My husband and I decided pretty last minute to tackle an 11 hour drive (we made better time coming home) to Kansas City to see my brother and his wife…the tricky part of that being that we have that little two year old. The way out was filled with fog. I’m sure any of you traveling in the midwest on Wednesday experienced the fog. It was everywhere! We had a wrong turn that changed our route a bit. And then the true fun started…
We were literally 1 minute from my brother’s house when my daughter, complaining that her stomach hurt, threw up EVERYWHERE. It was awful. But we got to his house, cleaned up the girlie and all of the car and items, and chocked it up to a little car sickness. But no.
The next day at nap time she got quite sick again, this time all over the bed (ugh!) and then proceeded to be sick for the next 12 hours. Oh and my SIL found out that her boss had been killed in a car accident the night before. Did I mention that this was Thanksgiving Day? Thankfully the girlie was starting to feel better the next day and loads of laundry later we were able to get out of the house for a few hours of distraction. I of course wanted to find a fabric store!
My SIL and I broke free and found the cute little store dowtown, BonBon and also stopped at World Market nearby. I definitely indulged just slightly as a reward for getting through the stomach flu the day before with the girlie. I even bought my very first Liberty Fabrics!
And this adorably overpriced candle by Lotta Jansdotter!
All play was halted when my husband was the next to come down with the stomach flu. He was laid up the whole next day (our last day there) and I was attempting to keep a 2 year old entertained in the house the whole day. Let’s just say that I may have had a little pitty party for myself at that point. Nothing like a long car ride to get to stay in a house and play nurse the whole time. :p But he perked up enough to be able to watch the Notre Dame vs USC game that night. Possibly the highlight of the trip was watching ND beat USC and complete their undefeated season. Awesomeness.
We took off the next morning to return home and thankfully the drive was pretty uneventful and we made good time. I brought some yarn and a crochet hook with me at the very last minute, so I spent a good portion of the drive both ways trying to re-teach myself to crochet. I worked on a skinny scarf using a simple double crochet stitch and some lovely cashmere yarn. I’ve almost got it to a length I want…so I was a little productive.
Oh and we found out when we got home that my SIL now has the stomach flu. What great guests we were.
So. How was YOUR Thanksgiving? 😉