After that epic digression....
We needed a new modem. Pain in the butt, but I'm going to see if it can be used on our taxes - TCBIM works out of the house and needs the internet for work. It's worth a shot, I suppose.
After all that, I don't have much to talk about. I went to IKEA with my friend T (not the crazy T from the previous post). I bought stuff. One of these, in red, one of these, two of these, also in red, because they look handy. I got a stacking toy for The Bug, some hanging mesh basket things for Boo's toys and a few other doo dads. Nothing too exciting, but it seemed like a lot for $28.
I can only speak for myself, but I had a fantastic time. I think I may have talked too much, though. It's been so long since I've had hours uninterrupted with another adult that it was like someone opened a dam and whoosh! it all came pouring out. She said she wanted to do it again some time, so I guess I wasn't too awful. I have a longer post brewing about some of the trip.
I thought I'd leave you with a few pictures, some from The Bug's birthday party and some from another friend's garden.
Pussy willows in the pond they dug in their back yard. It's ridiculous how gorgeous their back garden is - it could be on a garden tour. It's stunning.