Hey there, peeps! So Captain America and I worked out our issue! It was a misunderstanding, and it was all cleared up. Thank goodness! I hate fighting...
We woke up at 5:25 am and got Jake to Seminary. And brought pillows, and had a nice little nap in the car. Then at 6:40am, drove back to post. In time to say a family prayer and got Tom to the bus. I helped Joe and Jim get dressed and fed and ready to the bus.
I met the girls at the bus stop, and it was so peaceful with just our neighborhood there. hehe. More than 1/2 the kids live in the other neighborhood, and it was SO crowded. This was much better.
I chatted for a bit, then headed back home. And got Jake ready for the bus, and he left the house at 7:50am. And that was it for kids! They were all gone :)
I spent the morning with Captain America, just enjoying having him here. To make up for the unpleasant day yesterday. Oh that I could have yesterday back! Hmpf!
At 11am, we were dressed and showered and ready to go to town. We had a Walmart list (I think I have one every day...) and he wanted to return some shorts to Sports Academy. And we needed to get some more shorts for Jake. He'd been wearing the same pair of athletic type shorts to school every day. And they had a hole in them. Yeah, not so good.
First stop, Academy Sports on the East Side. Here's me, trying to get a nice picture, despite the BRIGHTNESS outside :)
The more we looked around, the more we found. Sigh. WAY too many things there... Here's a pic of Captain America and I.
We got the kids who are in soccer a ball, and some socks, and a water bottle. And we found some shorts for $2.88 a pair for Jake, and another camping chair, and some stuff for Captain America.
We had spent SO much time in Academy, that now it was time for lunch. We wanted Mexican, but didn't know of a good place on this side of town. So, we took a chance, and went to this one that was close to where we were. Rock and Roll diner. Mexican style. ROFL!
The inside totally looked like a diner. Complete with pictures of Elvis on the walls. But no one was speaking English. Even the menu was in Spanish. Luckily the lady behind the counter spoke English well, and was able to help us order something. Yeah, we were totally the only White people in there. hehe.
SOOO yummy! I enjoyed it all!We sat and ate a leisurely lunch, then headed out. Across the street to Walmart. The one we call the far East side Walmart. And we spent WAY too much time there. hehe. Our list was long, though. Whatever did we do before we had Walmart???
We slowly whittled down our list, and when we finally made it to the produce section, we saw some fresh Hatch chilies. Amanda had told me about them. And when I saw them roasted and in a ziplock baggie for sale, I totally knew what they were! So Captain America and I bought a bag. But I really thought the sign was funny. Redundant much???
We didn't have to wait in line hardly at all, and quickly paid and headed out. And drove ALL the way across town to get home. Traffic was bad. We stopped at Howdys on the way home for a DDP, then Captain America dropped me off at the bus stop. It was almost time for the bus. Captain America put away all the groceries, and I chatted with the girls.
We collected our kids, and headed back home. Captain America had lined up all the soccer stuff so i could take a picture of it. Sweet, huh???
And here are all of Jake's new shorts. He was SUPER excited about them. He also got some clearance sandals.
We had the kids get their soccer gear on (they haven't gotten their uniforms yet), and pose outside. Aren't they cute!
I had to take my contacts out, because they were itchy. And took a moment to sit down and upload my pictures. And drink my soda, of course :)
We grilled some fish, and some brauts, and some hot dogs, and some burgers. Oh yeah! I put Tom in charge of helping Joe with his homework, and said that once he got done, then they could have free time.
Eme and Captain America and I headed out to Eme's soccer practice. We dropped her off at the field, and headed to the PX. I wanted to get a weekly pill thingy for Jake, and needed a new back massager. My freakin' kids broke mine... Sigh.
We paid and headed to Military Clothing supply. Captain America needed a new ACU top and soft hat. We grabbed those, then went to Game Stop to look around. The Playstation 2 (used) was only $59. That's really not bad. Of course, we'd still need controllers and such. But they had buy 2 used games, get 2 used games free. And those games are super cheap. Something to think about, anyway...
We went back to the car, and headed to pick up Eme. She'd just got done with practice, and we headed home. Captain America and Jake played some Madden on the Wii, and Tom hadn't had Joe do his homework. So while we all had root beer floats, Joe and Tom sat at the table doing Joe's homework. Tough lesson, but if I leave you in charge, and you choose to let Joe watch TV with you, then you have to help him when I get home. Sorry, Tom...
They finally got done, and had their dessert, and I started loading my store. Thursday night is work night for me. I still had 2 WordArt packs to package, then I got them all in the store. Captain Americawas playing with the kids on the Wii. I think I watched a full 2 episodes of Jack before I was done. Then I started blogging.
It's now almost 9pm. We've decided to let the kids go to school late tomorrow, to spend the morning with their dad. Maybe I'll get up early-ish and make a nice breakfast! We'll take them to school before 10am so it doesn't count as an absence. hehe. I'm tricky, huh?
Captain America and the boys are outside flushing the transmission fluid on the truck, or something like that, and I'm done in here now. I may go and take a hot bath. That sounds nice and relax-ful. Maybe I'll read some in my book, too. I haven't ready any in it in a while. Last time I took a bath, I watched 24 on Netflix on my iPhone. How sad is that??? ROFL!
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GREAT layout, Sharon, my dear! Love the old photograph. Looks like something that could have been taken when I was a kid. hehe :)