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Sunday, September 7, 2008

I Need A Paper Bag

cuz I'm in hyperventilation mode!!!!

Okay, Chelli, calm down.

AUGH!!!! GASP!!! ARGH!!!

I'm all wigged out because I just purchased a non-refundable room in a hotel for Disneyland. For most people this is no big deal. For me, it's HUGE!!!

I'm a tightwad when it comes to certain things and I hate putting down a chunk of change for something I've never seen before. Especially money that I have no hope of receiving back if things change and we can't go on this trip.

It's been almost 31 years since I've been to So. CA and Disneyland (for the math challenged, that means I went in December 1977). I was in elementary school. Certainly things have changed since we were there.

Okay, breathe deeply!!

I reserved rooms in the Holiday Inn, which got great reviews in all the websites I checked out. The rates were actually very reasonable. It's just that NON-REFUNDABLE word that is flashing in my brain. It's lingering. I'm sure I'll have nightmares of a dollar sign ($) chasing me through the city streets screaming, "I'M NON-REFUNDABLE!!! I'M NON-REFUNDABLE!!! MUWAAAHAHAHA!!"

(I'm dramatic that way.)

I love going places and I'm very excited (really I am!!) to take the family to the Happiest Place on Earth. The kids are thrilled and Calvin is too. I should have made him make the reservations, but he's so busy and stressed with his job that I needed to bear this burden. I also have to find and purchase the Park Hopper Passes (obviously the cheapest way possible), so I'll be stressing out again soon.

Does anyone else freak out like this? Or am I the only travel-drama-queen?

I promise I'm excited to go!! It's going to be great fun!


Yvonne said...


I'm the same way--I worry whenever I do anything that's non-refundable. You just never know. (But, it's always been fine!!!)

thorkgal said...

Hello!!! Why do you think I never open a bill, balance the books, or even talk about money at my house. I'm not a big spender, I'm not high maintenance therefore I know I'm not the problem when it comes to money. I stay away from that info like the plague.
When are you going? Potato harvest, Christmas? Oh, has it changed down there. Even in the last couple years. Be ready for white knuckling it in the city.