The Reefer Sweater is only 2 rows (plus one LONG cast off) away from completion now. I got two rows finished last night and it felt like I was knitting forever! Those 400+ stitches get increased a couple of times to make the ruffle and I'm pretty sure I have 10,000 stitches on my needles (okay, closer to 500). Maybe tonight I'll finish it?
In other "what was I smoking" fashion, I took the kids to the Omaha Zoo yesterday. By myself. Probably not one of my best ideas. We went to the aquarium and that was it. We had to leave because there were a bunch of cool inflatable things to bounce in/climb on/slide down and the lines to get on those were really, really long. My kids really, really don't know how to wait in line without pitching a major fit and I didn't have Caleb's "WAIT" card with me (not that it does that much good at this time--I'm optimistic that it will someday). So, we left. I did get them some blow pops at the gas station so I'd have some quiet for the drive home. That worked pretty well.
On the way to the zoo they slept the whole way! That was awesome because I was planning on stopping at the outlet malls (I have some super sweet coupons). They slept in the car and I shopped. No need to worry! It was a sidewalk sale. I only had to go about 15 feet from the car so left it running and they slept the whole time. Sweet! I scored 2 skirts (light blue/pastel stripey and a black one with a lacy edging) from Van Heusen and a pair of black heels from Bass. I spent $33. TOTAL! Woohoo for me. The only bad news is that the kids did not want to go to bed last night. Too much napping can be a bad thing. They did go to bed eventually so it wasn't all bad.
I'm not sure this is a "what was I smoking" item...yet. I bought a swimsuit online. This could spell disaster. It was only $15 and I can return it if it is horrible. I'm just spending a lot of time in my suit lately and I'd like to have a backup since I'll be swimming twice a day next week.
I got to talk with Carl yesterday. He's in France and was REALLY tired! We only got to talk for a few minutes because I could tell he wanted to go to bed. It was 2pm our time and he said he only slept about an hour total on all his flights. It was 9pm there so he should have been able to get a full night of sleep before his meetings today.