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Disney Housewife gets a makeover!

Pic: My boy and his dog.

Quick post today, y’all!

You may have noticed that not only has the title and layout of the blog has changed, but also the web address!

Why The Merry Mousewife?

“Mouse” is for two things: it’s in honor of Mickey Mouse (or as my son likes to say, “Mi-Mouse!), still sounds like “housewife” (since that’s my primary job that I love), and also reminds me of the Churchmice from Robin Hood.  Much of my growing up years were spent at church as both parishioner and as a musician, including many Holy Weeks where I would be at church every day, often more than once! My faith is still important in my life today, and a huge part of who I am, and I wanted to find a way to honor that as well.

So there you have it: Mickey, being a housewife, and my faith all came together to form this revamped blog.  I think the change will help me open up a new world of writing for myself, and I hope you enjoy!

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Roger & Anita visit Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

In honor of Halloween, I’d like to share some fantastic photos of the Smuggler (aka my husband) and myself at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

(I do apologize that these come two days after Halloween.  Due to the Smuggler’s work, we’ve been on the road for the past few days.)

Roger & Anita at Cinderella's Castle!
Roger & Anita at Cinderella’s Castle!

Full credit for the costume goes to the Smuggler.

He was quite a hit with the Villain ladies.
He was quite a hit with the Villain ladies.  It’s probably that lovely baritone voice.

We tried to think of something very Disney, but uncommon.  The Disney Cast Members were all very impressed, often calling out hello, or trying to remember Pongo and Perdita’s owners names (most of them got it right).

My puppy hid on this ride.  He was afraid of flying out of the seat.
My puppy hid on this ride. He was afraid of flying out of the seat.

We got applause from afar a few times, for “being original,” and “not Cruella or the puppies!”

The Queen of Hearts.
The Queen of Hearts wanted to take a puppy home.

“Roger” kept getting asked to sing.  Luckily, he had memorized most of his song, and has a rather nice voice.

Don't eat the apples with this many Villains about!
Don’t eat the apples with this many Villains about!

The Haunted Mansion is AWESOME at Halloween!  Extra ghost hosts abounded, fully creepified with makeup and spiderwebs.  One ghost jumped out at us, following me all the way to the Doom Buggy entrance.  I think she enjoyed her haunting.

Visible for one night only! Now you know who drives the hearse.
Visible for one night only!   Now you know who drives the hearse.

My favorite part about the Not-So-Scary Party was the Villains’ Dance Party at the Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square.  No lines here!  Just walk in, dance, and interact with the Villains as much as you want.  We did the YMCA with Governor Radcliffe, wobbled with Dr. Facilier, and Lady Tremaine and her daughters hung out the entire hour we were there.

Dr. Facilier saw us, instantly came over and said, “I know someone who will very much want to see you.  Keep your puppies close, she should be here in ten minutes or so.”

(Sidenote: The character attendant was super excited to see our costumes.  He said, “Please, wait just a little longer. I have to see you meet Cruella!”)

If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will!
If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will…
She was rather happy to see us...
She was rather happy to see us…
...or rather, our puppies.
…or rather, our puppies.
There was one attempt at puppy-napping.
There was one attempt at puppy-napping.
Luckily, she took a photo with us instead.
Luckily, she settled for a photo with us instead.

 

Before she left, Cruella took us aside and said, “Truly darlings, I do love your costumes.  I’ll be sure to tell Anita I saw you.”

She wanted a picture "with Anita," but of course she had to hog the spotlight.
She wanted a picture “with Anita,” but of course she had to hog the spotlight.

Yay!! We impressed even Cruella and the other villains and cast members!  Mission accomplished.

Now if only we could ditch these three grim grinning ghosts...
Now if only we could ditch these three grim grinning ghosts…