First of all a belated Happy New Year to all of my readers (I'm only 2 weeks late).
So this year is looking like it's going to be busy. I have my sister visiting from England in May with her husband, and we are planning a 3 day trip to Vegas - we booked to stay in the new Vdara hotel, and turns out its the only non gaming hotel on the strip!! I think it must be because it is non smoking. The hotel links to Aria and Bellagio so we won't have far to go in order to gamble.
Then in October my sister in law Lisa is coming to visit with her daughter's Paige and Ebbie who will be 11 and 4, and we are planning a trip to Disneyland. I've been to Walt Disney World in Orlando a few times, but it will be my first time to Disneyland. It will also be the girl's first time to America, so they are super excited already - its going to be a long 9 month wait for them :( I'm looking at hotels at the moment and trying to decide if it's worth paying the extra to stay at a Disney hotel. I will keep you posted when I book. Our local radio station Koit is also giving away a family pack of 4 tickets to Disney each Friday, so I'm also attempting to win them.
I've booked tickets to go and see Mamma Mia at the Orpheum Theater next month with a friend, which I am really looking forward to. I've seen it twice in London and once in New York, and multiple times on DVD and at the cinema!!
So as per the title of my blog post 'I must be crazy'. I'm one of those people who makes a decision and then has to do it there and then, as if I think about it too long I will over analyze the whole thing and change my mind!! Anyway I've signed up for a 3 day 60 mile walk (OK stop the laughing!!) to raise money for breast cancer research, I've also convinced Dave to take part with me (OK, enough of the laughing!). Each year I hear them talk about the event on the radio and think how cool it would be to take part - well this is the year it happens! The walk takes place Sept 7 thru Sept 9 2012 in San Francisco (so will involve hill walking), so I have plenty of time to train, as you probably know I'm not in great physical shape, so it's a good motivation boost to help me lose weight, as walking 60 miles won't be an easy feat at my current weight. I was tracking calories on my phone using a free app called my fitness pal, but I'm not convinced the calories are 100% accurate on there, so I started looking into doing weight watchers online, as it turns out through our health insurance provider I get discounted membership, so I've signed up for 12 months - so I have no excuse. My next weigh in will be Wednesday so I plan on doing a weekly weigh in update and a donation update on my blog - so watch this space.
I want to say a special thank you to my Mum for my first donation of $15 and to Lisa for my second donation of $35. When you sign up for the walk you have to agree to raise a minimum of $2300, so I have a long way to go - hence starting early.
If anyone would like to donate, any amount however small would be greatly appreciated. If you don't want to pay online you can pay me by cash or check, or I can send you a form so you can pay directly by check. Whatever is easier let me know.
Here is the link to my fundraising page
Thank-you so much in advance xxx