Thursday, January 26, 2012

A few weekends ago, we went to Las Vegas. We saw three shows and ate at three really great restaurants. On Saturday morning we went to the Hoover Dam. It is huge and a marvel of engineering.

These are the turbines that spin while water rushes through them to make the electricity.

It's hard to get the whole thing in the picture it's so big.

I got a haircut before I went. I love it.

We stayed at the Bellagio, where they have the Chihuly ceiling. It's pretty spectacular.

Las Vegas was fun, but it's not somewhere I'm dying to go back to. They allow smoking in the casino, and to get to your room, you have to walk through it. So I ended up smelling like smoke the whole time. Ick! Plus the room was allegedly non-smoking, but it still stunk. I did enjoy the shopping, and the food. We gambled a little bit - won $50 on the Patriots and then promptly lost it in the slot machines. I'm just not a Las Vegas kind of girl. It's up too late and too glitzy for me. 

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year! This new year finds me once again cleaning up my bead room. It had fast become a repository of all things bead, with no organization. I took an hour today and organized it; got the junk off my table, sent some things to recycling and put away the clutter. I joined an online crochet project and I'm eager to get started, but am waiting for beads to arrive in the mail. I have smaller sized beads, but I'd like to make the project with the large size, so I'm waiting it out. I can catch up easily enough.

I also joined another project, this time a photography project on the woofboard. You post one picture per week on a certain theme. This week's theme is New Beginnings. I'm still trying to decide what to take a picture of. Maybe I'll take a picture of my newly-neatened bead room. That's a new beginning.