Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Exhausted already

It is only 3:30, and I am ready for bed! We swung out of here and journeyed down to speech therapy. With the main gate closed, it takes me 15 minutes to get off the base, and another 15 to get to town. Yuck! But it's better than the hour + to get to Boise, where we went for 9 months. I got smart this week and brought an Aladdin video and our portable player from the car. I have an AC adapter so I plug it into a socket in the waiting room. Can we say "child friendly office"? That kept Oren from bugging me out of boredom, William only unplugged it once. But William wanted to keep stuffing his face and laid there kicking a door when I told him he'd eaten enough. I was trying hard not to laugh.


By the time we got out of there it was after 12:30, so we grabbed a cheapo lunch from McDonald's dollar menu and headed off to a local park. The boys thought that was the neatest thing, a picnic! It would have been nicer if it hadn't been only 60 and windy, but they didn't care in the least. William discovered you can go up the slide, and had a blast in the swing. Nathan and Oren wouldn't take off their hoods for some good pictures and they didn't' want to stay in one place very long. So I only got pictures of William. They ran around for a good long while before Mommy got too cold and dragged them back to the warmth of the car.



By the way, I love the fact that my phone has a camera. It's not the best camera ever, but often it is the only one available.

Then it was off to the store for chicken. They didn't have any more leg quarters but I wasn't in desperate need of them. So I looked to see if there were any other good deals. I got a few things, and loaded them back in the car. William fell asleep halfway home. We didn't get home until after 2:30. So it was a very long day. Oren has T-ball tonight too, and I have to bring all the kids because Mark has a church meeting. It is cold and windy and I am not looking forward to being out there for an hour. I am not even sure what dinner is going to be! Something using day old french bread bought for $0.75 on the bread sale shelf... (I love a good deal.) Maybe a nice, warming soup that won't burn down the house if left unattended in the oven on low...

5 comments:

Farrell Family said...

I know running errands like that always wears me out. I always make Emma watch a movie when we get home so I can lay down. Good luck making it till bedtime!

Stephanie said...

Too bad about not getting the chicken. That's always a bummer, when you're looking forward to a sale but they don't have the thing on sale anymore. Do they take rain checks there? You should ask about that - Jeff and I would often get good deals on stuff even when they ran out because we asked for a rain check.

Michelle said...

Yes, I have done rainchecks before, especially on chicken breasts. But Pauls often has chicken sales, so it wasn't really necessary for us stock up at the moment. I have one of those 10 pound bags of leg quarters already. Now, chicken breasts? Those I get a raincheck for...

Rachel H. said...

That is so great to find a good deal! It's such a thrill!!

And I think your camera does pretty darn good pictures! TOTALLY impressed!

Melinda said...

lots done while you were out. hope something great went w/ the bread!