Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Well first thing's first... I'm cleared to go back to my regular work location!
My finger is almost back at 100% now, so the doctor cleared me for regular work again. Thank goodness! I've really missed being in my location with all of my fellow Cast Members... it has only been two weeks, but it has felt like forever!
For the past two weeks, I've been all over Epcot working in roles that would accommodate my finger injury. One day I was in the front of the park assisting PhotoPass Photographers, while another I was helping Guests in the American Adventure pavilion (where I was serenaded by an amazing group of singers all day... if you're ever in Epcot, definitely check out the Voices of Liberty!). On a different day, I found myself saying good-bye to Guests as they exited the Park behind World Showcase, and I was surprised to find that there are character meet and greets that pop up back there from time to time! It was so cool to see Ariel and Prince Eric (and Eric waved to me, so that was pretty exciting, of course). My last two shifts were spent in one of my little sisters' favorite places: Arendelle! I was hanging out at the Frozen meet and greet showing Guests where to exit, and my sisters were beyond thrilled to hear that I caught a glimpse of Elsa and Anna while I was there.
Still, with all of the fun that came from my modified work duty, it was pretty lonely. I missed being around my regular work family. I can't wait to just be around people I know again!
In other news, we had a visit from some New York friends yesterday! I wish it had been my best friend, but it was actually his sister and brother-in-law. At least it was some kind of connection to home. They were about an hour away visiting his family, so they made sure to stop by and visit us as well. Since my best friend's mom is my mom's best friend, I think my mom was happy to have them come over as well.
The kids were all excited to see them, but unfortunately Twin A wasn't feeling the best. The poor kid had a fever, but after some medicine she was alert enough to enjoy our company at least. Although, I think we all have to admit that the twins' favorite visitor wasn't a person... it was their dog! They enjoyed cuddling up with the little chihuahua and squealing about how cute she was.
By today, Twin B wasn't feeling the greatest either, but hopefully both girls will be on the mend soon. I feel like none of us get sick very often, but as soon as one person gets sick then it's all over. Especially with the girls... they have their own beds of course, but their beds are pushed up against each other because they never want to be apart. So more often than not, they wake up next to each other on the same bed. That means that any germs one has end up being passed on to the other, and there's nothing we can do to prevent that.
Overall though, I think that we've been having a fairly good week. I'm looking forward to next week though, especially going back to my regular work location!
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