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If you saw my desk today, you'd cry

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I'm sparking this morning for a few minutes before I hit the desk. My husband and I are going to a conference for work next week, leaving Wednesday, returning Sunday, in (OMG...) Las Vegas. Now, I am sure that some of you are jumping up and down, but I have never been interested in going there, and, when the opportunity raised itself, grabbed it because I knew that my husband had always wanted to go there. For me, Las Vegas evokes cigarette smoke, loud noise, rich food, and gambling stress. I am really not interested in any of these attractions. Yes, I know that there are lots of amazing sights to see, people to watch, shows, glitter, and a person could hit a big jackpot. And, for those of you who live there, I would love to meet you, but I won't have time.

So, it's time to readjust my LV expectations. I will be able to crochet in the car. We will have an audiobook and music for the 8-hour drive. I bring healthy snacks when we go on a road trip. I'll play $5 on 35 and $5 on 17 at the roulette table (Mom and a co-worker). I'll learn something in the seminars, and will have my laptop so I can keep up with some of my work when I get bored. I'll have time to read. I don't have to eat all of the rich stuff, and maybe we'll find a reasonably-priced place to eat some good and healthy food (no, Melissa -- a co-worker -- I will not eat rich French food at the top of the Eiffel Tower).

Thanks to all for your great support on my NSVs blog yesterday. I looked at the NSVs as little things, but I guess that they are bigger than I thought. It was fun, however, to look for silver linings yesterday.

Back to work.

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KKKAREN 6/21/2013 9:15AM

    Sounds like a good plan. I always love to travel to a new place no matter where it is or for how long I go. Have a good time.

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IMREITE 6/21/2013 1:16AM

    I went to vegas last summer for my brothers wedding. i did not care for it, but i did enjoy people watching and being able to see the sites once.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/20/2013 6:07PM

    good luck! I do not gamble, but did enjoy the shows.

HUGs and smiles. Travel safely.

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BOOKAPHILE 6/20/2013 5:29PM

    Get through the desk work so you can enjoy the time away. You've got a good plan, so you should be fine. I'll wait to hear your good report...

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DALID414 6/20/2013 3:52PM

    I guess there are two kinds of people: those who like Vegas, and those who don't. I don't get all the hoopla over it either.

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ROBBIEY 6/20/2013 2:15PM

  Relax and enjoy the ride!!!
Have a Great time. emoticon

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3016DEBRA 6/20/2013 2:11PM

  Just have a good time...it's really a great place to just "people watch"!!! emoticon

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JANET552 6/20/2013 12:46PM

    I think it sounds like you are planning to have a good time so you will. Enjoy!!

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MISSB8604 6/20/2013 12:41PM

    Have a great time dear!!!!

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