I’m certain everyone figured out that I was on vacation what with the zero blog posts and everything. I’m quite pleased with my time off – while I didn’t get anything done around the house I did get to spend quality time with L. and I. which really is more important that installing safety latches on all the cabinets.
We were in St. Louis for Christmas. Trip down and up are taking 6+ hours now thanks to Mr. I. I shouldn’t be so cruel – but I’m still getting adjusted to not being able to drive fast and not stop. However, he did do well in the car thanks to his entertaining mother. The highlight/lowlight/creepy light of the trip was visiting Eureka’s Jellystone park to see the Christmas lights. It was definitely festive, but I think it was downright creepy.
When we got back to Chicago we took Mr. I to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see the Wonderland Express. I don’t think L. or I could have imagined how much fun he had. Fascinated by the trains and the fake snow. It was great.
Re-reading Dan Simmons’ Ilium. I think I’m going to give Olympos a try even if Bjurk gave it negative reviews. We watched:
All really good.
One More Thing
Did I mention we have bipedal movement? Yes! It’s in short bursts, but Mr. I is walking. It’s quite hilarious.