This is Mirabilia’s new release, Mermaid of Atlantis! I have been hoping and hoping for a new Mira mermaid soon, so that I could have her included in my all mermaids Mira Round Robin. I’ll have to buy the chart and send a working copy to whoever has my RR by the time I get her and any needed supplies. This will mean that since there are 9 stitchers and 10 mermaids and 10 round robin sections (Atlantis will go in a blank spot I had set aside) – everyone who stitches on my round robin will get to choose between at least two mermaids. I felt a little bad before that someone was going to get “stuck” at the end with whatever no one else felt like stitching. At least this way the last stitcher can pick between 2 mermaids.
The only thing I don’t particularly care for is the fabric, and of course that won’t be a problem for my RR as the fabric is already picked out and it seems like this mermaid will work just fine on my fabric too.
On a completely unrelated note – ONLY 9 DAYS left until our Disney vacation! Our excitement has reached fever pitch here and I can only hope that I haven’t hyped this trip to the kids too much. Hopefully, they haven’t built it up in their minds to the point that anything less than perfection will be a disappointment. I’ve been trying to temper the excitement with reminders that we will have to wait in lines, and it probably will be hotter than what we are used to here in Wisconsin. I’ve also been stressing that we will have to do things (or not do things) based on how the WHOLE family is feeling, and sometimes that is going to mean slowing down for Katie to take a nap even though Alex is still wanting to keep going on the rides. I think we should be covered for all the contingencies – I’ve planned downtime into every day anyway, but even if we need extra time at the hotel and out of the parks at least Alex and I can go to the pool while DH and Katie nap or some other similar compromise.
As I’ve admitted earlier, I can be an obsessive planner about the “big” things and this vacation has been no exception to that. My biggest fear now is that I’ll have invested all this time, money, and tons of energy into it and it’ll be a big flop. I’ve had more than one nightmare about not being able to leave the house in time to catch our flight, not being allowed on the plane, and our reservation not being in the computer at the resort! BUT we have received calls from the airline confirming our reservations and a flight change for the return trip – and our vacation documents have arrived from Disney – so I KNOW our reservations are valid and in place.
Every day I remember 3 or 4 things to do before the trip or to pack and add to my list. I am holding myself back from starting to pack already as I know it is too early for that but my obsessive planning gene keeps urging me to start packing so that I’ll have more time to remember all the things I’m sure to forget.
Ah well, it will come, I know it will come. It might not be perfect – but in all likelihood we will have a reasonably good time and will build some nice family memories along the way. That is really all I can ask for.