We had lunch at Tuk Tuk Thai and it was good pineapple fried rice.
We hit Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins on the way home and I picked up pot holder loops, miscellaneous seconds yarns, and a set of bamboo knitting needles (circular US 5) that were just too gorgeous to miss on. I used my gift certificate there, and it was glorious.
Once home, John biked while I went and got Jet and realized that one of Jet's teachers is a man. So I realized that one of the four had to be Manly. :-) So I made it out of one of the seconds yarns I had, which was a nice, stolid brown instead of the fairy ribbon for one, the cotton candy ribbon for the other, and the third that looks like a boa that had caught on fire. :-)
Jet and I made a potholder before the night was out and I used the pot holder to cook dinner. He loved that. Yay for pasta! I am realizing that part of my inability and disinterest in cooking much lately does stem from my work burnout, I think. I have too many variables tracking in my head, already, and I automatically balk at piling a few more onto my poor head, so I don't even contemplate doing the elaborate dishes I used to do. It's interesting to see my brain in action...
I did, however, spend the evening frantically knitting away, as I had two scarves to finish before tomorrow. Luckily, the boys were completely absorbed by John's birthday present, a big Lego freight train. Woo woooooo!!