Oh No Stars, so sorry Nannie's habits have changed lately! It can't be pleasant at all, for ANYONE in that house! Agree, MD visit and med change needed! Yes, could be a UTI... Hope she sleeps for awhile, to give your poor dh (and you and Ozzie) some respite.
Tweety, good you got to sleep in! I am amazed, as well, that the phone was answered so late on a Sunday, to reschedule your car appointment!
Joe, do you have a particular hotel you like to stay in, when you go to Madison? How far is it from you? As I recall, you usually just stay the weekend or a weekend and one day?
Well, it was a marathon day yesterday! We got to sleep in, as the "kids" wanted to leave at noon for the parks. We ended up leaving closer to one pm. Got into the parks around 2:30 (there was a long line for the parking garage! Our first Disney line!!). We split up to enter the parks: we went to Disneyland, the kids went to CA Adventure, wanted to ride Guardians of the Galaxy (the old Tower of Terror) ride. They had not been to the parks for probably three years, and said they got a kick seeing the changes.
We met for a buffet in the Grand Californian Hotel at 7pm, then exited through the hotel's beautiful art-deco inspired lobby, dressed for Christmas. Had to stop to admire the huge Gingerbread House (a tradition there), and bought some gingerbread men to take home.
Then we slowly walked through Downtown Disney, stopping in a few stores to gawk. We then all went into Disneyland. It was close to 9:30, and we heard the announcement that the fireworks were cancelled for the night, due to winds above the park. We had no wind in the parks, however. So we parked ourselves in the main square and watched the light show on the castle, choreographed with a musical score, and ending with "snow" on Main Street. Always enjoyable, in my book.
We then ran over to Star Wars area (Batuu, is the name of the "city") and I got to go on the one-and-only ride! There was no line, as most folks had left, it being a Sunday night. I thanked my boss repeatedly, in my head, for giving me Monday off! The kids loved how the area had been imagined and presented, the feel of the area was realistic according to the idea they had in their heads of such a city. There are many visual effects (many cast members walk around in costume and assume a character who lives there, and interact with the crowds; saw a wookie and two storm troopers, and many shop keepers, and one man in a dark robe, hood over his head) and aural effects: blasts from space vehicles taking off, strange languages being spoken, announcements pertaining to maintaining control over the area. Supposedly this is a city with many underground resistance factions (we are met with "Rising Moon" greeting by some cast members, standing by their vendor booths).
Dh and DIL wanted to make a light saber, so at 11pm we found the place (don't ask for it by "where is the place to make a light saber??", Oh no! Say instead, "I am looking for scrap metal, would there be a place...???" ) We were thoroughly instructed where to find it and how to ask for it, by a costumed cast member, obviously a member of The Resistance!
They registered and were taken in to a small room with melting candles set into alcoves of the cave-like room, set up with a large C-shaped table behind which your host explains what you are to do. We were allowed to observe. Star wars music plays in the background, and the host weaves a tale of yoda-like powers attached to the assembling of "your particular weapon." Attendees choose five different elements that will make the hilt, and then the "blade" is attached (with a piped-in blessing from Yoda!) and the music swells as you are presented with your blade, to carry on the power of the Force!! ! It was all very dramatic, and ds and dil LOVED it!!
The parks closed at midnight, and we walked through nearly-deserted streets, back to Main Street and all the Christmas lights: garlands, the huge Christmas tree in the main square, and Cinderella's castle, all lit for the season. Took the tram back, and after we'd piled into the car, I figured the kids would sleep on the hour-long ride home. Oh no! They had to discuss their light sabers, various aspects of the Star Wars films, D and D (dungeons and dragons), etc. Remember, though, they are on Ohio time, and while we reached home at a little after 1 a.m., it was 4 a.m. their time!
I got to bed around 2 am, slept till 10. Was a very nice early Christmas!
Today is do laundry and do some grocery shopping and decompress/prepare for the work week.
Have a good day!