So I was a little distracted when I wrote last Friday's Mishmash, and I forgot to include some pictures of our weekend in the Frisco area (near Dallas), where our son Sam now lives. First, in the midst of crazy Dallas traffic, I spotted the WORLD'S BIGGEST ENGAGEMENT RING STORE! How did I not know something like this existed?!? Well, beside the fact that I've been married for nearly 27 years, but still! Jeff thought I was crazy for taking a picture of it as we drove by (I also may or may not have told him to slow down, lol), but I needed evidence that such a mecca existed! Good to know for when my future second husband and I get married, anyway.
There is a ginormous engagement ring in the window, too - wish I'd gotten a better picture!
Sam had a paid internship his last semester of college, and saved up his pennies to furnish his new apartment - here is a shot of Max and him on his new Ikea sofa/chaise (and coordinating ottoman!):
They rated it two thumbs up!
This is Sam's new entertainment system, also from Ikea. Amazing that it came in a gazillion flat boxes! I think it came out really nice.
I almost broke a sweat watching boys and Jeff hang those upper cabinets!
Max demonstrating how to cook on Sam's new BBQ:
Quite the narrow balcony - but a gorgeous view of the tree tops!
Paco had to demonstrate how nice a (mostly) white dog looks on the red sofa:
We got to demonstrate vacuuming up pet hair off of said sofa right before we left!
A while ago both Fran and Ann gave me this award, which was really sweet of them! I think you are supposed to list ten things about yourself, but what could I possibly tell you that you don't already know about me? Instead, I will give you my Top Ten Shopping Idiosyncrasies:
- I always bring two sizes of each piece of clothing into the dressing room;
- I start with the bigger size first;
- I do rehang my clothes when I am done trying them on;
- I don't refold, however - those just get draped over the rack;
- I secretly love it when a saleswoman "starts" a dressing room for me, but then I get intimidated and don't want her to come back and check on me;
- Thankfully that doesn't happen at TJ Maxx or Ross;
- I only bra shop with my best friend, Barbara, which can be a challenge considering we live 1,500 miles apart;
- I love a clearance rack, but get overwhelmed if there are too many - at that point, I won't even look at them;
- I have to open the box if I'm buying something to make sure nothing's broken;
- I won't buy a boxed item if a corner is crushed - even if I've opened it to check. Something is sure to be wrong with it!
All this swimming has worn me out. No Senior Yoga for me today. I am really understanding the importance of rest days - and while I'll swim this morning, I'm looking forward to taking it easy on the weekend. I guess I should look at it like, if I ran for an hour, I would be tired. Don't know why I keep thinking that I shouldn't be any less tired when I swim for an hour, or as it were every day this week, an hour and 20 minutes (don't ask me why that was my daily time - it just worked for me). So it's a much needed (and well-earned) rest weekend for me.
Speaking of Senior Yoga, I did go last Friday, and it's quite different from regular yoga, but not in how you might imagine...they talk! There was so much chitchat going on during the class that I just cracked up - this is not your normal relaxing, quiet, introspective, feel-your-body-as-you-breathe-deeply class - oh heck no! There was all kinds of banter going on...quite funny, once I got used to it. I'll definitely go again, but it's a big time commitment as the class is at least 90 minutes long, and doing that on top of swimming wipes out my entire morning. Then it's time for lunch and a nap! I know, I know, my life is rough. I acknowledge that. ;)
And now, it's time for UNfashionable Friday. What can I say? It's summer in Texas (no matter what the calendar says, when we hit over 100 degrees, it's SUMMER here!), and I've pretty much been living in either my swimsuit or shorts and a t-shirt. I can't tell you the last time I styled my hair, unless you count pulling wet hair back with clips a style. Makeup? What's that?!? I haven't even been wearing my jewelry, which to know me is to know I loves me some sparkly things...but with all the getting in and out of the pool, I haven't bothered.
Still loving the mantra on my shirt!
This is also unfashionable because of the sad state of my family room - do you think we will EVER do anything around that massive fireplace/mantle area? It's only been 11 years, after all!
I'm wearing my favorite t-shirt, and an old pair of workout shorts. Good thing I'm not a fashion blogger, right? Hoping that by the end of summer, everything will be a lot looser on me - I'll talk more about that in Monday's post.
"No one ever drowned in sweat" - I love this saying!
Tomorrow morning roles will be reversed as I'll be manning a water station while Jeff runs a 10K with our running club. I'll be wearing our super-cute new shirt, though, and a coordinating red visor. Janell, you'd be impressed. ;)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!