It really feels like last week never happened. It was here and gone so fast I don't really remember it. All the driving and franticness has now passed and life is restored to (semi)normalcy. After we finally got home from Westminster in the storm, I found everyone where they should be. (do you think our house is a little cold? A blanket and 3 dogs weren't enough - he needed the hat too...)
I did manage to pick up the nasty bug that has been going around somewhere between New York and Maryland. I haven't been this sick in a while. Luckily my sister has a very comfortable couch as I spent all of Friday and most of Saturday on it. I missed a meetup with Colleen and some of the other Maryland knit buddies I've made - they went to a new yarn store, and it looks like they had lots of fun. I don't get to see them too often, so I was really disappointed I had to miss it, but I was feeling so horrible, and coughing so badly, there was no way I could go.
Saturday I managed to get medicated enough to go to my cousins birthday party at Pump It Up. This place is crazy - they have all kinds of inflatable slides, obstacle courses and places for the kids (and adults!) to jump around. All indoors!
The slides were pretty fast - I think they were coated with something to make them even faster than just the regular plastic they were made of.
I wish I had more knitting content. I was so sick that I didn't even knit most of the time I was down there. Looking at the needles moving made me really nauseous. Not good. No progress was made on Aldebaran - in my fog of sickness I even forgot to have my sister try it on! The second Broken Cable Rib sock is now through the gussett and on to the foot. I worked a bunch on it last night to try and catch up. I picked it up and it felt like I hadn't knit in ages! I'm still coughing like crazy but am determined to kick this thing. I hate being sick!!
We did get great news while we were down in Maryland though - we will be doing another vacation this summer on the Outer Banks!! Our family has done a vacation every year for the past 4 years or so on the Outer Banks, and last year in Delaware. It is a lot of fun, sun and sand! We didn't think we were going to do one this year as everyone is traveling a bunch, and didn't think we'd have time, but my aunt came through! She's rented a house for the end of July and I couldn't be more excited! I love the beach! Something to look forward to....warm weather.....