could go off on my Caribbean adventure. I don’t mind telling you that I’m exhausted already and I haven’t even stepped on the ship yet! Does it ever seem to you that you need a vacation to get over your vacation?
But I digress!
Because I’ve been so busy this week, I’ve gotten quite behind in reading all of my favorite bloggers. Please forgive me, folks! There are only so many hours in the day – and most of them have been spent cleaning the house so that the lovely people who stay with my dogs will have a reasonably nice environment for the week. The rest of the time has been spent ironing, packing, and generally going crazy with anticipation. Anyway, I hope to get caught up on my blog reading tomorrow while sitting in the airport.
But I couldn’t leave you guys without doing something nice for you! After all, that’s what Mickey would do!
So, I’ve asked my pal, Heather B. Costa (Trials of a Wanna-be-Published Writer) to guest blog for me while I’m drinking those funny little umbrella concoctions. Heather has agreed, and so next Wednesday you’ll want to check this blog out and see what she’s come up with. I’ve given her full rein to write whatever her heart desires.
Knowing Heather’s mischievous streak, I’m curious what she’ll come up with.
Whatever it is, I know it will be entertaining. She has a keen sense of humor.
Anyway, that’s it for now, folks! I hope you all have a wonderful week.
I’ll tell Mickey you said ‘hey.’ See you real soon, Mouseketeers!