Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Mishmash

We drove to Dallas last weekend to spend some time with Allie.  Paco is finally turning out to be a good car passenger - I put the pad from his crate in the back seat and he settled down and quickly fell asleep.  He has actually stood up for the entire drive to north Texas on previous trips, so this was a huge deal.  He was really relaxed the entire visit, too - he just wanted to hang out with us and made himself comfortable in some pretty funny ways:
He wedged his behind between the ottoman and the couch and fell asleep!
Noise from the icemaker woke him up.  I can read his expression, and it's "growl, or no growl...meh, no growl."
Another spot...apparently his motto for the weekend was "why lie on one ting when you can lie on two?"

Taking our cue from Paco, we had a pretty relaxed weekend, but I did manage to get to another Nordstrom and play with eye make up again.  And imagine my surprise when Jeff wanted to go to Ikea - in all our years of marriage, this was the first time he ever suggested that!  He was looking at desks and such; I, having no agenda, spent the least amount ever on a trip there, buying only some replacement hand towels for our bathroom (the old towels were getting a little worn) and a bamboo tablet stand, which I've wanted for a while now since I use my iPad for simpler knitting patterns:
This will also be nice to have in the kitchen, on the rare occasions where I'm following a recipe. 

Oh, I almost forgot the funniest part of the weekend - when we were driving to Ikea, I looked out the window and did a double-take as I realized I was seeing Batman in the lane next to us:
Batman looks very serious about his driving...
OK, it was actually Batdan, but still.  Random, and so fun.

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Knitting update:  I set my sweater aside for a bit to start another pair of socks - what can I say, I wanted to make something with instant quicker gratification.  I decided to try a pattern for this pair, which has gone surprisingly well:
 
Pattern is Featherstone, which is a freebie on Ravelry.
I've already turned the heel - it's all gravy from here!

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So part of being a mom is appreciating seeing your babies grow into responsible adults, but since my kadults don't live nearby, I don't get to see them adulting often enough...so when I do, well, I have to document it:
 "Really, Mom??"  Yes, really.

Here's a better picture:
My daughter, on Mother's Day. 

Jeff threw out his back when he was loading the car to go home, plus he was getting a cold, so when we finally arrived at our house, he got out a heating pad for his back, laid on the floor, and passed out.  I took this picture and showed it to him later; he had no idea Kip was laying on him:
 Kip:  I missed you while you were gone!

Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Hopefully by now Jeff's back is better. That Paco is too cute! My son Chris does performances as Batman down here both paid and for charity.
    Too funny about your knitting. Us knitters are a bunch that bore fast with one project and how do you cure that? By starting another of course. Pretty socks. You do know the girls at Mason-Dixon knitting blog are starting a sock knit along on Monday?
    PS I keep working on starting to learn socks and going back to easy mindless knitting. Right now I am working on making a afghan/throw for my couch it has 49 9 inch squares in it. Its slow going but coming along. I am trying to stay faithful but its tough.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I saw that sock KAL and I'm going to do it!

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  2. So many questions about Batdan... WHY??? And doesn't he get hot in that suit in the Texas sun?

    The picture of your daughter doing dishes (and wondering why you're taking a picture) makes me laugh because my mom does the same thing whenever she visits me or my brother! I didn't realize it was because we're adulting!

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    1. He's Batdan...he doesn't sweat! ;)

      How funny that your mom does the same thing - I know my kids are, and have been for a while now, perfectly capable of being adults, but to see them actually doing it? Totally picture-worthy.

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  3. It sort of looks like you've got Jeff plugged in and charging on the floor. LOL

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  4. How nice that you got to see Allie for mother's day. Plus you got an Ikea and BatDan bonus.

    So, don't tell Jeff but when I first glanced at that photo of him I thought, "Jeff looks like he's put on a little weight" then "Why does his stomach have a head? OHHHHHHHHH." LOL!

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  5. You were in my neck of the woods - we live not too far from IKEA. I've seen Batdan driving on the tollway before. I wonder if he actually works or just drives around? lol.

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    1. Debby found a link - he does the superhero thing for a living, so I suspect he's on your roads a lot.

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  6. I heard a This American Life podcast with a guy that dresses up as superheros just because he really likes doing it. But I think it was superman, not batman.

    The new socks are super-pretty, and isn't that a fun pattern to do? I did a sweater or two with that pattern. Its one where I had to pay attention, though.

    LOL@ Lori's comment and your reply!

    Paco--it just shows how much he felt at home at Allie's, right?

    And the bamboo tablet stand? I WANT ONE!! I have a funky pillow stand right now. The bamboo is so much classier!

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    1. I've had to undo parts of the sock several times...it's an easy pattern, but also easy to get off track when I'm not paying enough attention, for sure.

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  7. Too funny about Bat Dan. I wonder how often he drives around like that?
    Hope Jeff's back feels better soon!

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    1. Apparently a lot - he does the superhero thing for a living, as Debby discovered. Kind of a cool way to spend your time.

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  8. I love the idea of that tablet stand! I am going to be near Ikea this weekend, I may have to make a pit stop. Glad you had a great weekend with Allie - boo to Jeff's back though :(

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    1. Get a tablet stand - I bet you'd love it in the kitchen!

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  9. Sounds like a fabulous weekend....well except for Jeff's back!!!!!!

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful photo of Allie. Poor Jeff, hope he recovers quickly.

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  11. Your fur babies are so cute!
    Hope Jeff's back is better by now.

    Nice that you were able to visit Allie and had a great time.

    I have a kitchen stand that I use daily when I cook for my cook books or recipes. I never use the Ipad for a recipe. We share an Ipad at home and when I'm cooking R. is usually using the Ipad. I still print recipes that I want to make. By now I have cut down a couple of trees with all that paper LOL.

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  12. How did I miss this post????? Oh Paco!!!! Oh Kip! Oh OWCH on Jeff's back. Hope he's better. LOL at Batman, and Allie looks beautiful!

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