It's still a little weird to me that I live in our nation's Capitol (well, in the suburbs of our nation's Capitol). I turned on the fireworks on tv last night and thought - I could totally be sitting right next to those people. Except that it was past Lorelei's bed time and the fireworks would probably freak her out. She would have loved to see Elmo.
One reason I'm glad we skipped The Mall, the heat. Yesterday was the hottest so far this year - 95 degrees. My apartment was so hot that Lorelei and I spent the day at Tyson's mall shopping and enjoying the air conditioning. We also did some mother-daughter bonding over ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.
In knitting news, I finished the ribbing of the Jaywalker and moved on to the pattern. I really like the pattern, it looks complicated, but I had it memorized before I finished the first repeat. I'm half finished with the leg of the Opal sock and I worked a few more rounds of Picovoli. The Opal sock should be finished in another week or so and I'm still hoping to have Picovoli finished by the end of summer. I need to start working on baby stuff soon. Less than 8 weeks until the next niece or nephew is born.