This post reflects the date the entry took place. Because I was using a national wireless connection provided by work, I felt it more appropriate to enter these when I got home. As a result, this is being written on Sunday, April 29, 2007.
I took two naps today. And I needed them both. I had no idea how tired I was. There was a lot going on the last few days, and even with the rest that we had on Friday, I think we were all tired and tuckered out. We also needed to do laundry, because, as anyone with a family of seven knows, if you go one day without hitting the laundry, you are going to be swamped with a pile of funky underwear and smelly socks that you might never be able to unpile yourself from.
My mother-in-law, Bonnie, offered to watch the kids for us tonight while my wife and I went to the Casino. But I am not so sure that my wife wanted to have anything to do with me as the idea of going out with me seemed to make her look like she wanted to vomit. Even after asking several times in different ways, it was still about the same response. Oh well, maybe sometimes a trip across the country can still feel like home?
Anyway, after lots of TV watching, animal watching (Granny’s house gets visited by lots of birds, squirrels, lizards and other animals) and laundry doing, I decided, late at night (some time after 9:30) that I was going to go get myself some dinner since I hadn’t eaten with the rest of the family earlier. And you know what? Baldwin and Franklin Louisiana both close at 9:00. You heard me, the entire city closes, the sidewalks are rolled up, the lights go out and you are in the dark in the middle of nowhere after 9:00 PM. Except if you are Burger King or McDonald’s.
Now I had a hard and fast rule that I was not going to eat a bunch of fast food crap while I was here this time. I did that last time and lost out on 10 days worth of southern cooking and eating. But literally, there was nothing open, other than the casino, so I had to break my own rule and I grabbed a burger. Then my wife and I went for a drive down to the Cypress Bayou casino, and promptly turned back after getting into the parking lot. (It seems my wife’s shirt was not adequately cute for going to a casino tonight.)
Anyway, we came back to the house, turned the tube on a little more and wasted more vacation time watching TV and not talking to one another. Now that I think about it, it is starting to feel more and more like home everyday.