Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Bad news... I have ELEVEN bug bites on my legs! I'm going crazy! I'm about ready to hire someone to scratch my legs all day. I imagine that this is what chicken pox feels like.
Now for some more bad news... Someone from the company screwed up, and now we won't get TV, phone, or Internet until Saturday. We waited all day for someone to come, and then I checked my mom's email to find a number to call when no one showed up. Turns out the email said someone was coming next Monday. Long story short, I called and complained and now we got bumped up to Saturday. But still; that's another two and a half days without everything. I want to use my laptop for blogging again!
The three youngest kids were still sick today, though the twins seemed to be in better spirits than my brother was. The girls at least played a little and watched movies on my mom's tablet (they got cozy in some sleeping bags we found). My poor brother just kept sleeping and would wake up for medicine and to wish that his fever would go away. But my mom did make a good point about all of this sickness; at least the kids are getting this out of the way while we're staying in the house every day as we unpack and have people coming to the house for different things. This way, they'll be better by the time we're settled enough to go exploring and have fun before school starts next month.
I do feel kind of bad for all of the kids because they don't have much of a summer this year. School starts less than a month from now, and all the kids have done this summer so far is pack boxes and move furniture. Oh, and sit in a car for three days straight. Not much fun on any account. But I'm hoping that once everything is settled and we switch over our driver's licenses, we'll be able to get the Florida resident annual pass for Disney and get over there a few times before school starts. We're only 45 minutes away, which means we could go all of the time once we get the pass. Disney World is my favorite place to go, so I'm probably more excited than the kids are to get there!
I've been to Disney World four times in my life. The first was our escape after we said goodbye to our first foster kids. Then we went on vacation there twice. Of course, the most recent visit was the day we went to Magic Kingdom for my graduation present. It's funny though; each time we went to Disney, we were just with our forever family. Sure, our forever family had grown each time we went, but somehow we never came down here during a time when we had foster children living with us. I would really love to apply to work there now that I'm living so close by, but unfortunately you need Internet in order to apply for a job there. Another reason why I'm annoyed that our stuff still wasn't hooked up, in case I needed to keep track of why I'm angry.
I need to get to sleep now, so I'll cut my post short for tonight. I'll just end by saying that I have yet to find an ice cream place down here that's as good as the one we went to back in New York. I'm homesick for my friends and good ice cream!
I only have seven days to reach my goal of 150 likes on my Facebook author page by the time I'm celebrating a year of blogging on July 29th. I'm happy to announce that I've made it past the 110 mark, but I still need 39 people to hit that "like" button and I would be really grateful to everyone if you could like and share my page. It's as simple as clicking the two buttons at the top right of any blog page, so it only takes a few seconds of your time! As I've mentioned before, when I reach 150 likes, I will share information about the novel that I've been working on, so I'm really excited to hit that milestone!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.