How’s everyone’s vacation going? I didn’t have easy access to wireless for my laptop over the last week, thus no new blog posts. But y’all had better things to do than read my ramblings anyway, so we’ll just wipe our hands of that last week and pick it up where we left off.
I know that I have had a lovely time with family over the past week, and the Hubby and I took this entire week between Christmas and New Year’s off from work, so we’ve got another four days of stay-cation in Minneapolis. We briefly considered doing a runaway last minute Thursday-Sunday deal down to someplace warm and sunny. You know, pack a swimsuit, some flippy-floppies, the passports, a few pairs of underwear and just go lay on a beach for the next couple of days. But after writing out the January rent check and tallying the Christmas spending…well…I may be able to squeeze in a trip to the indoor water park near the Mall of America
We’re going to run out and get some yummy gluten-free Original Pancake House for breakfast, and then today is Returns/Exchanges Day:
Technically, my duplicate Doubt has already been “returned”, which is why there is only one copy in the picture above, but there is a fun story associated with it. My Mom, who gave me the second copy, thought it looked interesting and had started reading the first chapter before she wrapped it up. When I opened it on Christmas day and gave her the half-amused, half-apologetic “Someone already gave me this” look, she eagerly took it back and said “Oh good! I want to read this anyway.” I think we ended up bartering a red sweater and some crazy expensive socks* for the book.
When we get back later today, I promise there will be a full accounting of all of the nerdy/geeky Christmas presents that I raked in this holiday – oh and there are some doozies! Also, I took over 300 pictures in the Museum of Science and Industry on Tuesday’s day trip to Chicago, so after I pare those down I’ll share that adventure.
*Who pays $17 for a pair of socks, Muh-ther? This “smartwool” better be able to do differential equations.