I assembled a basket of coffee and snacks, and took it over to BFF's early yesterday morning. I wasn't sure, but thought it might be better than flowers. DD and her fella rolled up into town yesterday afternoon. In the calm before the family obligation whirlwind, I abducted her for some birthday shopping.
It's interesting to see how DD is growing into adulthood. We suffered through her case of spoiled brat right after high school. Now on her own, it's all fun and games until the utility bill comes due, and that really altered her perspective. Two years ago, she wanted the latest designer everything. Yesterday, she leaned in and said "I could use some new shirts to wear to work." After a quick consult with DH, I threw her in the car, and off we went.
We went to Steve and Barry's, which Enid tipped me off on about a month ago (they opened in San Antonio last December). The store carries Sarah Jessica Parker's line "Bitten", featured on the cover of Oprah magazine this month. DD picked out an armload of office casual tops (six!), two fun tees, and a pair of ballerina flats. I recommend the store to anyone with teenagers/young adults, because it is a refreshing change. It's designed along the Old Navy model, and my bill was less than 75.00! They also carry men's, kids, and infant clothing.
The Azalea is back on track, albeit in a different yarn. I've been slowly working up to bigger needle sizes as I go. It won't look good until I block it, but here's a peek-
*** BFF=DD's Best Friend Forever