Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Well maybe it was actually in the Forum Shops or in the Forum Casino, I don't know. In the city of constant sensory overload, I found peace. Amidst the ringing of the slot machines and the flashing lights my mind was still. I was able to let go of everything and just be present.

As far as vacations go, it was brilliant.
  • I hit the spa for a facial and a massage (my birthday present to myself).
  • I had a manicure and a pedicure (another treat for myself).
  • I lounged by the pool.
  • I shopped and shopped and shopped but didn't buy anything even though I had money burning a hole in my pocket.
  • I won then lost money gambling.
  • I slipped some singles to a fine bunch of ladies at the Lucky Chen drag show.
  • I had a meal to die for at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill.
  • I walked until I thought my feet were going to fall off.
  • I spent time with family.
  • I watched two people pledge their lives and love to eachother. I wish them a lifetime filled with joy and happiness.
  • I missed my daughter but was glad to be with adults for 4 straight days.
  • I enjoyed carrying a small purse with just the essentials not a small piece of luggage filled with diapers, dinosaurs, crayons, coloring books, crushed pretzles and random crasins.
Like all good things the vacation had to end. Unfortunately so did the peace and the stillness. When the plane landed in Milwaukee it was almost as if a switch was flipped in my head and my thoughts were back to running 1 million miles an hour. But I am going to try and hold on to that feeling if I can.


Maggie, Dammit said...

Welcome home!

I've never been to Vegas... but hell, I'd go to Nebraska if it meant carrying a cute little purse without the kid essentials you mentioned.

Happy birthday!

Heather said...

Ahhh, Vegas. I so wanna go back there someday. It has been 11 years next week that we were there for a whirlwind trip before Chicken was born. Maybe next year for our anniversary or something.

Manager Mom said...

Oh... I LOVE Vegas. So jealous. The Forum shops are my favorite, and I love the Mesa Grill. Next time you go I have tons of good places for stuff...welcome back!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

SO jealous! I don't even like gambling - but I'd love to go to Vegas and have spa days... I agree that carrying a small purse would be a highlight.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time. The problem with shopping in Vegas is that you really don't want to be caught dead in those sequins and glitter back at home...

anymommy said...

Sounds heavenly. Glad you had such a good time and welcome back!