Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Yesterday was the first day without the neighbors. The last day with them went about as smoothly as it could've really. The kid held it together until we went home and the family headed to the airport.
This first shot is the photo of the kids. Johnny, Dylan in the middle, and Anna. I couldn't get them to be serious, so this is the last photo of the 3 of them. It's somehow fitting.
Yesterday was loaded with assorted things to do. First, voting. Normally I vote on the way home from work, so the kid is either in school or was at daycare. This time, because he didn't have school and he isn't in daycare I took him along. I was raised to vote. I couldn't wait to register and yes, I'm one of those people who doesn't mind jury duty either. Grandfather fought in a war in part to ensure that "we" would be able to continue with the freedoms such as being able to vote and to have a secret ballot. And women too, risked and gave their lives in some cases, so that women could vote. I am grateful for what they did and I won't waste it. I think my vote means little in that my life doesn't seem to change much no matter who is in office, but it's the only tool I have so I'll keep using it. No pictures from that, but it was cool walking him through the process.
Allergy shots were next. Poor kid thought the DR said he only had to come once a year for them. What was said is that we needed to make his yearly appointment and see if we can go longer between shots.
I took him too lunch at Dairy Queen. I'm glad I didn't look at the nutritional information before we went. I wasn't stressing too much about lunch. I knew it wasn't healthy. I mean, it was DQ. Still, it was much worse than I would've guessed. The highlight from the meal was the "MEGAFRY!!!" as named by the kid. Honestly have never seen one this big and can't imagine what the heck size potato that thing came from.
We talked and got caught up. It was really rather enjoyable. He's always been funny and entertaining and we did laugh, but he's becoming a more interesting person. It's kind of neat to watch and I feel pretty lucky to be a part of it.
The World War 1 Memorial park was next. I used to take the older two here when they were little and we lived nearby. It's a great place and it's improved. Well, unless you happen to be fond of the old death trap playgrounds, which I happen to be a fan of. ;) Still he had fun hanging out with the goats, lamas, deer, etc.
There is a butterfly garden that is in memory of a little girl who died. It's a beautiful place in the warmer weather, but it was still nice yesterday. This is one of the sculptures in the garden. It's a unicorn, just in case you can't see the horn clearly.
This last shot is a place my oldest used to call, "Top to the world" because as far as he was concerned, this was it. Probably was stunning a couple of weeks ago when the foliage was better.
After that, the dentist (no cavities) and then the library where he was formally introduced to NaNoWriMo. Finally went home to write and get caught up. I don't think I quite saw 9:00. It was a productive day.
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