--I'm probably the last person you'd expect to find in Las Vegas. I'm not much of a drinker, most nights you'll find me in bed by 10pm, and I'm the unluckiest gambler. However, my husband and I were there this week for a Builder's Conference, and we had the best time! I always enjoy walking around the hotels. The architecture, grandeur, and attention to detail is spectacular. Plus, while we did lots of looking, I didn't buy a single thing. This was a pleasant surprise to G, as apparently he was unaware of my shopping ban. Hmm... I think I forgot to tell him, just in case I changed my mind.
--One of my favorite blogs to read every day is Diane's On The Border. She grew up on a ranch in Southern Alberta, and her stories are witty, heartwarming, and full of adventure. Every time I click over I come away with a smile on my face.
--It's Hollywood award season! Actually, I could care less about the awards, but I love the fashion. I thought the Golden Globe gowns were disappointing, except for this Gucci dress worn by Amber Heard. Absolutely gorgeous! Although I felt it needed a belt. Which most likely wouldn't work at all, and is the reason no one is knocking down my door to be a stylist. I'll stick to my day job. But everyone better up their game for the Academy Awards.
--I came across this great article that gave me a new perspective on "positive mindsets". The author spent time in a small town in Northern Norway that experiences severe winter weather, and near darkness three months of the year. She expected the residents to have a high rate of seasonal depression, but found just the opposite. Their saying "there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing" and upbeat attitudes could be applied to any situation.
--So, the Seahawks lost last Sunday. Which wasn't very lovely. But as I've written before, this team is made up of a bunch of special people. Leading the way is quarterback Russell Wilson, who by all accounts is an amazing human being, both on and off the field. Every Tuesday he visits Seattle Children's Hospital and spends hours with the kids there, who are beyond excited to meet him. Every. single. Tuesday. You can follow him on Instagram and see the big smiles he shares.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. And if you live on the East Coast, stay safe and warm.