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It's A Quest...

“Well I'll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation; it's a quest. It's a quest for fun."

~ Clark Griswald, National Lampoon’s Vacation


A (hopefully) humorous and insightful look into the mind of a Midwestern mom obsessed with Disney and planning a Quest for DisneyBliss© in 2016.


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  1. Slightly OT: An Excellent Lesson

    by , 05-20-2014 at 08:03 AM (It's A Quest...)
    I watched Frozen for the first time this past weekend. Yes, I know, I’m way behind on my current events. In all fairness, my parents took The Boy to see it in the theaters and it was not high on my personal priority list.

    When I let The Boy select his own preschool graduation present this past weekend, he chose the Frozen DVD. Of course, we had to watch it as soon as we got home from the store. I had seen mixed opinions/reviews of the movie here on MC and on other Disney fan sites, ...
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  2. Planning: The Dream Lives On…

    by , 05-07-2014 at 09:30 AM (It's A Quest...)
    I’m back! Without boring you with the gory details, let us just say that reality reared its ugly head and made life very challenging since October. Things are back to what would pass as normal in my life, so I have returned to continue my story of the Quest for DisneyBliss 2016©!

    With half of the accumulated vacation fund gone to foolish things like groceries and mortgage payments, we redoubled our efforts to save. No snack foods, eating out, or morning Starbucks for this family! A ...
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  3. Planning/Opinion: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    by , 10-16-2013 at 09:46 AM (It's A Quest...)
    I love Halloween. I love everything about it. I love the silly spookiness of the modern American Trick-Or-Treat traditions that have turned the holiday into mainly a kid-friendly evening. I love the darker, scarier roots of the holiday from the days of the early Christian church. I love the deeply symbolic meanings of the season revolving around its earliest incarnations as a festival celebrating life and death and rebirth.

    If you’re new to the blog, I also love the Haunted Mansion. ...
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  4. Digression: Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

    by , 09-30-2013 at 10:34 AM (It's A Quest...)
    In anything you do in life, there are stages much like the stages of life. We go from childhood to adolescence to maturity to seniority to death. Be it in jobs, friendships, or romantic relationships, the pattern is there. Even on chat boards.

    I joined MiceChat in April of this year, new to the site but not to the concept. I’d been on my share of chat boards in the past, but there is always the brief childhood phase where you feel your way around the new culture. I asked the foolish ...
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  5. Reflection: Paint and Pixels

    by , 09-24-2013 at 12:00 PM (It's A Quest...)
    The Boy has finally discovered Disney movies. He has loved Cars, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo for a few years now, but those don’t count. They are Pixar movies. (not that there’s anything wrong with that) About three months ago Cinderella was on the Disney Channel. To my surprise, he loved it. Then he saw Tangled and thought it was great! Most recently, and much to his father’s relief, Peter Pan is the movie of repetitive addiction. In the tub the other night I overheard him singing his slightly ...
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