Wednesday, April 05, 2006


CrafterKat and Critter flew to Medford at the end of Spring Break to see OSF's The Winter's Tale and a musical called Honkey Tonk Laundry.

I picked them up at the airport and brought them home, CrafterKat telling little snippets of adventures the whole way home. As I finished making dinner, the two of them unpacked their things, returning from their bedrooms to show me things they had brought home from vacation.

Critter brought in two coloring books, one on Midsummer Night's Dream while I was stirring up the Caesar salad. CrafterKat brought out a bag of scrapbooking goodies from Craft Warehouse.

I spooned up the pork loins from the slow cooker when Critter came back to the kitchen. "Hold out your hand and close your eyes," she told me.

I complied and was rewarded with one of my favorite Easter candies, Whopper Robin Eggs. Grinning, I gave her my thanks and added, "You must have found my stash."

She gave me a puzzled look, furrowing her brow. "These are from my travel bag. CrafterKat bought me some."

"Oh." I plopped the delicious morsel into my mouth and began cleaning up the spill from the slow cooker.

My words finally registered. "What did you say?"

"Nuffing," I managed around the sweet and lowered my head so she couldn't see my smirk.

"Wait." She ran to the kitchen entry way and yelled down the hall, "JewelGeek already bought some!"