Thursday, August 17, 2006

Back to the ole grindstone

It's official. The last "adults only" vacation is now merely a memory. We spent 7 glorious days in Mexico (about 35 km from Playa Del Carmen) eating, drinking and generally being merry while the stress of every day life slipped away.

I can't even begin to express how nice it was to get away and to not think about work or anything else. I got in some snorkelling (apparently I need a little more practice), sunbathing, reading (2 books and 2 crosswords done!) shopping and sightseeing. Could you ask for anything else on a vacation?

Ok, well, a drink would have been nice. But aside from that....

Saw some of the reef that lives just off the coast at the resort and swam with the fishies who call that area home. In fact, some of the coolest fish (yellow ones with black stripes) apparently mistook me for some coral or other wildlife and kept running into me. Can't wait to tell the baby that it was "kissed" by fish at 23 weeks.....

Of course, all good things must come to an end and on Sunday we made the long trek home. Luckily, I didn't have to fly back to Vegas immediately. Of course, the trade off is that I'm working 10-12 hours per day to catch up and complete the work that needs to be done before we start our training classes next week.

With any luck, this busy-ness will soon slow down and I can start worrying about a few other things, closer to home. Like "what sort of car seat should we buy?" And, "will we be reported to childrens services if we opt to let the kid sleep in a sock drawer for the first 6 months of it's life?"

Stay tuned. Spamalot tickets are in my hot little hands for next week and I can hardly wait. How anyone managed before Monty Python existed is beyond me.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What happens in usually work

Welcome to the sardine can.

I'm currently ensconced in a cube at the MGM Corporate offices, with 2 of my (now) closest, dearest colleagues. Luckily, we all like each other enough to manage to share without the loss of life or tempers.

The weather has been good this week (at least, better than home where it's hitting 45+ Celsius) so I can't complain much about that either.

Got to love this city. It's the only place where you can see the uber-rich (or at least, those who want to protray themselves as such) and the blue collar working class playing in the same gardens. There are shows, lights, food, booze, women, men and just about anything else you can possibly imagine - all within walking distance. What's not to love?

I got the opportunity to visit a suite in the Wynn hotel last night (don't go getting any crazy ideas I was only there as a spectator) and WOW is all I can say. Talk about beautiful. I had no idea the other half lived like that. Must remember to win the lottery in the next few weeks....

It's certainly been a while since I posted here last. I don't really have any good explanation except that I'm lazy. Period. Of course, it could have something to do with the fact that I'm five months pregnant now and have been obsessing about that for a few months.....

Life is certainly changing. Perhaps I'll remember to make a few notes about it while it's still fresh in my mind....

Stay tuned.