Monday, February 15, 2010

Vegas Baby!

Good morning! Still catching up from a busy whirlwind week. Last week I had the pleasure of making a quick trip to Vegas with hubby. He was there for a convention and I was able to tag along. I was ready to leave the cold behind for a few days, when we left KC it was only 8 degrees! Vegas was only in the 40s and 50s but it's amazing what a little sunshine can do for you.
We stayed at the hotel Paris.

Such a pretty hotel with the replica of the Eiffel Tower. You can actually ride to the top of the tower and have dinner however we did not.

I was able to attend one of the convention functions, a special opening night where George Bush was the guest speaker. He talked for 1-1/2 hours, I was really excited to be able to hear him speak!

And what hotel lobby is complete without lots and lots of slot machines. This one caught my eye right away lol!

Lots of walking in Vegas, so many places to go and see in such a short time. So much eye candy!
Would you like some ice cream, can you believe this is ice cream?

We walked and walked, visited several of the hotels near by, they were all decked out for Chinese New Years and the displays were all so stunning. The next few pictures are from the Bellagio lobby and atrium, pictures just don't do justice to the beauty of it all.

Health and Prosperity.

Year of the Tiger.

Topiary Pandas at play.

Home again, home again, more snow and cold, as I said the brief reprieve was lovely. Full swing into preparing for my Valentines! I spent all day Saturday in the kitchen. Making cupcakes, cookies and goodies for my boys.

Did you have a nice Valentines Day? Mine was wonderful. Jerry and I drove down to Lawrence, to have lunch with our son Jon at KU. Lunch with my boys, it doesn't get better than that!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
X0 Barbie Jo and Cleo

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A little sick kitty :(

Oh my, Cleo and I have been very busy this past week, running back and forth to the vet. Cleo is 10 years old now, not that old for a kitty, but she has been showing signs of somethings not quite right. She has been drinking lots of water, I mean LOTS! Jerry would say to me, gee, I just filled her bowl! So I gave her a bigger bowl, and then a bigger bowl, pretty soon I could have just sat the kitchen sink on the floor. Now you know what goes in must come out, so next I was buying box after box of kitty litter. I googled "cat drinks and pees a lot" (aren't computers an amazing source for info) and every article I read seemed to point to feline diabetes. We made a vet appt and ran blood work which came back as expected.
Insulin was prescribed for her and back we went to learn how to give shots. YIKES.... I was really not looking forward to this part, I mean Cleo is not that laid back and I was afraid of not doing it right... UG! So Cleo and I have been working this out this past week, we are both getting a little more used to the routine, she needs a shot twice a day, 8am and 8pm. We will continue monitoring Cleo with her vet to stabilize her condition and hopefully enjoy many more kitty years.

Hubby brought me these flowers the other day, they sure were a bright spot in a stressful week.

Valentines Day is just around the corner. Yesterday I wrote out all my cards and boxed up goodies for all my little Grandsons. I love Valentines Day, the colors, glitter and sparkles, the chocolate :)

Browsing lots of reading material while at the vets. I love this one- Phyllis Hoffmans- Celebrate Winter. Such eye candy, the photography on every page is amazing, lots of wonderful recipes as well. If you love to entertain this ones for you!

And then there is the latest Hancock's catalog. I have been circling all the fabric I want like a kid at Christmas with a Sears catalog. I don't know how fabric can get any better, each new line is more amazing than the last!

Hope you all are keeping warm and cozy with all the snow storms that have been blowing across the country. I dare not whine about the measly 7 inches we got on Friday after talking to my east coast relatives.
Next on my agenda is a little packing. Getting ready to head out for a few days. Maybe I'll have a few pics when I get back.... a little hint.... Elvis can marry you here!
XO Barbie Jo and Cleo