Friday Free-For-All! #Disney #Alkalinewater

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this has seemed like a long week. I am still super far behind on everything I missed from being away, but dealing with the fact that I won’t catch up, so just moving forward.

Thought I’d share a few photos from our Disney adventure to start this post. The girls loved Disney lots more than they did Universal last year.

They got to do so much, including a full princess makeover in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Boutique. I’ll start with that.

They got to meet four of the Disney princesses, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Aurora.

We had lunch in Cinderella’s castle on the first day and Belle’s castle on the second day. Then the third day, we spent at Animal Kingdom, where they got to pet a Rhino, go on a safari, see amazing birds, and have an Elephant encounter. I did not know that Animal Kingdom is classified as a zoo.

Pandora was absolutely amazing and I loved, loved, loved the tree of life!

And, of course, there were tons of rides. I’ll end the Disney recount with this. Go ahead and laugh. I do every time I look at it. Is that a look of sheer terror on my face? I think so. My daughter looks like she’s about to cry, and the little one looks horrified. Sydney is the only one enjoying herself. 🙂

It was a trip that made memories. One day I will be too old to go and enjoy these things with them, but for now, at 71, I can still hang in there with the best of them. Our step counters went crazy, with over 20,000 per day. 🙂 Not bad for an old lady.

Now on to a favorite subject – water.

Image by rony michaud from Pixabay

Are you familiar with Alkaline water? My oldest daughter had bariatric surgery several years ago, and she was told at that time she needed to drink only Alkaline water in her recovery. Being the curious one that I am, I had to look into it. Our bodies tend to be highly acidic, depending on our diets. And illnesses like cancers thrive in an acidic environment. So, drinking alkaline water helps lower acidity, creating overall better health. But purchasing alkaline water is a bit expensive. So, I found this life hack for making your own.

For healthy adults, a popular recipe is ⅛ tablespoon (or 1/3 teaspoon) of baking soda in 8 fluid ounces of purified water. Stir or shake the mixture thoroughly so that the baking soda becomes completely dissolved and you got your alkaline water ready for drinking. Or, for every gallon of water you wish to alkalize, mix it with ½ tablespoon of baking soda.

Cheap and effective!

I have had a fun month of reading some really good books and will be posting my reviews next week. On the writing front…well (she says, with head hanging sheepishly), there has been very little progress. I’m still very much in catch-up mode but hope to get some new word count this weekend.

That’s it from me for now. There will be no Friday post next week and no Monday post on March 6th, as I will be traveling (again). Friday, I will be at the Bandera, Texas Public Library to present a program, then will be going from there to Lubbock to spend a few days with my sister as she undergoes another surgery.

Take good care, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I’ll leave you with this thought from Steve Jobs:

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

30 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All! #Disney #Alkalinewater

    1. That is so true about the many uses of baking soda, Yvette. I love using it with vinegar to clean, especially in my kitchen and bathroom. I’m glad you enjoyed the tip about creating alkaline water. Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. I love that last photo, Jan. I couldn’t stop laughing at your description of everyone’s terror. Lol. Oh, isn’t Disney a blast? And you kept up without a misstep (pun intended). And thanks for the alkaline water recipe. I’m going to go toss some baking soda into my drinking water right now. 🙂

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    1. Yep. That is definitely the face of pure terror, Diana. But I had so much fun with the kiddos. And, yes, I patted myself on the back for being able to keep up with the pace for three days. Thank goodness for good support walking shoes! Glad you grabbed onto the alkaline water tip! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

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  2. I LOVE your happy disney pictures, Jan. I was a huge fan of the tree of life too. Good information on the water. Ours is very acidity. Have a great weekend xo

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    1. Baking soda is cheap and if it helps balance the PH, then it’s a no-brainer. I hope you’ll try it. It may make a difference in your health. Thanks for stopping by, Denise. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. It was a memorable experience!

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  3. The trip looks wonderful. I’m glad you had fun (and frights?) and made memories. The kids will treasure this trip forever.

    I do know the benefits of alkaline water, but I seldom buy it because it’s crazy expensive. I had no idea you could make it yourself! I’m so excited to try this. Thanks, Jan. And happy weekend.

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    1. Oh, yay! I was excited to learn how to make alkaline water, too, Staci. It will save a good bit of money. Baking soda is cheap. Of course, I add it to purified water. And yes, the memories made on this excursion are ones we’ll always cherish. I look forward to the day when you can take Eva to Disney. 🙂

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  4. I’m so happy you shared some photos from your trip, Jan. I loved seeing them! I’m happy you had a great time and created beautiful memories. Love your closing line…so true! Enjoy your weekend. xo


    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos, Jill. Of course, we have tons of photos but had to pick a few to share. I agree about the beautiful memories. I feel the bond I have with these two girls will last my lifetime. Glad you enjoyed the closing quote. Have a great weekend, and thank you for stopping by! Hugs!


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