Friday, August 5, 2011

Gadget, French linens, and puttering

The adorable Gadgepadge: just one of many individuals I'm looking forward to seeing soon!

Last weekend my roommate helped me hang up pictures. The process is a little more involved than I'm used to, since Europeans make their walls out of strange things. Living with a man who owns a drill and a level is awfully convenient, though, I tell you! We had a fun evening too--made dinner and ate together, hung up pictures all over the house and watched a movie. Having roommates again is nice. Have I mentioned that? Last week he came home with flowers for the table, just because the dining room seemed drab to him! The other roommate and I were impressed. :)

Home improvements come in so many forms lately! I went to Ribeauvillé in France on Saturday to buy table linens. One is a wedding present for Laura, two are for mom, one is my own, and one was thrown in for free by the shop owner, Jean, who by that time was calling me Steph and telling my friends that if I were in the business, he'd hire me straight away--so rarely does he have a customer take SO LONG to look at each design and feel the fabrics. I bet he tells all his indecisive customers that.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Congratulations to my lovely parents who were married 30 years ago today! As usual, Switzerland is celebrating with fireworks. :)