Finally back home!
The husband's surgery went well. He has to take it easy for two weeks, then no heavy lifting for four more weeks. He's been in pain from the surgery but it's getting better slowly day by day. The whole process went smoothly but I was just a frazzled, stressed wreck the entire time. I was more than ready to get back to my own house and see my pets again.
While in Tampa, we had a -lot- of downtime...so I started a new hat project for myself. My hair has been growing out pretty long so I wanted a slouch beanie to contain everything, especially when I really don't feel like styling it (which is pretty much all the time).
Ta da!!!! I got the idea from this free pattern by Chezcrochet. On an interesting side note, the lady behind Chezcrochet is in my hometown. I've gotten in contact with her and she's quite pleasant. She just unfortunately has some health problems that prevent her from being as active in the community as she wants.
I'm still desperately trying to crochet up Christmas presents. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel!