Sunday, December 12, 2021

10 Things from This Week

It's been a busy week... 

  1. The biggest news this week was the huge tornado that took out large chunks of several cities in Kentucky and neighboring states.  I was watching this YouTuber as the tornadoes were happening but the damage wasn't really apparent until the next morning.  We were so thankful that our son and his family were safe and sound as they live right in the area where the worst of the tornadoes hit.
  2. I haven't had a Baskin Robbins coffee drink since November 30...I'm hoping to break this habit once and for all!
  3. This weekend wraps up the National Finals Rodeo.  There have been cowboys and trucks and horses just about everywhere all over the city for the past couple weeks--this is always a fun time in Vegas! 

  4. We went downtown today and saw the big Christmas tree (above), and watched a nice band playing on the Fremont center stage.  

  5. Also while we were downtown, hubby went to play poker and I went to a lecture at the Mob Museum on finding missing children.  These community safety forums are offered once a month at the Mob Museum and are one of the best hidden values in Vegas--attend the free lecture then you get free entry to the Museum (a savings of $30 per entry!). 

  6. This article about the '20 Unspoken Rules of Etiquette' was a nice reminder.
  7. I came upon this website which looks like fun--send and receive postcards from all over the world!
  8. The plan for this week is to make Christmas cookies, loads and loads of Christmas cookies, to give away to friends and family ahead of the holiday.
  9. Meanwhile our weather here is pretty perfect--it's getting a bit cold at night but it is still warm and sunny during the day.  My old bones really appreciate warm weather, especially during the winter.  No more snow for us!
  10. Finally, we have definitely noticed the rise in food prices.  While it hasn't really impacted our buying habits, costs are certainly going up and there are still random shortages on various food and other items.

I hope you and yours are all safe and well this holiday season!


  1. Always lots to see and do in Vegas hey? I wish I lived somewhere more to do.. guess thats why we travel!

    1. Before we moved here we definitely had to travel to do things, now, living in a tourist destination, everyone comes to visit us!