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Dreamcatchers and Cloudfeathers – Memories of Las Vegas

July 23rd, 2008 | Category: Las Vegas Trip,Musings by Sharon

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I was thinking I went on my great trip to Las Vegas and I didn’t really tell you any of the cool things that happened while I was there.

As you know it was my 50th birthday. As a present my sister gave my brother and I a trip to the Grand Canyon in a helicopter. It was spectacular! I’m a little queasy about heights but I was ok really. It was called the Dreamcatcher tour. We even got to get out of the helicopter in the Grand Canyon and walk around a bit. They provided the wine and sandwiches. The energy was so amazing. I knew I would never be the same again. It had a profound effect on me.

My birthday was a full moon and a blue moon at that . (A blue moon is when you have two full moons in one month. The second full moon is considered a blue moon.) I guess the old saying about once in a blue moon was right on this day because I would never have thought I would have experienced such an event in my lifetime. I am very grateful that my sister and I hooked up in this lifetime. She is such a blessing.

The best thing that happened on this day of our visit was when we were going back to the hotel there was a beautiful cloud in the sky and it looked just like a feather. It was so clear and meant so much to us. Almost like a message that all is well. At the same time my brother saw an eagle flying.

At the end of the day we went into Las Vegas as the lights were going on and we got to see all the wonderful hotels and the magic of Las Vegas.

It seems like so long ago that we went. Hmmm. Maybe just maybe its time to plan another trip! Sedona is calling me.

Quote for you:

“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.” Bernard Berenson

Until we meet again, Sharon.

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David Loves Netti!

May 29th, 2008 | Category: Las Vegas Trip,Musings by Sharon

Hello Everyone. I apologize for my tardiness in not writing. Life sure gets ahold of you sometimes.

Well I’m back from Las Vegas! Oo la la it was a fun time. I can’t wait to go back. It’s like a giant adult theme park.

I have lots of fun stories to tell you about Vegas so stay posted for sure.

I know you are all thinking who is David and Netti and what is she talking about now?

David is my Brother. He went to Las Vegas with my sister Diane and I. My older brother couldn’t go but that’s ok we partied enough for all four of us.

Here’s my story. We get to Las Vegas really really late. Turns out the Country awards are on so its like four hours to get a cab to the hotel. We finally get on some sort of bus thing and get to the Flamingo Hotel somewhat late. We go down and gamble for a bit and then come up to go to sleep in the hotel room. Thinking its going to be an easy sleep as I’m exhausted I get into bed trying to remember that I’m sleeping with my sister and even though its a big bed not to roll over in the night and snuggle with her thinking she’s my hubs. Just start falling asleep when David starts snoring. Even though he was on the other side of the suite in his own bed it was so loud. Oh my goodness. I’m so glad Bobby doesn’t snore. I felt like I was Maggie in that Simpson’s episode when her and Bart slept over at the Aunts and you see a picture of them both with their eyes open wide and the Aunts’ snoring echoing all over the house. Actually it wasn’t that bad. I’m exaggerating. I just like getting things going. It was hard to fall asleep though.

On with the story. The next morning my sister who seems to have a solution in life for everything says to David “you are using the Netti Pot I brought”. Although she looks like she travels light she’s got a lot in there. Netti Pots, water piks. She comes prepared. This little Netti pot is the cutest little thing. It looks like a tea pot only you sure wouldn’t want to drink tea from it.

David says listen I’ve tried everything and my drops work just fine. Apparently he’s had this naselly thing forever. He said he was going to some “quack” doctor and they had him on 4 or 5 different puffers. He finally went to a normal doctor who sent him to a specialist. The specialist actually came out of his office and said is that you? You have the worst case of post nasal drip I’ve ever heard and took him off all the puffers. Now he happily goes along taking his drops and everything is fine. I guess he doesn’t have to listen to himself snore and that is before the Nettie Pot came along.

So my sister cleans up the Netti Pot and says it’s time (I had to do it too). Yes it was cleaned well between uses and you might want your own personal one just in case. It’s kind of a tricky thing. The water needs to be completely luke warm otherwise you get the worst ice cream brain freeze you ever had. You have to lean a certain way too otherwise it feels like its spreading into places you don’t want it to. I sat there doing it for like 15 minutes wondering if it wasn’t coming out where was it going until Diane told me you have to lean to the side. Doh? I don’t get out much.

Dr. Oz from Oprah is always going on about it if you need more information. I think some poor soul went on Oprah and actually did a demonstration. Hope she was paid well.

Ok back to my story. Focus Focus.

So David does this Netti Pot thing. That night he snores but not as much. The next night no snores at ALL. Can you believe it?

That’s where the story comes together. David can’t stop talking about his Netti Pot. Diane had an extra at home and gave it to him. I’ve received three emails since we got back about how much he loves it and he has told so many people about it and he loves Netti. On and On and On. When his email subject line was “I’m in Love” I was hoping he met someone until I realized he was talking about a blue Netti Pot!

So there you go. Make sure you go out and get your own little Netti Pot and fall in love with Netti too.

I’m hoping lots of people write about their own little funny experiences too!

I will leave you with this Quote:

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.” Author Unknown (In my family we are all a combination of both, sweet and nutty)

Until we Meet Again, Sharon