I'm at my daughter's house in San Antonio, and loving it. Very relaxing with just the two of us... and two sweet kittys and one very hyper dog. At my suggestion we are teaching him "Stay" this weekend. As in stay in one spot anywhere for more than 10 seconds! LOL Really, he's sweet and is doing very good. He waits so intently for the command to release him from sit still hell. Last night we took him out for a long walk in the area they've moved to. It's beautiful - so many trees and lots of big houses. Living in West Texas I sometimes forget how much I miss trees and grass and water. However, I do not miss humidity and would not want to live here mid-summer when the steam starts rising. The kids new house house is so pretty - two story this time, with lots of floorspace and beautiful fireplace and a wall of real wood paneling in the livingroom - how I love that stuff! If I lived here, I would have to take over the large screened in porch room as my own. What a great reading spot!
Yesterday we headed out for some much-needed clothes shopping. I came home with four pair of jeans, three tank tops, two shirts, and a wonderful lightweight denim jacket that has dark blue floral embroidery all over it - subtle yet very feminine. Totally my style! My kid is so good about helping me choose things that look half-way decent on my fat body.
Yesterday we happened by a cross-stitch store, a rarity anymore, and she saw a wonderful piece that is birdhouses done on an oatmeal colored background with several of the little 3-D button dodads stitched on - birds, flowers, a ladybug, and a cat. So I got all the supplies, including the damned high-dollar hand-dyed yarn, it requires and will begin working on it as a gift for their new house. At my usual speed of completing things, should be done by Fall, LOL. I haven't done counted cross-stitch for a few years and I really miss the peaceful feeling it gives me - good therapy. I love the way a palette of colors formed into x's creates a piece of art. Something to do with my hands while watching tv with the Papa Bear in the evenings. I'll post a picture when it's eventually all finished.
Today we are soon heading out to shop for a new kitchen faucet set - her choice for a birthday gift. I also want to drive by the hospital where she works. Then I'm going to bake some peanut butter/kiss cookies for Jason's birthday gift. He'll enjoy coming home to those much more than cake.
Our guys are having a fishing adventure at Lake Amistad, including the discovery of a crack in the boat hull that required welding (thankfully not large enough to cause a capsize). Hopefully they'll have some great fish stories as well! We meet up with them in Del Rio again tomorrow for the return trip home.
Time always goes way too fast when I'm with my daughter. We have so much fun together. How I wish she (and my son) lived close enough to do this often. But I'm also so very proud of them for their independence and how well they are doing with their lives.
Time to hit the shower! Will be back around and reading blogs on the trip home.