Tuesday, October 24, 2006

We are back from Topeka! It was very wet and cold, so I think everyone was pretty miserable. I had clothes everywhere in the hotel room, just so they would dry for the next day. Next time we travel we have to book a suite, one hotel room for us and 3 kids just don't work out anymore. Nice to discover that on a short trip I guess since I can plan it that way in the future.

My son's first game was at 8.50 am Saturday morning so they had to be at the field at 8.20. At 7 am he figured out that he forgot his cleats at home. So that day started really bad. Thank goodness for Walmart, never thought I would say that but there it was and they had a good selection of cleats despite it's the end of the season. We arrived about 10 minutes late which was awesome considering that we had 40 minutes to find the shoes in a city that we don't really know.

We ate ok though, found a real nice authentic Mexican restaurant Friday evening where we ate with some other players families and then we went to Old Chicago Saturday with the girls since the team had a movie and pizza party.

Due to the rain and that it took us so long time to dry everything in between games I just took the girls with me to Sunflower Seed for my stash shopping when Oscar played his second game. That kind of stunk but it was raining hard so I couldn't really have the girls watch the game with me and I knew that when the game was over we just had to get back to the hotel so the guys could jump into the shower to thaw. The Sunflower Seed closes at 3 pm so we really were running out of time too.

But the girls were just brilliant in the store, just went around and oohed and aahed over the models (there was a lot of them) especially the 3 year old. She fell in love with a LK model that wasn't framed yet and was lying out on table so she could really check it out. They had some kids books and little chairs where they could hang out too so I was able to look around and take my time.

I was a bit disappointed that she didn't have a lot of the new charts on my wish list but I did pick up some older goodies from the Workbasket and BOAF. The newest chart that I found was Autumn Leaves from PS, she didn't have the other new releases though. I'm very happy with what I found though and Anita seems like a real nice lady.

Didn't stitch much, it's so dark in hotel rooms. But last week I finished the October ornament for our STO SAL so now I should start kitting up November.

I had lots of mail waiting for me when I got home, some lovely fabrics that I bought from Carol, a whole bunch of perle cotton from a friend that cleaned out her stash and knows that I do a lot of hardanger in periods and a prize package from Sandy for the favorite designs contest at STO. Feeling pretty spoilt now!

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