Yesterday was a very packed day. It started out by me getting up and getting breakfast going. Mmm, pancakes. With lots of flavorful syrups (maple, of course, and blueberry and strawberry). Then I got the kitchen (well, dishes anyway) cleaned up. Then I rested.
After that we took a walk to out closest 7-11 store where the kids got to each get a slushie drink. If you have children you know that their favorite flavor is rainbow: that mixture of all available flavors in the spinning thingers. So we picked up a bag of Funyuns and sat outside the 7-11 munching and planning the rest of our walk. We had a bit going on, so we decided we would take a decent route, but nothing too long.
So we set out on a journey that led us down the big street that the college is on. We walked that for a few blocks and found a few shops we didn’t know were there (but that we will certainly be going to back to visit) before we turned down a side street, hit the little path by the creek and walked home. All in all, it was about an hour and a half of well spent walking time with the family, whilst we talked about stuff and practiced state capitols.
I am truly amazed at how fast my kids can learn stuff. I just gave them the list of states and capitols last on Friday night and they are already picking up most of it. I will be interested in seeing if by next Friday they can have done what I gave them to do. I know they can do it, but I really want to see it.
After our walk we came home and rested a little more, then got our laundry together. You see, our washing machine broke down a few days ago and so we have to go to the laundromat to wash our clothes. That’s OK, I guess. For now. I think we will be getting a new machine in a couple of weeks. That is an expense I was just dying to have, you know?
Anyway, before the laundromat, I cooked us up some turkey burgers and hot dogs, to which my family promptly responded with grubbing the lot of the food. I guess that is what it was there for, but man that was a lot of food to go down like that.
So it was off to the laundromat where we spent about an hour and about $13 doing wash. The nicest thing about it all though, was the fact that the time was well spent with my wife. We are sorely in need of some time together and that little snip was much needed. Of course, an hour is very short when you want the hour to last 10, but hey, I am happy with what I got so I can’t (and won’t) complain.
After laundry it was back to the pad where we began the task of drying said laundry, and preparing for today, which was really not a whole lot of anything really, except more housework and laundry folding.
But I suppose it could have been worse. I could be living in a van down by the river.