Monday, August 13, 2007

Life Goes On

There has been some great news in the IF blogging world.
Bugsy has had a baby boy!
On August 11, Lisa had a baby boy!
And Marie was supposed to be induced and we're waiting for details.

And I'm thrilled for all of you. What wonderful news. It's good to know that this whole rollercoaster can come to a stop and you can find the reward for the hardest quest of all. Congratulations to all of you!

There's little to report from here. Vegas was a blast and hubby and I are very glad that we went. We spent four days in the company of two good friends (from California); we slept little and enjoyed every moment. Let's see, we took in the following:
-- The Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur Hotel
-- for the ladies, a show at Chippendale's (oooh la la!)
-- a banquet for all the attendees at the conference (1700) which included both a live wedding between two folks who'd met in game and then an in-game wedding of their characters (a first for any gaming convention)
-- a live quest on site (our team of 10 came in 7th)
-- Quark's bar in the Hilton hotel where the two ladies shared a drink called a Warp Core Breach (oh dear God, this was amazing!)
-- a lovely meal at a seafood buffet; I loved the sushi!
-- a drive down to Laughlin near the Arizona border to meet friends and have brunch with them
-- a walk to a few hotels on the Strip to take pics; wow, it was so beautiful and so extravagant!
-- and of course, the whole gaming convention and meeting friends who I've played with online for about five or six years. It was amazing. Lots of fun. For those gamers among you, I bought a licence plate frame that says "I'd rather be on autofollow." I thought it was cute; it made hubby and me laugh.

When we got back, we celebrated our third anniversary. We didn't do much except go out for dinner on that date, but it was noted.

Summer is pushing forward and life goes on. I'm in the process of consulting with my sister to figure out when I'm going home in the fall to help out my mom after she has back surgery which is tentatively set for mid-September. And hubby and I are discussing what we'll do for Christmas this year, if anything.

The only other thing of note: hubby and I are back at the gym regularly and doing much better with our eating. We've both shed pounds. I haven't bothered to weigh but I'm estimating between 10 and 15 pounds so far. Lots more to go though. With some motivation and help/advice from MH in California, I know I can get there. I think I'll look at having my bloodwork done next month.

Oh yeah... and while I love stepping into the Manager's shoes, I gotta say, the pile of paperwork is overwhelming!


Nearlydawn said...

It was so good to hear from you!

Sounds like things are going pretty good for you guys! I'm glad you decided to make the trip to Las Vegas!

I would have loved that - I play Guild Wars, love it!

Happy Anniversary!

Pam said...

Glad to see you're back. :) V. has been to Vegas and loves it. He's dying to go back but this time it will be both of us. Alas, not sure when that might be.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I had been wondering how you were. We might be in the Capital for Labour Day weekend but it's unconfirmed for now. If we are, I'll let you know in case you guys are around and free. :)


Heather said...

Glad you had a great trip!!!

Happy Anniversary!

Debbie said...

I'm so happy to hear your trip went well.

Happy Anniversary!

Vee said...

So glad you had a great time in Vegas. I would love to go to Vegas !

Well done on the health kick.

Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great time away!

My cousin is staying with us for a while and he plays the game as well. He is playing as I type this. I told him that I knew about the convention in Vegas and he was floored I knew. He asked how I knew and I said I had a friend that played. Then he started asking me all kinds of questions to see who your character was and what server you were on and it all went over my head!!

Happy Anniversary!

Aurelia said...

Welcome back!

Angie said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!