The end of January was dominated with preparing for an employee's retirement party. I had to finish a resolution for Commissioners Court to read during their Tuesday meeting recognizing Bill for his 14 years of service to the county. Then I had to order food, pick up his plaque, and get a bunch of food to the office the day of the party. As always, so many co-workers brought food, it was an embarrassment of riches. The party was well attended and Bill retired happily on January 31st.
The threats of ice days continued the first week of February with schools canceling the school day or having late starts. A couple of times I started my commute into town at the same time I normally do and found the roads clear of ice and traffic. It was wonderful.
Jake celebrated his 19th birthday at the end of week 6. It's rough that he's away at college for his birthday, but we had a celebratory dinner at Chuy's Tex Mex with Jake in absentia. Hey, it's the thought that counts. Oh, and the money his Abuela and I deposited in his account by way of birthday greetings.
The only project I finished this week was mending my niece's clothes. Lauren's just about the only person for whom I will do mending, because I absolutely HATE mending clothes. So I sewed a button on a dress and reattached some crystal bling to a jumper for her. This task was a very "annoying" (as Lauren would say) chore. But I did it for her. Now if I could just get my act together to mail the box to her.
This is Lauren being photographed modeling clothes from the boutique where she works in Lubbock. She's a sophomore at Texas Tech University and super beautiful and accomplished. Just had to brag on her.
So that brings us to Week 7.
I got nothin'. Hahahaha.
But I did get to end the week with Sam's first track meet of the season. It was so much fun seeing him run. He ran the third leg of the 4 x 100 meter and 4 x 200 meter relays. His JV team won the 4 x 100 and came in a close second on the 4 x 200 race.