Bear with me here, as we went on a whirlwind trip to Dallas over the weekend and my brain is a bit fried. We went to Sam's place, where we helped him get speakers set up, a TV mounted on the wall, and naturally this involved a trip to Ikea, where I also got a couple of things to help organize my yarn and knitting supplies (more on that in a few days, when I've had time to put everything together). Oh, and we also got to meet Sam's friend-who-is-a-girl, Roxy - she was very sweet and managed to hold her own with all of us plus my Uncle Phil, so I have to give her bonus points for that. Plus, she brought us homemade tamales - how nice!
As part of his Christmas gift to Jeff, Sam treated him to a haircut and salon experience - quite the change from Jeff's normal $10 haircut. I tagged along and was happily knitting away in the waiting area, when one of the hairdressers came out to tell me that "your husband wants you to take a picture of him and your son" - he was living the high life and wanted documentation!
Paraffin wax on the hands, scalp and neck massages...
followed by the hot towel, scented with eucalyptus oil.
Don't hate them because they're beautiful...
We spent most of Sunday getting things set up in Sam's apartment - I swear, it feels like we just did this, but I guess it's been over a year since the last time we helped change things up a bit. Here's some of the progress pictures - unfortunately, we were running out of time and we had to leave for home before everything was finished, so no "after" pictures:
Putting a big speaker on top of the entertainment center...
While I found a spot to knit.
Measuring to hang a speaker shelf...
While I found a different spot to knit.
I did some work, too - got all of Sam's new dress shirts steam-pressed and hung up (the clothes on the back wall are the extent of his work wardrobe...poor kid is in the midst of "lose weight/rebuild wardrobe" right now); plus I washed all his sheets and towels (why is laundry more fun when it's someone else's?), and of course had kitchen duty.
Here's the finished speaker shelves - and we rehung the art...but I didn't get a picture of that. Oops!
Max wasn't feeling 100% after his bout with the stomach flu, so he opted to stay home, which was nice for us, as we didn't have to bring Paco (and deal with walking him - Sam lives on the third floor of his apartment building). I think Paco AND Henry were fine with staying home - here's the picture Max posted on Facebook while we were gone:
Awww! Mortal enemies when they are awake, but Paco and Henry get along just fine, as long as they can sleep with someone as a buffer.
No pictures of this, but yesterday we went to Scotty P's for my favorite chili cheeseburger. Which got me to thinking of the last time I went there - turns out, it was exactly a year ago, to the day. December 30th, 2011. I remember it so well because we drove to Dallas to meet up with Debby, where we lunched, and then she taught me how to knit! Happy Knitiversary to me! P.S. I did not plan this, I swear, but I wore the same sweater this 12/30 as last 12/30. My goal for 12/30/13 is to wear a sweater that I've knitted!
Happy New Year!!! I hope you all ring in 2013 in a safe and happy way!