Hostess Strawberry Cupcakes & 10 days to Walt Disney World! Which is more exciting?

The other day while shopping in Wal-Mart I was excited to find these:

Hostess Strawberry Cup Cakes

Now that I look at the photo I’m doubting my ability to spell cupcakes. I’ve always thought it was “cupcakes”, but that box clearly shows “cup cakes”. No matter how you spell it the taste of these sucks. Hostess products never taste that great to begin with, I think it’s more the nostalgia factor that causes me to purchase them more than anything else. I had high hopes that strawberry cupcakes would taste ok, but they don’t. They smell very strongly of fake strawberry, almost like some horrible perfume. And I failed to taste even the smallest similarity to the strawberry flavor that Hostess used and a real strawberry.

Much more exciting is the fact that in 10 days I will be in Walt Disney World in Florida! I went there last year shortly after I had lung surgery and had a lot of fun. This time I will stay for longer and I won’t be still recovering and I will have even more fun. I’m even heading to Universal for one day to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Here are some photos from last year’s trip:

I’ll share some pictures from this years trip when I get back!

Back from Disneyland!

So I was in Disneyland from October 7 to 12 and had an awesome time. I ate at the Carnation Cafe three times, the Rainforest Cafe, and even the Blue Bayou.

And I got a pretty sweet souvenir:

A Swiss Family Treehouse attraction poster with original leaf from the attraction all in a bamboo frame. The Swiss Family Robinson is one of my favorite movies, so of course the tree house would be one of my favorite Disneyland attractions, had they not replaced it with the lamer Tarzan Treehouse in 1999. Thankfully when they replaced it they kept some of the leaves so I can have a cool souvenir like this, and they left the Swiss Family Treehouse in Florida alone so I had a chance to see it back in May.

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Can’t wait for Florida!

Ok, so I’m still stuck at home. I have 8 more days on crutches, 20 days until my lung surgery, and most importantly only 68 days until I go to Walt Disney World in Florida!

Since I have the time, lately I have been baking my own bread. With my Costco American Express rebate I bought a bread machine:

Sunbeam Bread Machine

I got the bread machine around the middle of February and have already went through I large bag of flour making bread such as this:


It tastes so good, much better than store bought bread! I also have made Apple Walnut Bread with apple juice and apple sauce in the recipe, it was also amazing tasting.

This was my lunch today:

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake from Trade Joes. Only $1.99! It’s hard to tell in the photo but it’s pretty big, big enough that you wouldn’t believe that it’s only $1.99. It tastes so good!

Let’s see what else. I also got a new bonsai tree a couple of months ago. I had one before but it died while I was staying at my Dad’s house after the car wreck. So I found a new one at Safeway.


Hopefully this one will live a while…

And what I’m looking forward to the most… Disney World!
I will be spending 7 nights in sunny Orlando Florida. I have been to Disneyland 3 times in the past 18 months and have had so much fun there, Disney World is like 10 times larger so we should have about 100 times more fun. I can’t wait!