I don’t even know how to start this weeks blog as I sit here on the airplane on my way home from Florida. I have been here for a few days now and I am ready to get back home and into my routine. I never thought that I’d be such a big fan of routines but it turns out that I am. Maybe it’s my old age. I dunno. I tried to stick t0 it as much as possible. I got up on Monday and Tuesday and went to the gym. My dad was great and took me to Publix and we bought all the keto food I wanted and I made eggs and burgers and even hot dogs for everyone. I even had my new favorite evening snack, tomatoes and mozzarella in olive oil. So I was good.
NOT SO MUCH IN THE PARK! But it’s one day and I’ll snap right the hell back from that. The thing about eating crap in the park was that it wasn’t even good crap. I wish it was enjoyable. But it wasn’t. It was just what was available. I will do better in September when we come back to go to Universal. Good meals etc. Some amazon prime snacks to the room. Good stuff. Good intentions. Who knows.
So let me reel myself in cause I don’t know where to start so lets start and go down the days since earth last blog.
Friday night I worked and wasn’t feeling too hot. Saturday we had a wedding and it was nice. My tux pants were completely falling off even with suspenders so I have to go deal with that by next weeks wedding. New tux pants but whatever at least they aren’t tight. They are going in the right direction. Not a bad problem to have. I know I can go buy them off the rack now.
Sunday was Mothers day. I got up early and took Amber to breakfast and then got myself together for the trip to Orlando. It was pouring when I left but had zero issues. I got a free massage from the TSA people. That was pretty awesome. No happy ending though. Got on the plane. Seatbelt fit nice. Lots of extra room. No extension. Just perfect. Flying solo isn’t a big deal for me. My sister bought a house a month ago and wanted to surprise my mom and I. If I would have known I would have brought Amber with me. I didn’t want her sleeping on a couch or air mattress like me and here I had my own room. WOOOP! No issues traveling though.
Monday and Tuesday was a lot of family time. The girls went to school and I worked and spent time with my mom and dad. On Monday night we had to go to church for rehearsal and then Tuesday night was the confirmation. LONG mass in Spanish and English. But hey we got holy up in there.
Wednesday was a day in Disney with the family. My sister is a annual pass holder as well as cast member. The girls are Disney experts. They live 10 minutes from there and to them it’s like going to the mall. They will get tickets for something. Go on the three fast passes and go home and study. It’s still exciting for them and I love asking them silly questions cause they will always know the answers. It’s the greatest thing in the world to see through their eyes.
I have to give my sister a shout out cause she knows my dad can be difficult and my mom is having a little bit of a hard time walking and she already knew all the excuses that they would give so she had them all covered. That’s why she’s my favorite sister. Dad wasn’t gonna leave Luca home all day. (Luca is his pom pom) So my sister pre-paid and booked a day at the Disney doggie spa. See. She is smart. Dad could not fight it although he tried but the girls pushed him over the top.
We got to Hollywood Studios. Rosa was going to show me Toy Story land and then sooner or later I had something I needed to scratch off my bucket list. We got to the park early. Got in and hit Star Tours. I am not sure why my dad didn’t go on but I can take it or leave it myself. We met Micky and Minnie and then set off to Toy Story Land. As we were looking at the Slinky Dog roller coaster, my dad said he was going and my brother and law gave him his fast pass, my sister gave me hers and then my 73 year old dad went on his first roller coaster with his oldest son and grand daughters. There is a video and it’s glorious. He is laughing and smiling the whole time. This was something that I will never forget. It didn’t dawn on me but he later went on Space Mountain and screamed and cursed the whole time in italian. He loved it.
We had lunch. Then it was my turn. Without getting into the test seat to see if I fit, I got in line with the girls for the single rider line at the Rock and Roll Roller Coaster. My adrenaline was high and I wasn’t panicked. I had never been upside or gone that fast either. Line was a little long. Not many people go on that alone or without a partner but I took a final selfie with the girls and let everyone know I loved them in case I died. 🙂 I ended up with the Sweet Emotion car and sat next to a girl from England who I told I had a mini pizza for lunch and she just laughed and said to enjoy the ride. She was so excited for me when she saw my smile as we pulled up. I did it. UPSIDE DOWN bitches. Doesn’t mean I am racing to do it again…. But I did it once at least. And I went on Space Mountain too. Not a fan. No where near and smooth at the RNR coaster.
It was a great day and little by little I am settling into who I am and my body.
Woke up the next day and here I am. On a plane. On the way home. I miss everyone. Luna took a crap on the couch the day after I left. I always make jokes that she doesn’t like me cause she really is strong willed and does what she wants. Everything is on her terms. You call her and she won’t come but then 5 minutes later she’s licking your face and up your butt. But Little G is depressed. He’s my best buddy and usually always by my side. I am over NC right now G. I am coming home.
I hugged my mom and dad today and it’s hard for me to not wonder if it’s the last time that I get to do that. Saying goodbye at Brandon’s wedding was easy because I knew I would see them in a few months. Now there is nothing on the calendar and I don’t see myself making it to NC anytime soon. Did I hug him hard enough? Did I say I loved you? Am I a good son? Wow and the tears just stream down my face. Am I the only one wired this way?
I created memories and I hope to create many more with the people I love and those who love me. There is no time to let those who don’t in your life. #nohangerons
6 years ago or so we were going to Vegas. I was so excited. I was also at the heaviest that I was in the last 6 or 7 years. It was really a few months before I decided to get better. We had gotten to the airport. We were so excited. Then a girl from Southwest came over to tell me that if I didn’t buy another ticket, I couldn’t get on the plane.
There was no – hey can we speak to you for a minute over here. No, it was in front of all the soccer parents and some of my closer friends. I was devastated.
Today I was waiting to board the plane and there was a guy who was bigger then I was but that’s beside the point, Another passenger asked me if they had called zone one yet and I told him that they were about to pre-board wheel chairs. He then asked me where I was sitting cause I’d probably end up sitting next to the FAT guy in the front. I told him that I was that guy a few years ago and he just looked at me, and said well your skinny now so you are good. I put myself out there and the guy just didn’t get it. He sat in front of me…. bought two seats… and I heard he had a nice time in Disney. People suck.
So tomorrow I’ll get back at it. It’s not easy. So much easier to eat junk or whatever you want. But I am living my best life now and that makes it very very worth it.
I can’t wait till Nashville now.
Hope everyone had a great week.
Goodbyes are the thing that rip my heart out the most. This last time we were in disney was the worst. My health issues had me all up in my head. I had all those same feelings. Saying good bye to people you love is never easy for me. I laughed so hard at your description of your dad cursing in Space Mountain. Hahahahahhaa! What a great trip for you and your fam. I’m proud of you for standing up for the guy on the plane. It’s terrible that people just don’t get it. I love that you spoke up .