Vacation was fantastic.
We went to Las Vegas, and had an excellent time. We got there really really really late Friday night the 6th - so it was like - 3 a.m our time and I had been up nearly 24 hours. I was cranky - hungry - my sugar was low and I was completely exhausted. We managed to get a little snack - some sleep and woke up in a much better frame of mind on Saturday.
We stayed at Harrahs. Harrahs is sort of in the middle of the strip - with Imperial Palace, Flamingo, Ceasars, Treasure Island and Mirage really close by. We spent Saturday getting the lay of the land - figuring out what was around us - where the restaurants, bars and rest rooms were - and just got settled in. Saturday afternoon hubby had to get registered for the conference so I was on my own. I just sort of shopped a little in the tacky tourist shops and played a little slots - we then had dinner and called it an early evening.
Sunday was Mothers Day. After a nice conversation with all my kids on the phone - and of course the obligatory call to my own mother, I went into the casino and settled in. After about - 10 minutes - I won $800.00 on a dollar slot machine. Happy Mothers Day to me! Then on Monday I won $500.00. Then on Wednesday - I won $1800.00 in a dollar machine! I spent total about 30 dollars to win over $3000.0!!! It was excellent.
Because of the win, we were able to have a really really really nice meal at a hoity toity steak house, we were able to get tickets to the Blue Man Group *(which BTW was FANTASTIC! If you ever get a chance to see them - DO)*, we were able to see the Titanic exhibition, the bodies exhibition - and I got a kick ass tattoo that is 10 times what I had ever hoped for.
My husband and I connected again. We were relaxed, we were together - there were very few times we even got cranky. I didn't think about work - or the drama that is my life - or anything. I just got lost in the lights and sounds and fun of Las Vegas. It was excellent.
Came back to work to a big mess. Of course.
Came back home to the family in big drama. Of course.
But I don't care. I have decided to concentrate on my own well being and stop worrying so much about others. Do I still care? Of course. Am I going to keep trying to save the world? Not so much.
Lets see how long this lasts.