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.