Busy day today!
Walked to the grocery store (about 3 or 4 blocks) with the family to buy milk and a few other things. We all ate some of the few other things on the way back. Put pork roast in the slow cooker to defrost (wouldn't fit).
Went to visit my father. Started up a loaf of bread in their bread machine (and ignored my mother's earlier claims that I shouldn't bother). Helped Dad put away his IV stand, since he had his B-12 injection and infusion today. Purchased some clothes online while Cimmy worked more on her D&D world map. Since Mom and Dad had not finished the black rice pudding we gave them (and Dad was not especially fond of it), Cimmy fed it to the kids instead of taking it back home. Jak Jr. made a mess of Dad's paper shredder after coming in from the backyard (had the kids playing outside). Moved kids to the sewing room/playroom/guest room. Measured myself to make sure I bought the right size i needed. After I purchased 2 "judo"-length shorts, two dress shirts, and two denim shirts, I traded places with Cimmy and she looked for dresses. Took measurements for Cimmy to make sure she got the right size. Cimmy got frustrated because few of the dresses were in her size. While Dad was paying for Cimmy's dress (he paid for my clothes too; as per an agreement), Cimmy packed the kids into the car. Jak Jr. started to cry because he hit Cimmy and she smacked him back.
Got home and Cimmy decided that everyone else would come along to my med nurse appointment. Cimmy called her mother and said she wouldn't be at home and so they agreed we'd bring them the jam jars for the blueberry jam on Saturday (when we come up to the Lower Yakima Valley to see fireworks– and possibly pick gooseberries at their house). Ran inside quickly to add pickled jalapeños and a lime quartered lengthwise to the pork roast, after taking it out of the bag.
Jak Jr. fell asleep in the car on the way to my appointment.
Went to med nurse appointment. Found out that the reason why I can't start counseling is I have to see a doctor first and get written permission, being the medical ward of the state and feds that I am. :-P Also weighed in. Didn't lose any weight, but didn't gain any either. Ask for a Dum-Dum lollipop and she reminded me to grab some for the rest of the family. Cimmy chose root beer, I chose sour apple, Princess had bubble gum flavor and so Jak Jr. got the grape one when he woke up.
Went to the Albertson's grocery store to get something small to eat. Could not find sunscreen, as employee's directions were crappy.
Got into car and mother-in-law drove up. She spotted Princess and figured out where we were. You see, if you aren't totally lost already, my mother-in-law and father-in-law come down every Thursday for… stuff. As most of my doctors are in the same town, she caught up with us. She gave Cimmy a disc of Princess's trip to OMSI (so, did my father-in-law add something extra he didn't already upload to Flickr?) and hugs to everyone except me but that was OK since I fit in our Honda Civic like a sardine and I was still sitting in the car. I'll get mine this Saturday, sure enough.
Went to the drugstore and Cimmy got some sunscreen. She got spray-on again. Gah. Yes, okay, that is the only way to be sure some gets on the kids.
Went down to Columbia Point. It was a fairly nice day for kite flying– sort of. Very light, then very calm, then very strong. Flew the koi stunt kite, the parafoil (Snapshot 1.2), and the delta kite. Drained the water bottle and refilled it at a faucet while flying the delta kite. Kids did not want to stay within the playground area very much as usual. Was trying to avoid Hanford traffic but Cimmy could not last past 6PM (18h), so we skirted out in the last burst. Some guy in an SUV decided to be an aggressive jerk. Took the long way home through Columbia Park past the Columbia River.
Got home. Table was still full of dishes. Mixed the crushed pineapple and applesauce together to dress the pork roast. Carved off servings for everyone; we ate at the couch or other chairs in the living room… again.
Called Mom & Dad (since I could not understand Dad's voicemail message on our answering machine). They loved the loaf of bread; Mom especially. Princess forgot her bracelet at their house. Mom wants me to come vacuum. Agreed with Mom that shopping takes time. Blah blah blah yadda yadda yakkety schmakety. Said goodbye.
Did some of my usual things on Runescape. Remembered I was going to write a post on VOX. I'm here now. Day is almost over. Yeah yeah yeah.
Chugga chugga chugga chugga woo WOO!