As usual, Paco not only "helped" me when I built my desk drawers, but had to get in the picture as well!
Here's Max's desk in process:
Look, they are reading directions! :)
And here is the desk afterward - Max has three monitors AND his TV hooked up to the computer. That would drive me crazy because you can "lose" the mouse, but it works for my programmer son.
This is the TV stand that I built - it matches the bookcase that I also built. Have I mentioned that? ;)
When my sons
divorced moved to separate apartments, they divided up the kitchen. It became quite apparent when I was helping Max put his stuff away that he was missing some pretty major things - oh, like a colander, hot pads, spoons to cook with, a decent knife...he would have been in even worse shape had my mom not sent him a set of pots and pans (she did the same for Sam when he got his first apartment). Max and I did a quick shopping trip to get him some basics (TJ Maxx and Target to the rescue!). Some of the haul - I love that he went for bright colors:
Just realized I didn't put the colander in the picture - it's turquoise. Fun!
Max is turning over a new leaf and trying to eat healthier. I've felt bad about not giving my kids the greatest example of good eating in the past, but the lunch he made for us on Saturday made me feel confident that he knows what is right, from portion sizes to overall balance. This was our tasty meal:
Turkey sandwich with fresh lettuce and tomato, baby carrots, Fuji apple, pretzels and a hard candy for dessert!
So my new desk. This was my birthday present from Jeff and the boys, and I could not wait to get it built - Sunday evening, after we drove home from Denton, I got to work on one side with the drawers (and convinced Jeff to build the cabinet that is the other support).Before:
I love this desk! I was able to clear stuff from my closet (that really didn't belong there) and put it in the drawers...and I even have one that is completely empty! Ahhhhhhh!
In the "I'm a dork edition" of Fashion Friday, I give you this pose:
Just before the timer went off, I thought I had the camera pointed too low, so I ducked. Turns out it was fine. I am a goof.
Here's a more normal shot - we had a nice storm blow through early Wednesday morning, and it was still cool - I'm talking like 73 degrees here, people - when I was going to meet a friend for lunch. So I got to wear sleeves! And capris! It was great. Of course, the next day we went back to our normal hot temps, but the respite was sweet.
The turquoise top is really thin fabric with a floral "burn out" pattern - I just love it. Felt very beachy with my white capris and flip flops! California dreamin'...
This weekend is the start of the half/full marathon training program with my running club. That I will not be doing (sob!). Jeff is, and I will be the good sport and go help with the registration, etc. And of course, panqueques at IHOP afterward - deeelicious!
Hope you all have an excellent weekend!