Well, I’m back from holidays and apparently there was some question about whether or not I’d be writing anymore. Let me assure you, no matter where I am, or what’s going on in my life, I will always be writing. It’s not something I could ever stop doing, believe me. Writing is a part of me. I could give it up as easily as I could give up breathing. So rest assured, I will not stop writing.
My life has been at a crossroads lately, I won’t lie. I might tell you all about it some day – and it’s a fantastic story, believe me!! – but for now, just know that I’m not going to disappear. I will continue to write this blog as long as you continue to read it, and I will continue to write new stories as long as you want me to. Pssh, who am I kidding? Even if no one wanted to read my stories, I’d still be writing. It’s what I do.
I will tell you about my vacation. At least, I’ll tell you about some of it. 😉 I think a few months back I mentioned that I’d won a trip through a charity raffle. The trip was for four nights at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. So that’s where I was. 😀
I’d never been to Vegas before and it’s not a trip I would ever have planned, I don’t think. Seeing as how I won the trip though, I went. One of my close friends came with me, and even though she’s five months pregnant, we had a great time. I think it worked out perfectly that we were both less inclined to go everywhere and see everything for every hour of every day. We spent some time poolside, and took plenty of naps. 🙂 Maybe I’m just getting old, or maybe it was just that sort of vacation I was looking for, but it was fantastic moving at that slower pace.
The Bellagio is a fabulous hotel, with a jangling, eye-catching casino, naturally. The food was great and one of my favourite restaurants, right in the hotel, was a place called Yellowtail. It opened right into the casino and they served some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. We shopped, of course, and I found a few things I wanted, including the cutest little onesie for my baby niece.
Walking around at night was a lot of fun as well, seeing everything lit up and moving through the throngs of people on the sidewalks. We checked out the casinos, walked through the Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops, watched the volcano explode at the Mirage, and rode to the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel. The view from up there was really something, as you can probably imagine. Or maybe all of you have been and know what I’m talking about anyway. Let me tell you, I’m a little scared of heights but it was worth the rickety elevator ride and tight quarters at the top to get to see the sights from up there.
My favourite thing about the entire place were the fountains in front of the Bellagio. My friend teased me about being obsessed because I wanted to stop there every time we left in the evening or whenever we’d walk past the windows inside. I couldn’t even tell you what it was exactly about them that drew me in, but I think they’re amazing. I mean, the engineering and choreography that went into producing these shows is mind-boggling. And they’re simply beautiful. Here’s me watching the fountains on our first night there. Like I said, they’re unbelievable.
And now I’m back home, gearing up to go back to work tomorrow – ugh – and wondering what I can start working on next. I have another “Ice” story started and certain people in my life think I really need to get moving on that one. 😉 I want to and I will. I am beginning to feel like myself again and again, certain people in my life are to thank for that. As difficult as the coming year is going to be, I know it’ll work out in the end, because it’s meant to. I know it as well as I know I’m never going to stop writing. So there. Does that ease your minds a bit? 🙂 I hope all is well for all of you, my fun and friendly readers, and I hope the coming holiday season makes everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Take care and happy reading!